Grilled Skirt Steak Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

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Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

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19 g
Total Fat
5.3 g
Dietary Fiber
24 g
12 g
Total Carbs


Serves: 6
1 1/2  lb.  beef skirt steak, cut into 4 to 6-inch pieces
  As needed  salt
cups  Mixed salad greens
  large tomatoes, cut into wedges
cup  thinly sliced red onion
1/2  cup  pimento-stuffed green olives
1/4  cup  fresh lime juice
Tbsp.  minced garlic
Tbsp.  chili powder
  medium ripe, Fresh California Avocado, coarsely chopped
3/4  cup  water
1/4  cup  fresh lime juice
  peeled clove garlic
1/2  tsp.  salt

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


  1. Combine marinade ingredients in small bowl. Place beef steaks and marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steak to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 6 hours or as long as overnight.
  2. Remove steaks from marinade; discard marinade. Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 10 to 13 minutes for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile place dressing ingredients in blender container. Cover; process until smooth. Cover and set aside.
  4. Carve steaks diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Season with salt, as desired. Arrange salad greens on serving platter. Top with tomatoes, onion, olives and steak slices. Drizzle with half the dressing. Serve with remaining dressing, as desired.

Cook’s Tip:  The dressing may be prepared up to 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Any leftover dressing makes a delicious topping for a bowl of spicy chili.

Recipe and photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff

Calories 310
Total Fat 19 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Unsaturated Fat 11 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 mg
Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
Protein 24 g
Total Carbs 12 g
Cholesterol 49 mg
Sodium 574 mg
Potassium 0 mg
Total Sugar 0 g

5.1 mg niacin; 0.7 mg vitamin B6; 3.7 mcg vitamin B12; 3.9 mg iron; 16.3 mcg selenium; 5.6 mg zinc.

This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc.

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

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Recipes and photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff

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