Succotash Salad with Grilled Sirloin

A summer salad through and through! Grilled sweet potatoes and grilled sirloin steak add just enough smokiness without overpowering all of the fresh flavors, while a creamy lime dressing brings everything together.

Prep Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 2 cups green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 ears corn, shucked

  • ½ cup whole-milk plain Greek yogurt

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons ground pepper, divided

  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes (2 medium), peeled and cut into 1/4-inch planks

  • 1 pound top sirloin steak, trimmed

  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes

  • 1 cup frozen lima beans, thawed

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced


  1. Bring 3/4 cup water to a boil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add green beans; cover, reduce heat to medium-low and steam for 5 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

  2. Fill the now-empty skillet with 2 inches of water and bring to a boil. Add corn to the boiling water; cover, turn off heat, and steam for 8 minutes. Drain the corn and transfer to a cutting board; let cool. Cut the kernels from the cobs and transfer to the bowl with the green beans.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk yogurt, lime juice, onion, 1 Tbsp. oil, honey, garlic, and 1/4 tsp. each pepper and salt in a small bowl.

  4. Combine chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and the remaining 1 tsp. ground pepper and 3/4 tsp. salt in a small bowl.

  5. Preheat grill to medium-high (see Tip). Clean the grill grate with a long-handled wire brush.

  6. Brush both sides of sweet potatoes with the remaining 1 Tbsp. oil, then season with half of the spice mixture. Rub the remaining spice mixture all over steak. Grill the sweet potatoes until fork-tender, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Grill the steak to the desired degree of doneness (135 degrees F for medium-rare), 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer the sweet potatoes to a clean cutting board and let cool. Transfer the steak to a clean cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.

  7. When cool enough to handle, cut the sweet potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Cut the steak into 1/2-inch-thick slices.

  8. Add the sweet potatoes to the bowl with the green beans and corn. Stir in tomatoes, lima beans, basil, cilantro, and jalapeño; toss with 1/2 cup of the yogurt dressing. Divide the salad among 4 plates. Divide the steak among the plates and drizzle with the remaining 1/4 cup yogurt dressing.


Equipment: Charcoal or gas grill

To make ahead: Cook green beans (Step 1) and corn (Step 2) up to 2 days ahead and refrigerate. Prepare dressing (Step 3) up to 2 days ahead and refrigerate. Grill steak and toss salad components together right before serving.

Tip: If you prefer to cook indoors, use a grill pan to cook the sweet potatoes and steak in Step 6.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

430 Calories
14g Fat
46g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 3/4 cups salad + 3 oz. steak
Calories 430
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 33g 66%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 750mg 33%
Potassium 1257mg 27%

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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