Grilled Flank Steak Salad with Ginger-Wasabi Dressing


This quick, healthy dinner salad recipe is ready in 40 minutes thanks to preshredded carrots and coleslaw mix. If you have leftover quinoa, skip Step 1 and use 2 cups in the salad. If you want a bigger flavor kick in the dressing, up the wasabi powder to 1 tablespoon.

Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • ¾ cup quinoa

  • 3 scallions, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh ginger

  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 2 teaspoons wasabi powder

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • 1 pound flank steak, trimmed

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 5-ounce package baby spinach, baby kale or arugula

  • 2 cups shredded carrots

  • 2 cups coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage


  1. Combine water and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.

  2. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  3. Meanwhile, combine scallions, ginger, rice vinegar, lime juice, oil, tamari, honey, wasabi powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a blender. Puree until smooth.

  4. Season steak with pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the steak, turning once, 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium. Transfer to a clean cutting board to rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice against the grain.

  5. Toss spinach (or kale or arugula), carrots, coleslaw mix (or cabbage) and 1/2 cup of the dressing with the quinoa. Divide the salad among 4 large bowls, top with the steak and drizzle each serving with 1 tablespoon of the remaining dressing.


An oiled grill rack keeps your food from sticking. Once your grill is good and hot, dip a folded paper towel in a little oil, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

411 Calories
16g Fat
36g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3 oz. steak & 2 1/3 cups salad
Calories 411
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 10g
Added Sugars 4g 8%
Protein 32g 65%
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Vitamin A 12667IU 253%
Vitamin C 31mg 34%
Folate 176mcg 44%
Sodium 631mg 27%
Calcium 123mg 9%
Iron 5mg 28%
Magnesium 134mg 32%
Potassium 1062mg 23%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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