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Strawberry-Blue Cheese Steak Salad

At lunch one day, a friend told me about a steak salad she'd had at a party. It sounded so fantastic I had to try it for myself. My family would eat it nonstop if we could. Can't seem to get enough of that tangy dressing! —Alma Winberry, Great Falls, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 beef top sirloin steak (3/4 inch thick and 1 pound)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • SALAD:
  • 1 bunch romaine, torn (about 10 cups)
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Reduced-fat balsamic vinaigrette

Directions

  • Season steak with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add steak; cook 5-7 minutes on each side until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Remove from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak into bite-sized strips; toss with lime juice.
  • On a platter, combine romaine, strawberries and onion; top with steak. Sprinkle with cheese and walnuts. Serve with vinaigrette.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Health Tip: If you’re looking to trim calories, leave off the walnuts and blue cheese; they’re adding almost 40 calories per serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 289 calories, 15g fat (4g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 452mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 2 fat, 1/2 fruit.

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