Grilled Steak Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

10  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 29 min total
  • Makes 4 servings, about 3 cups salad and 5 crackers each.

The simple blending of ripe avocado with Italian dressing adds lively flavor to this crowd-pleasing main-dish salad.

Grilled Steak Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. boneless beef sirloin steak
  •  dash of chili powder
  • 8 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onions
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat Italian dressing
  • 1/2 of a medium ripe avocados, peeled, pitted
  • 20 PREMIUM Saltine Crackers

Instructions

  • Preheat  grill to medium-high heat. Sprinkle steak with chili powder. Grill 5 to 7 min. on each side or until medium doneness (160ºF). Remove from grill; cover loosely with foil. Let stand 5 min.
  • Meanwhile,  toss greens with tomatoes, onions and olives; place on serving platter. Place dressing and avocados in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
  • Cut  steak across the grain into thin slices; place over salad. Drizzle with dressing mixture. Serve with the crackers.

Recipe Tips

Best of SeasonUse different colors and textures of salad greens for interest. Soft, pale green butter lettuce and crisp romaine lettuce would mix well with some peppery dark green arugula and red oak lettuce.

Creative LeftoversThis recipe is also a great way to use leftover cooked steak or roast beef.

Make AheadDressing can be made a day ahead of time. Prepare dressing as directed; cover with plastic wrap, placing the plastic wrap directly on the surface of the dressing to prevent browning. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 4 servings, about 3 cups salad and 5 crackers each.
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Low Calorie
  • Good source of vitamin A or C

Diet Exchange

1 Starch,1 Vegetable,3 Meat (L),1/2 Fat

Nutrition Notes

Serve this delicious salad when you want a low-calorie main dish that can help your family eat right. As a bonus, the salad greens and tomatoes team up to provide vitamin C.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 290 
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 60 mg
  • Sodium 500 mg
  • Carbohydrate 21 g
  • Dietary fiber 5 g
  • Sugars 3 g
  • Protein 23 g
  • Vitamin A 35 %DV
  • Vitamin C 35 %DV
  • Calcium 6 %DV
  • Iron 25 %DV

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