Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Salad

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Salad

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Salad

Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Salad Recipe


Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Salad

Cilantro Dressing:

3 Tbsp. lime juice

2 Tbsp. chopped shallot

2 Tbsp. snipped fresh cilantro

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 Tbsp. water

2 tsp. honey

1 large clove garlic, peeled and quartered

½ tsp. chili powder

¼ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. ground cumin

In a blender or small food processor combine all ingredients.  Cover and blend or process until combined.

8 oz. beef flank steak

2 small yellow and/or red sweet peppers, stemmed, seeded and halved

1 ear fresh corn, hushed and silk removed

2 green onions, trimmed

Nonstick cooking spray

4 cherry tomatoes, halved

¼ of a small avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and thinly sliced

2 cups torn romaine lettuce

Fresh cilantro sprigs


Divide Cilantro Dressing into two portions.

Trim fat from steak.  Score both sides of steak in a diamond pattern by making shallow diagonal cuts at 1 inch intervals.  Place steak in a resealable plastic bag.  Pour one portion of the Cilantro Dressing over steak in a bag; set remaining dressing portion aside.  Seal bag; turn to coat steak.  Marinate in the refrigerator for up to 3 hours; in1 ½ hours turn steak on other side.

Coat sweet pepper, corn and green onions with cooking spray.

For a charcoal grill, grill steak and corn on the rack of an uncovered grilled directly over medium coals until steak is desired doneness and corn is tender, turning steak one halfway through grilling and turning corn occasionallyFor steak, allow 17 to 21 minutes for medium rare (145 F.); to medium (160 F.)  For corn, allow 15 to 20 minutes.  Add sweet pepper halves to the grill for the last 8 minutes of grilling and green onions to the grill for the last 4 minutes grilling, turning frequently.

(For a gas grill, preheat grill.  Reduce heat to medium.  Place meat and, later, vegetables on grill rack over heat.  Cover and grill as above.)

Thinly slice meat against the grain.  Coarsely chop sweet peppers and green onions; cut the corn from the cob, leaving kernels in “SHEETS”.  Serve meat, vegetables, tomatoes, and, if desired, avocado slices over romaine lettuce.  Drizzle with the reserved portion on the Cilantro Dressing.  Garnish with cilantro sprigs.         2 servings (1 cup greens, 3 oz. cooked meat, ½ cup vegetables and 1 ½ tablespoons dressing per serving)


(Recipe for Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Salad, Diabetic Living, 2015)


Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce

Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce

Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce


Stuff the crispy, high-protein chickpea patties into a pita filled with lettuce, tomatoes and olives.  Top it off with our tzatziki sauce, and you have a nutritious meal that will keep you going the distance.


Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce

16 oz. dried chickpeas, soaked overnight

2 cups chopped onion

6 Tbsp. minced garlic

¼ cup chopped cilantro

1 tsp. salt

2 tsp. ground coriander

1 tsp. ground cumin

Ground black pepper, to taste

Olive oil (for frying), as needed

5 each 6 ½ pita breads

5 leaves romaine lettuce, torn in half

2 plum tomatoes, sliced and cut in half

¼ cup nicoise olives, sliced

Tzatziki sauce

Drain the chickpeas, then puree in a food processor until smooth.  Transfer to a large mixing bowl.

Stir in the onion, garlic, cilantro, salt, coriander, cumin and pepper.

Divide an shape the mixture to form 40 patties (1 3/4 inch by ½ inch).  Fill a skillet with olive oil to a depth of ½ inch, and heat to 350 F.  Working in batches, fry the patties until golden brown on both sides and cooked through, about 2 minutes on each side.  Drain on absorbent paper towels.

Heat the pitas and slice in half to form a pocket.

To assemble, place lettuce, tomato and olives in a pita half, along with falafel patties and tzatziki sauce.

Serve on a heated platter.             10 serving (4 patties per serving)


Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

½ cup sour cream

½ cup peeled, grated cucumber, squeezed dry

1 tsp. minced garlic

1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp. chopped mint leaves or fresh dill

Juice on ½ lemon

1 tsp. lemon zest

Salt, as needed

Freshly ground black pepper, as needed

Combine the yogurt, sour cream, cucumber and garlic in food processor and puree until smooth.  Transfer to a bowl and fold in the olive oil, mint or dill, lemon juice and lemon zest.  Stir until combined and season to taste with salt and pepper.  Keep refrigerated.               1 ¼ cups


(Recipe for Falafel with Tzatziki Sauce came from the USA Weekend, January 31- February 2, 2014)