Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cilantro Lime Steak Salad

I have always been a meat lover, especially steak. My family on the other hand, not so much. My mom hasn't eaten red meat since I can remember and my Dad will eat it, but I don't think it's his first choice. I however remember constantly asking my great grandma to make "lemon steak" when I was little. I can't quite remember, but I'm going to go ahead and assume lemon steak consisted of lemon and lemon pepper on steak? Doesn't sound too exciting, but boy did it make me happy back then. Nowadays, give me a medium rare filet and a dirty martini and I'm SET! Unfortunately, I don't indulge in either of those items quite as often as I used to (read: hardly at all) but I do like to incorporate red meat into my diet every so often. It is not as lean as chicken or turkey which is why I don't eat it a lot, but a couple times a month never hurt anyone :) Not yet anyway. 

Cilantro Lime Steak Salad

- Steak cut of your choosing (I used round because it is one of the leanest)
- Worcestershire sauce
- 1 lime
-1 jalapeno, chopped
-1/4 onion, chopped
-Lettuce or spinach or both
-1/4 red onion, chopped
- Pico de gallo (you can home make, but I bought it)
- 1/2 cup non fat greek yogurt 
- 1tbsp cilantro, chopped finely


1. Marinate your steak for at least 4 hours in Worcestershire sauce (amount will depend on how much steak you are using)
2. Place steak in baking dish with the juice of one lime squeezed on top. Cook for 10-20 minutes at 350. Cook time will depend on how you like your steak cooked. 
3. While steak is cooking, saute onions and jalapeno in a small pan. Cook about 8 minutes or until onions are translucent.
4. Prepare cilantro lime dressing by mixing greek yogurt with the juice from 1/2 a lime and about 1 tbsp of finely chopped cilantro.
5. Cut steak into strips and place on bed of lettuce. Top with onion/jalapeno mixture as well as pico, red onion, and dressing. 

This was so good and had great flavor, but I cooked the steak a little more than I would have liked. boo. I have been asked many times about salad dressing and I highly reccommend trying this one out. For lunch the next day I added spanish style brown rice to my concoction to get my starch in. Yummy!


  1. You have the best recipes and i will def be trying this! Do you eat pork? If so, i would love to see one of your pork recipes. :)

    1. Great recipe! what kind of brown rice do you use? Are you gluten free all the time?

    2. I don't eat pork... well I do, I'm not against it or anything but it's not a part of my usual diet. I use Mahatma brown rice and yes, I'm gluten free all the time except for ezekiel bread which doesn't seem to bother me at all.

  2. I cant wait to try this! Thanks for posting:)


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