Cilantro Lime Steak Salad


Whip up this cilantro-lime steak salad for salad night.

Cilantro-Lime Steak Salad
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins



  • 1 clove garlic

  • 2 teaspoons seeded and minced jalapeno pepper (Optional)

  • ¾ teaspoon minced fresh ginger

  • cup lime juice

  • ¼ cup packed cilantro leaves

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • cup extra-virgin olive oil


  • 1 pound flat iron steak

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup corn kernels

  • 1 cup chopped yellow bell pepper

  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 1 plum tomato, diced

  • ½ jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced (Optional)

  • 8 cups torn romaine lettuce

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 1 cup tortilla chips, or to taste


  1. Make the dressing: Pulse garlic, jalapeño, and ginger in a blender until finely chopped. Add lime juice, cilantro, honey, balsamic vinegar, and salt; pulse to blend. Turn the blender on; pour in oil in a slow, steady stream. Blend until dressing is smooth.

  2. Set an oven rack about 4 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil.

  3. Make the salad: Season steak with salt and black pepper, then transfer to the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Broil in the preheated oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 135 degrees F (57 degrees C) for medium-rare, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

  5. While the steak is cooking, stir together corn, bell pepper, onion, tomato, and jalapeño in a bowl.

  6. Remove steak from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes. Thinly slice steak against the grain.

  7. Divide lettuce among 4 plates. Drizzle dressing over top, then top with steak slices and corn mixture. Sprinkle with feta and serve with tortilla chips.


You can use the kernels from 1 ear of fresh corn (grilled) instead of canned corn if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

575 Calories
38g Fat
32g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 575
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 775mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 107mg 536%
Calcium 160mg 12%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 552mg 12%

* 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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