Beef Tenderloin Salad Recipe


1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon fat-free milk
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar or cider vinegar
1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
1 1/4 teaspoons sugar
3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
8 cups water
1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 2 inch pieces
4 (4 ounce) beef tenderloin steaks
1 large clove garlic, peeled and halved
6 cups torn mixed salad greens
2 large ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges


For salad dressing, in a bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, mustard, milk, vinegar, horseradish, sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cover and refrigerate. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water; drain and pat dry. Cover and refrigerate.

If grilling the steaks, coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray before starting the grill. Rub steaks with garlic; discard garlic. Sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. Grill steaks, covered, over medium heat or broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145 degrees F; medium, 160 degrees F; well-done, 170 degrees F).

On four serving plates, arrange the greens, tomatoes and asparagus. Thinly slice beef; place over salad. Drizzle with dressing.