Next time you grill out, be sure to throw a couple extra steaks on the barbeque to use in this delicious and healthy Grilled Steak Salad recipe. You don't need to worry about special marinades, just dash them with salt and pepper and grill them to perfection. Keep in mind that this recipe's prep time does not account for the time it takes to grill the steaks. We've assumed that you're looking for a healthy way to use some of your grilled steak leftovers. If you want to turn your salad into a Mexican-style dish, add whole kernel corn, black beans and a handful of crushed tortilla chips, otherwise simply eat it as-is.
- 4 cups pre-washed mixed greens
- 1 cucumber
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- 12-ounces pre-cooked grilled steak
- 1 medium avocado
- 4 tablespoons Ranch dressing
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Black pepper, to taste
- 1 can low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can whole kernel corn, drained and rinsed
- Handful crushed tortilla chips
- Cut vegetables into bite-sized pieces. We halved the cherry tomatoes, diced the cucumbers, avocado and red bell pepper and sliced the yellow bell pepper into strips.
- Top greens with vegetables.
- Slice steak into pieces roughly 1/2-inch thick by 2-inches long. Add to salad.
- Mix ranch dressing, lime juice, pepper, cayenne pepper and chili powder in a bowl. Adjust spices to suit your taste.
- Drizzle salad with dressing and serve.
Laura Williams, M.S.Ed.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science from Texas State University, Laura Williams focused her career on aquatic and fitness management. Over the course of eight years she moved cross-country three times to take on progressively more difficult roles. She left management in 2010 to finish her master’s degree in exercise and sport science from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She is now a writer, entrepreneur and the “Sporty Girl CEO” of GirlsGoneSporty. When she’s not working, Laura can be found running her dogs, snowboarding, lifting weights, attempting yoga or watching shamelessly trashy television. Connect with Laura on Google+.