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Southwestern Steak Salads Recipe

Southwestern Steak Salads Recipe

Topped with a zippy dressing, this hearty salad eats like a meal and provides plenty of fresh veggies. —Tammy Griffin, Frankston, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak (1 inch thick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons picante sauce
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning

Directions

  • 1. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. Grill steak, covered, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°).
  • 2. Meanwhile, combine the spinach, red pepper, tomatoes and onion; divide among four serving plates. In a small bowl, combine the salad dressing, picante sauce and taco seasoning. Slice steak against the grain; arrange over salads. Drizzle with dressing. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 290 calories, 16 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 555 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.