Tossed Steak Salad with Spicy Garlic Dressing

Spicy garlic dressing flavors a dinner salad of grilled steak and greens.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Dressing

1/4
cup olive or vegetable oil
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
3
tablespoons red wine vinegar
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1
teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped

Salad

2
medium green onions, thinly sliced (2 tablespoons)
2
large plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped
1
beef boneless top sirloin steak (1 lb), 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick
1
large red or yellow bell pepper
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
6
cups bite-size pieces salad greens
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms (3 oz)

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In tightly covered container, shake all dressing ingredients. Reserve 1/4 cup dressing. In small bowl, mix onions and tomatoes with remaining dressing; set aside.
  • 2 Place beef steak and bell pepper on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning bell pepper frequently and beef once, until beef is desired doneness. Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. Cut beef into 1/4-inch slices. Toss beef and reserved 1/4 cup dressing. Cut bell pepper into strips.
  • 3 In large bowl, place salad greens, mushrooms, bell pepper and beef. Add tomato mixture; toss.

Expert Tips

Cider vinegar can be substituted for the red wine vinegar in the dressing.

Enjoy this sizzling summer salad with a crusty French baguette and tall glasses of iced tea.

The Spicy Garlic Dressing is a version of Argentina's classic chimichurri sauce, which will give you a zesty, bold and spicy taste sensation. It is fondly referred to as Argentina's version of Italian pesto.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
6g
6%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
110%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.