Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Salad

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Salad

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Grilled flank steak is served over salad greens with sweet corn, peppers, and tomatoes, and topped with a fresh cilantro dressing.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • Cilantro Dressing
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallot
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled and quartered
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Grilled Flank Steak
  • 8 ounces beef flank steak
  • 2 small yellow and/or red sweet peppers, stemmed, seeded, and halved
  • 1 ear fresh corn, husked and silks removed
  • 2 green onions, trimmed
  • 1 Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ small avocado, halved, seeded, peeled, and thinly sliced (optional)
  • 2 cups torn romaine lettuce
  • Fresh cilantro sprigs for garnish (optional)


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  1. For Cilantro Dressing, combine lime juice, shallot, cilantro, olive oil, water, honey, garlic, chili powder, salt, and ground cumin in a blender or small food processor. Cover and blend or process until combined. Divide Cilantro Dressing into two portions.
  2. For Grilled Flank Steak, trim fat from steak. Score both sides of steak in a diamond pattern by making shallow diagonal cuts at 1-inch intervals. Place steak in a resealable plastic bag. Pour one portion of Cilantro Dressing over steak in bag; set remaining dressing portion aside. Seal bag; turn to coat steak. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Coat sweet pepper, corn, and green onions with cooking spray.
  4. For a charcoal grill, grill steak and corn on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals until steak is desired doneness and corn is tender, turning steak once halfway through grilling and turning corn occasionally. For steak, allow 17 to 21 minutes for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F). For corn, allow 15 to 20 minutes. Add sweet pepper halves to the grill for the last 8 minutes of grilling and green onions to the grill for the last 4 minutes grilling, turning frequently. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place meat and, later, vegetables on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as above.)
  5. Thinly slice meat against the grain. Coarsely chop sweet peppers and green onions; cut corn from cob, leaving kernels in "sheets." Serve meat, vegetables, tomatoes, and, if desired, avocado slices over romaine lettuce. Drizzle with the reserved portion of the Cilantro Dressing. Garnish with cilantro sprigs.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup greens, 3 ounces meat, ½ cup vegetables, 1½ tablespoons dressing
  • Per serving: 337 calories; 12 g fat(3 g sat); 5 g fiber; 31 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; 159 mcg folate; 47 mg cholesterol; 13 g sugars; 5,433 IU vitamin A; 263 mg vitamin C; 97 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 375 mg sodium; 1,061 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (438% daily value), Vitamin A (109% dv), Folate (40% dv), Iron (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 3½ lean protein, 2 fat, 2 vegetables, 1 other carbohydrate, ½ starch

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