Yes, steak can be part of a heart-healthy dinner, especially when you choose lean flank steak and pair it with a tomato and eggplant salad tossed with olive oil. In this grilled steak salad recipe, we toast dried oregano to season the salad and make it especially aromatic.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2013
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat grill to high.

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  • Cook oregano in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring, until toasted, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

  • Cut steak in half lengthwise; season with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Brush peppers and eggplant with 1 tablespoon oil.

  • Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the meat, turning once, about 10 minutes total for medium. Grill the peppers, turning once, until softened and charred in spots (about 10 minutes) and the eggplant until browned and slightly soft (about 8 minutes).

  • Add tomatoes, onion and garlic to the bowl with the oregano. Drizzle with vinegar and the remaining 3 tablespoons oil. Season with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; toss to combine. Chop the eggplant and peppers and cut the steak across the grain into thin slices; add to the bowl and toss to combine.

Tips

Oiling a grill rack before you grill foods helps ensure that the food won't stick. Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to coat the food with cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

358.8 calories; protein 26.8g 54% DV; carbohydrates 16.9g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 5g 20% DV; sugars 7.3g; fat 20.8g 32% DV; saturated fat 4.4g 22% DV; cholesterol 70.3mg 23% DV; vitamin a iu 923.1IU 19% DV; vitamin c 39.4mg 66% DV; folate 51.5mcg 13% DV; calcium 66mg 7% DV; iron 2.8mg 16% DV; magnesium 56mg 20% DV; potassium 832.6mg 23% DV; sodium 652.2mg 26% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 22% DV.