Grilled Steak Fiesta Salad

One of my favorite low carb, healthy dinner options - Grilled Steak Fiesta Salad | This Gal Cooks

Grilled Steak Fiesta Salad

It’s what’s for dinner tonight. Tender, juicy steak is marinated in like my favorite marinade ever – chipotle lime marinade. Ohh yeah, you’re gonna be begging for more of this healthy salad after you have a plate of it. Better get extra steaks!

I love a good salad. When I say good salad, I mean a salad that has delicious toppings and dressing, not a salad with meat, cheese and dressing. Well, I could go for meat, cheese and dressing if the meat was extraordinary in flavor, such as the meat used in the salad I am sharing with you today.

One of my favorite flavor combinations is chipotle lime. Marinade, dressing, you name it, I probably like it. I made a chipotle lime marinade for a couple of steaks that I picked up at the grocery store with the intention of creating a delicious salad. You can find the original marinade recipe here but I’ll be sharing my version below. I hope you enjoy my refreshing, zesty salad recipe.

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Recipe: Grilled Steak Fiesta Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 2 servings
  • 2 steaks (total of about 1lb. I used top round but would recommend a different cut as they were quite chewy - but hey, they were on sale!)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cilantro
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • Lettuce, chopped
  • Corn
  • Black Beans
  • Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Dressing of your choice (I used Chipotle Ranch Dressing)
  1. Whisk together the honey, chipotle in adobo, dijon mustard, lime juice, minced garlic, cumin, cilantro, allspice and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Add the steaks to the bowl and generously coat with the marinade. Cover and let marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour, tossing a few times during the marinate process.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the corn and black beans. Season with desired amount of crushed red pepper.
  4. Heat your grill to medium heat and grill until your desired doneness is reached.
  5. Slice the steak across the grain.
  6. Place lettuce in large serving bowls or plates and top with black bean/corn mixture, shredded cheese and sliced steak. Top with your desired dressing or enjoy plain.

Grilled Steak Fiesta Salad from 2

A few more salads that you may enjoy:

Zesty Summer Salad



Shrimp Caprese Salad



Cranberry Mint Quinoa




  1. says

    I am so excited to have found your website through SITS! I must admit, I am sure hungry now though! Everything looks delicious. I recently found my grandmother’s recipe box and I’m having tons of fun using it to build my own collection. I have the hardest time decided what to cook for dinner these days, so finding new recipes to try really helps get the ball rolling. The steak looks fantastic!

    I’m excited to discover more on your blog!


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