Sunday, November 7, 2010

QPC baby spinach, beef jerky, grilled vegetable salad - featured in Group Recipes

I have never had beef jerky before I met my hubby. The first time I had it was about 15 years ago . I love it very much and every visit back to US, I will eat lots of it till my heart's content. Last Christmas, my hubby asked my step-daugther Erin to mail 6 packets of beef jerky to us and it was one of my surprise gifts. I had a year's supply of beef jerky’s! YAY! Yesterday when I was craving a baby spinach salad and grilled vegetables, I decided to have it for lunch. We get beautiful baby spinach in the markets here and it is frequently on hand as it is one of our favorites. On a whim, I added some beef jerky, chopped into bite size pieces, to the salad and it turned out so delicious that I just have to share with you all. I served this with ham, tomato and lettuce sandwich and a bowl of corn chips. The teriyaki beef tasted better than bacon, and is much lower in fat.
1 big white onion, cut into rings
½ ts butter
1 ts brown sugar
Pamesan cheese (optional)
100 gm baby spinach, washed and dry
1 cup very thin strips of beef jerky
2 roasted red capsicum, skin seeds removed, cut in stips
2 heads of roasted garlic, skin removed
Ingredients for the salad dressing:
¾ cup balsamic vinegar
1 tb extra virgin oil
1 tb maple syrup
½ ts ground black pepper
¼ ts salt
Heat the balsamic vinegar and bring to boil. Simmer and reduce to ½ cup. Add (B) and mix well with a whisk and set aside. Heat the pan and add butter. After butter melted, add onion and brown sugar. Sautee till onion is soft and place it in the mixing bowl. Add (A) into the mixing bowl. Pour in salad dressing and toss well. Add pamesan cheese and serve.


  1. Yumm beef jerky! Excellent presentation of the salad too.

  2. What a great use for beef jerky! Very inventive. ;)

  3. Kim,
    Thanks. If you have some beef jerky, you must give this salad a chance my dear.

  4. Carolyn,
    Thanks for dropping by and hope you will try this recipe if you have some beef jerky in your pantry. Hope to see you again.

  5. Yummm! This looks so good, and so original! I'll definitely try this recipe out.

  6. Mouth watering salad, very unique using beef jerky.

  7. Elra,
    I never thought that adding beef jerky to the salad will enhance the taste so well.

  8. You have very nice blog. Love your cooking and I'm happy to be your follower :D

  9. Wow, that's gorgeous. I just love your photography.

  10. Rachel,
    Do let me know how like it after u try it. Thanks for your comment.

  11. Zoe,
    Thanks so much for following my blog. It means a lot to me.

  12. Thanks Serene. Please visit often, I love to hear from you.

  13. Beef jerky? Now I am trying to imagine Bak Kwa in the baby spinach. ;p

  14. tigerfish,
    haha, that's an ideal, why not?


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