Inside-Out Grilled Steak Salad Recipe

  • 2 (10 ounce) boneless beef top loin (strip) steaks, cut 1 inch thick
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon coarse grind or cracked black pepper
  • 2 cups thin assorted vegetable strips, such as cucumber, red onion, carrots, bell pepper, sugar snap peas
  • 1/4 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed or frozen peas or corn, thawed
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat or regular vinaigrette (any variety)
  • 16 Boston or butter lettuce leaves (about 4 to 5-inch diameter)
  • 1/3 cup crumbled goat or blue cheese (optional)
  • 1/3 cup toasted chopped almonds, walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts (optional)
  1. Combine paprika, garlic and pepper; press evenly onto beef steaks.
  2. Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 11 to 14 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 11 to 15 minutes) for medium rare (145 degrees F) to medium (160 degrees F) doneness, turning occasionally.
  3. Carve steaks into slices. Place lettuce leaves on serving platter. Evenly layer vegetables onto lettuce leaves. Top evenly with steak. Drizzle with vinaigrette; sprinkle with nuts and cheese, if desired.