Mexican Steak Salad w/ a Cilantro Avocado Dressing - perfect for Father's Day!
Now that I’ve been frolicking through Europe for 5 weeks, there are certain things that I am really starting to miss from home. Don’t get me wrong, this has been an incredible trip and I’ve absolutely loved my adventures in each and every one of these beautiful cities, but there are little everyday things (and people, of course!) at home that I’m looking forward to getting back to next week. What I miss the most is predictable – my family, my love, and my friends. Second to those wonderful people, one thing I’m very excited for back at home is some delicious Mexican food! What I wouldn’t give for some perfectly made guacamole right now!
This recipe is coming to you at the perfect time . . . Father’s Day is right around the corner and this Mexican meal is one that I know my dear Dad (and yours!) will love! I’m planning on making this for the fam as soon as we are all reunited for a belated Father’s Day celebration.
This salad is not an average plain Jane salad – it’s super hearty and packed with flavor. It’s filled with colorful veggies, black beans, sweet corn, and topped with a juicy steak and a zesty, creamy, avocado-cilantro-lime dressing. YUM! It’s officially summer, so it’s the perfect time to get grilling (or to dust off your grill pan) and whip up this delicious, fiesta-worthy salad!
And if you feel like making some extra dressing, (which I definitely recommend!) it's amazing served as a dip with chips or veggies!
2 cups chopped spinach
2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1 cup cherry tomatoes (my favorite are heirloom)
1 cup black beans - rinsed and drained
1 sweet white corn cob - kernels sliced off the cob
½ avocado – sliced or cubed
1 steak filet of your choice (I recommend a thin, lean cut like a
flank steak for less cooking time)
Sea salt flakes and pepper (to season each side of steak)
Juice from ½ lime
1 handful/bunch of cilantro
½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove
½ cup water
Salt & pepper to taste
Start by seasoning the steak with salt flakes and pepper, and put aside for 15-30 minutes until the steak is at room temperature. In the meantime,
toss together all of the salad ingredients.
For the dressing, add all ingredients into a food processor or blender. Start with ¼ cup water and then blend everything together, and if the consistency is too thick, add more water until it is smooth and to your liking. Taste test the dressing to make sure it is seasoned well with salt and pepper.
Grill your steak on the BBQ or grill pan and take it off just a bit before it is cooked the way you like it, because it will continue to cook a little once it is off the grill. Slice into thin strips and put your colorful and delicious salad together! Add your sliced avocado to the salad right before serving
so it is fresh and green!
Enjoy! Happy summer and happy Father’s Day!
See you next Tuesday, LA.
6/12/2013 12:34:20 am
Lindsay, I am very honored you would do this in my honor. I can't wait to eat it. It is right up my alley. I love you. Dad
7/4/2013 05:57:16 am
I'm excited to try this recipe tonight. I'm starting to use this website to help me stay on budget and eat healthy :-)
7/5/2013 09:36:12 am
That's great Erica! Thanks! :)
1/8/2014 09:39:09 am
Hi there! Just recently found your blog and I'm hooked. Tried this recipe last night for dinner and it was delish. My family and I loved it :)
1/9/2014 11:55:42 pm
Thanks so much! So happy that you and your family liked this recipe :)
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