Tequila-Lime Steak Salad

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 29, 2023
Tequila-Lime Steak Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon lime juice, divided
  • 3/4 cup blanco tequila
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 pounds beef flank steak
  • 1 package (9 to 10 ounces) hearts of romaine salad mix
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pint rainbow cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Optional: Cotija cheese and lime wedges


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together 3/4 cup lime juice, tequila, garlic powder, cumin, steak seasoning, oregano, pepper and red pepper flakes. Place steak in a shallow dish; add tequila mixture and turn to coat. Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours or overnight, turning once.
  2. Drain beef, discarding marinade; pat dry. Grill, covered, over direct medium-high heat, turning once, until desired degree of doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°), 10-15 minutes. Place beef on cutting board; cover and let rest 5-10 minutes. Thinly slice steak across the grain.
  3. Place salad mix on serving platter; drizzle with olive oil and the remaining 1 tablespoon lime juice. Place steak over romaine; top with tomatoes and if desired, cotija cheese and lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked steak with 1-1/2 cups salad: 257 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.