Balsamic Steak Salad
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- 1 beef flat iron steak or top sirloin steak (3/4 pound)
- 1 package (9 ounces) ready-to-serve salad greens
- 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 4 radishes, sliced
- 1/2 medium ripe avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- Crumbled blue cheese and additional pepper, optional
- For dressing, whisk together first six ingredients. Place steak and 1/4 cup dressing in a resealable plastic bag; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Reserve remaining dressing; cover and refrigerate until serving.
- Drain beef, discarding marinade. Grill steak, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 160°), 6-8 minutes per side. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
- To serve, divide salad greens among four plates. Top with steak, tomatoes, radishes and avocado; sprinkle with cranberries and, if desired, cheese and pepper. Serve with reserved dressing.
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Nutrition Facts1 serving: 321 calories, 22g fat (5g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 221mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat, 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable.
Sep 18, 2019
Love it, it has become a real favourite dish of mine and my husband's and so easy to make. I only marinate the steak for about 2 hours but it still tenderises it and still tastes delicious. Thanks for such a great recipe.
Jun 15, 2018
This was a huge hit for my family, it will be on a regular rotation. I made this exactly as written and I would not change anything. Thank you for this great recipe.
Jan 30, 2018
This recipe offers a delicious combination of flavors and is easy. Love it!
Jan 2, 2018
A really wonderful combination of flavors. Loved it! We will make it again and again. Thank you for sharing!
Aug 7, 2016
Amazing salad and very pretty. Looked and tasted like something you would get from a high end restaurant. Yum
Jul 15, 2016
Made this salad for dinner last evening. Delicious and filling. Only changes I made was to add minced garlic and lime juice, instead of lemon, to the balsamic dressing. Served with crusty bread and Pinot Grigio. Excellent.