Asian Grilled Steak Salad with Manchego

Manchego cheese is the perfect pairing with soy-marinated steak in this combination of classic steakhouse and Asian flavors.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 4



lb beef top loin steaks (New York, Kansas City or strip steaks)
cup sesame soy marinade / dressing


cups chopped romaine lettuce, washed
avocados, pitted, peeled and diced
red bell pepper, seeded, diced
oz Manchego cheese, crumbled
cup sesame soy marinade / dressing

  • 1 Place beef steaks in resealable plastic bag; pour in 1 cup marinade/dressing. Seal bag, squeezing out as much air as possible. Refrigerate 30 minutes to marinate.
  • 2 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place steaks on grill over medium heat; discard marinade. Cook 10 to 12 minutes for medium doneness, turning once. Remove from grill; let steaks stand 5 minutes before slicing.
  • 3 Arrange 2 cups lettuce on each of 4 plates. Top each with avocado and red pepper. Arrange sliced steak on top of each. Sprinkle salads with cheese. Serve with 1/2 cup marinade/dressing on the side.

Expert Tips

Choose a steak that is about 1-inch thick.

If you can’t find Manchego cheese, grated Asiago or Romano cheese can be used.