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California Avocado Steak Salad

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Total Time:

30min

Cook Time:

15min

Prep Time:

15min

Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

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500
Calories
30 g
Total Fat
15 g
Total Carbs
46 g
Protein
120 mg
Cholesterol
 California Avocado Steak Salad

This versatile warm salad recipe featuring grilled sirlon beef, vegetables and California Avocados can easily be made into a sandwich. The creamy California Avocado sauce perfectly complements the sirloin beef which is a lean protein. A tasty salad with a good source (10% DV) or more of 11 of the 13 essential nutrients: vitamins A (15% DV), C (30% DV), E (20% DV), K (90% DV), B1 (15% DV), B2 (45% DV), B3 (130% DV), B6 (90% DV), B12 (210%) and folate (45% DV). Enjoy!

Ingredients

Serves: 4
    For the marinade
1/2  cup  lime juice
1/4  cup  chopped cilantro
tsp.  sea salt
Tbsp.  extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2  lb.  beef sirloin, 1.5 inch thick
   
    For the sauce
  ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and diced
oz.  parmesan cheese, shredded
Tbsp.  lime juice
   
    For the salad
Tbsp.  olive oil
  medium yellow bell pepper, sliced
  small red onion, sliced
tsp.  sea salt
1/2  tsp.  black pepper
bag  arugula or spring mix, (10-oz.)

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

Instructions

  1. Whisk together lime juice, chopped cilantro, sea salt, black pepper and extra virgin olive oil in a medium size bowl.
  2. Add beef and marinate for at least 1 hour at room temperature, or overnight in the refrigerator.
  3. Pre-heat grill to 400 degrees F. Discard marinade.
  4. Grill beef for 7 minutes on each side for medium done steak.
  5. Let it cool for about 5 minutes, then thinly slice beef.
NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 500
Total Fat 30 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Monounsaturated Fat g
Polyunsaturated Fat g
Total Carbs 15 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Total Sugar 3 g
Protein 46 g
Cholesterol 120 mg
Sodium 900 mg
Potassium mg

Vitamin A 113 mcg; Vitamin C 26 mg; Calcium 232 mg; Iron 6 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 181 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.34 g.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD

Manuel Villacorta, MS, RDN, is an internationally recognized, award-winning registered dietitian-nutritionist and author.

Villacorta is a well-respected and trusted voice in the health and wellness industry. He acted as a health blog contributor for The Huffington Post, an on-air contributor to the Univision television network, and a health and lifestyle contributor for Fox News Latino. His latest contribution was as leading nutrition expert for a series about Superfoods with National Geographic. He is an in-demand health and nutrition expert on radio shows and local and national television including National Geographic, The Today Show, Good Day New York, CNN, and ABC7 Eye Witness News.

He has served as national media spokesperson for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2010-2013) and acts as a national spokesperson who represents food commodities and recognized brands, including the California Avocado Commission.

Villacorta earned his Bachelor of Science in nutrition and physiology metabolism from the University of California, Berkeley and his Master of Science in nutrition and food science from California State University, San Jose. He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his research and contributions to the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Manuel is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.

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