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From EatingWell: May/June 2012

Chimichurri sauce is a zingy Argentinean sauce made with garlic, parsley, vinegar and oil. Here chimichurri sauce doubles as marinade for flank steak and as salad dressing for this grilled steak salad recipe.


4 servings

Active Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour



• 1 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves

• 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

• 1/4 cup white vinegar

• 1 small clove garlic, chopped

• 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided

• 1 pound flank steak, trimmed

• 2 hearts of romaine or 2 small heads

• 1 large bell pepper, quartered

• 1 small red onion, sliced 1/2 inch thick



1.  Puree parsley, 1 tablespoon oil, vinegar, garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a blender. Pat 1 tablespoon of the mixture on each side of steak. Put the steak on a plate, cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours. Add 3 tablespoons oil to the herb mixture remaining in the blender; pulse to blend. Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate if not using right away.

2.  Twenty minutes before you are ready to grill, preheat grill to medium-high.

3.  Cut each heart (or head) of romaine in half lengthwise, leaving the root end intact. Brush lettuce, bell pepper and onion with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle the steak with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Let the dressing come to room temperature if necessary while you grill.

4.  Take the steak, lettuce, bell pepper and onion out to the grill. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Put everything on the grill, placing the steak on the hottest part. Grill the steak, turning once, until desired doneness, 6 to 8 minutes per side for medium. Grill the pepper and onion, turning occasionally, until charred and tender, about 10 minutes total. Grill the lettuce, turning once, until lightly charred, about 2 minutes per side.

5.  Let the steak rest on a clean cutting board for 5 minutes, then thinly slice against the grain. Chop the bell pepper and onion. Divide the lettuce, steak, pepper and onion among 4 plates. Drizzle with the reserved dressing.



Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1 up to 1 day ahead.

Tip: Oiling a grill rack before you grill foods helps ensure that the food won’t stick. Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to coat the food with cooking spray.



Per serving: 363 calories; 24 g fat ( 5 g sat , 16 g mono ); 70 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 27 g protein; 4 g fiber; 518 mg sodium; 864 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (249% daily value), Vitamin C (130% dv), Folate (54% dv), Zinc (34% dv), Potassium (25% dv), Iron (23% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 4 1/2 lean meat


Source: EatingWell


From Good Housekeeping

triple-tested at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute

Enjoy delicious grilled toppings in this main-dish salad, like grilled steak, grilled tomatoes, and grilled sweet potatoes.



  • 4 medium (2 to 3 pounds) sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 4 pint(s) (24 ounces) cherry tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoon(s) lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon(s) balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon(s) maple syrup
  • 1 pound(s) beef flank steak
  • 2 bag(s) (10 ounces each) romaine lettuce, chopped



1.  Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling on medium-high. In large microwave-safe bowl, combine sweet potatoes and 1/2 cup water. Cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave on high 10 to 12 minutes or until tender. Drain.

2.  Meanwhile, fold 30- by 12-inch sheet of heavy-duty foil crosswise in half. Place tomatoes on double thickness of foil; bring long sides of foil up and fold several times to seal well. Fold over ends of foil to seal in juices.

3.  In small bowl, whisk soy sauce, vinegar, syrup, and 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.


4. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper all over steak; place on hot grill grate with tomato packet and sweet potatoes. Grill steak and tomatoes 10 minutes for medium-rare steak (140 degrees F), turning steak over once; grill sweet potatoes 5 minutes, turning over once.

5.  Toss one-third of dressing with lettuce. Divide lettuce among plates. Top with steak, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, and remaining dressing.


Source: EatingWell