Apr 26, 2010

Beef Carpaccio

My favorite appetizer when I go to a local Italian spot near me is the beef carpaccio. Thin sliced raw beef, arugula and shaved Asiago. Here I used rare roast beef and made a lemon vinaigrette. My husband loved it! You can serve this as an appetizer for four or have it as a lunch for two. For a vegetarian option see Zucchini Carpaccio.

Beef Carpaccio
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/4th of dish Points +: 2 pts  Smart Points:
Calories: 79.6 • Fat: 5.3 g Protein: 8.3 g Carb: 0.6 g Fiber: 0.1 g

  • 1/4 lb rare roast beef, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, juice of
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • 1.5 cups baby arugula
  • .25 oz shaved Asiago or Parmesan Cheese


Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.

Lay the roast beef over a plate. Add half of the vinaigrette to the roast beef. Top with arugula, salt, pepper, remaining vinaigrette and shaved Asiago. Serve immediately.


  1. Oh Gina, this is my favorite appetizer at a local italian restaurant near my home as well! Did you find your roast beef at the deli? Or make it yourself? Thanks for this recipe!

  2. I bought this at the deli for a quick appetizer, but nothing beats homemade!! I have a recipe for homemade roast beef on my site. So simple to make!!

  3. By far my favorite appetizer. I have found that not all italian restaurants have it on their menu, but when they do I get it. I am definitely going to try this. Thanks.

  4. I know! I always look for it on the menu. It seems some of the more upscale Italian restaurants have it. I love the combination of flavors!!

  5. I made this a couple weeks ago and loved it! I also tried it with balsamic and it was really good too. I didn't check to see if the points value went up or not when I used balsamic, but it was tasty.

  6. I'm sure it's great with balsamic, the points should stay the same. I like to add capers to this too!

  7. I love appetizer, also i take it in lunch but beef carpaccio is new recipe for me. now i try to make as per your direction. I love combine flavors. you may also like it http://www.desitwistrecipes.com/recipes/appetizer/chaat.html


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