Easy Recipes: Low sodium beef strips salad

My friend, Miel Maguigad, posted one of her salad dinners on Facebook a few days ago. She called it “TapSaLog” or tapa (beef strips), salad, and itlog (egg).

She must have known her foodie friends would most likely ask her for the recipe that she posted the ingredients along with the photo, and boy! Am I glad she did. She hit me right in the heart with two words — toasted garlic!

Here’s how Miel’s TapSaLog looks like:

Image grabbed from Miel Maguigad’s FB timeline

I don’t normally feature my friends’ food photos on my blog without a very good reason. You see, mine turned out to be really good. It was filling, too!

But my beef look so much different fromΒ Miel’s. Mine’s overdone a bit. I don’t know if it’s the beef or if it’s because I had to use our butane stove. We ran out of gasul and the delivery guy says it’ll take till Tuesday to deliver the new one.

What’s this woman got to do, right?

Anyway, here’s mine:

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However way you want to cook your beef, here are the things that you need:


Beef strips (Marinated)
Iceberg lettuce (chopped roughly)
1 whole garlic (minced)
2-3 eggs (boiled and sliced into small pieces) According to MasterChef, the cooking time for boiled eggs is 9 minutes)


Red wine vinegar
Braggs liquid aminos

Coconut-based cooking oil (All my health-loving friends say that coconut oil is the safest, healthiest cooking oil)

How to prepare:

1. Prepare the pan and heat the oil.
2. Toast the garlic on the oil, careful not to burn it. Set aside.
3. Fry the beef strips. Set aside.
4. Arrange the lettuce on the plate.
5. Add the beef strips on top of the bed of lettuce.
6. Add the eggs.
7. Sprinkle with toasted garlic.

I’m a typical Filipino who eats rice for most meals, but my palate didn’t seek rice with this one. It was delicious and very satisfying.

Plus, it needsΒ very little sodium, so it’s pretty healthy.

Yes, even with beef overdone.


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    1. Same reason why I got attracted to this dish, myself. Easy to find ingredients plus the toasted garlic. πŸ™‚

  1. Yay healthy dish. I love that it’s low in sodium. We are actually adjusting our family meal and is trying to use less sodium too. Alam mo na, hindi na bumabata ang parents ko plus kami. This is great. Bookmarked it actually already for my husband.

  2. TapSaLog is catchy and I see why a lot of your friend’s friends asked about it. Your version looks alright – filling & enticing. I’m thinking of putting tons of garlic in my TapSaLog πŸ™‚

  3. I like beef but we seldom eat beef at home. It’s because it’s so tough to chew when you don’t cook it properly. Maybe when you cook it as strips, it will be easier to eat and more flavorful πŸ™‚

    1. That’s true! I toasted the beef a little, albeit, unintentionally. We enjoyed it, still, but I still want to make it like my friend’s.

    1. Thanks. It’s actually very filling and satisfying, so even if you’re not on a diet, it’s still pretty good. πŸ™‚

  4. The picture alone got me really craving for that kind of food. I would love to try this one of these days, as soon as I get my hands on some ingredients.

  5. It sounds like a pretty easy dish to make. Unfortunately, we all have burned cooking moments, so you’re not alone.

    1. Oh, I’m a huge rice-eater, too. It was such a pleasant surprise that I didn’t crave for rice when I had this. Try it. πŸ™‚

  6. This looks appetizing. Will try the recipe here at home and let’s see if my husband will like it.

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