Caprese Salad with Grilled Flank Steak


This is a fresh, healthy, easy-to-make salad with a twist to the usual restaurant versions. It can be served in large portions as a main course or in smaller portions as an appetizer salad.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 main course salads


  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced

  • 1 (4 ounce) ball fresh mozzarella, cut into 1-inch cubes

  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh basil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, divided

  • 41 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1 pound flank steak

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (6.5 ounce) bag butter lettuce mix

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, or to taste


  1. Mix tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, 1 clove minced garlic, and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a bowl; toss to coat. Cover bowl and refrigerate.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Place steak in a large resealable bag; add 1 clove minced garlic, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and pepper. Seal the bag and distribute the oil mixture over the steak.

  4. When the grill is preheated, cook steak to your desired degree of doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Let stand for 5 minutes before thinly slicing across the grain.

  5. Divide lettuce onto 4 serving plates. Drizzle 1 1/2 teaspoons each balsamic vinegar and olive oil onto each lettuce portion. Divide steak and tomato mixture evenly between the salads.

    Caprese salad with lettuce, tomatoes, mozzarella and slices of flank steak in a white bowl
    Caprese Salad with Grilled Flank Steak. Allrecipes

Editor's Note:

Please note the slight difference in some ingredient amounts when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

321 Calories
24g Fat
6g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 321
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 115mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 202mg 16%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 443mg 9%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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