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Grilled Southwestern Steak Salad

Pasta salad loaded with steak, peppers and onions makes both my boyfriend and me happy. Plus, it’s versatile! We serve it hot, room temperature or cold. —Yvonne Starlin, Westmoreland, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Grill: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 beef top sirloin steak (1 inch thick and 3/4 pound)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 poblano peppers, halved and seeded
  • 2 large ears sweet corn, husks removed
  • 1 large sweet onion, cut into 1/2-inch rings
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups uncooked multigrain bow tie pasta
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • Rub steak with salt, cumin and pepper. Brush poblano peppers, corn and onion with oil. Grill steak, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 6-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Grill vegetables, covered, 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning occasionally.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, cut corn from cob; coarsely chop peppers, onion and tomatoes. Transfer vegetables to a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk lime juice, oil, salt, cumin and pepper until blended; stir in cilantro.
  • Drain pasta; add to vegetable mixture. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Cut steak into thin slices; add to salad.
Nutrition Facts
2 cups pasta mixture with 2 ounces cooked beef: 456 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 378mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 8g fiber), 30g protein.

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  • rwippel
    Nov 1, 2017

    I like this salad. I liked cold, hot, and room temperature. The dressing for the pasta salad was nice and light too.

  • KatAp
    May 27, 2015

    Delicious! My husband and I couldn't get enough of this dish. We have young children, so I substituted bell peppers for the poblano. I'll definitely be making this again. Yummy, different, and a good helping of veggies. A win!