Carne Asada Salad can be marinated overnight. Just grill and enjoy!
It’s summertime and I love using my grill as much as possible. Lean cuts of meat are a favorite of mine. Not only is the price right, but lean steaks are figure friendly too. Flank steak is used in this carne asada salad. The steak can be marinated overnight and cooked the next day. Toss the salad together while the steak is cooking and dinner will be on the table in very little time!
My husband is not a salad-for-dinner type of guy. He eats salad as a side dish, but wants something heartier for his meal. I came up with the idea of topping a big salad with steak and serving him a side of roasted potatoes. It worked, and he will not complain about having salad for dinner again! I am happy to say that this can now be on our dinner rotation every few weeks.
This dinner cooks in less than 15 minutes, but make sure to do the little preparation involved. The steak has to be marinated for at least six hours. I like to do mine the night before. It gets marinated in a plastic zip lock bag and placed on a plate in the refrigerator. Pull the steak out about 20 minutes before you are ready to grill and you will have a great meal. The more you marinate flank steak, the more tender it will be.
Flank steak is very versatile and can be pan-seared if you desire. I prefer to cook outside in the summer while sipping on a seven seas martini as I wait for my dinner. But if the weather is bad, or it is the middle of winter, I have no problem cooking this is a grill pan. I sometimes buy two flank steaks at a time and use the second one for steak tacos.
The next time you are craving Mexican food but also want something fresh and healthy, try this salad. I promise you will not be disappointed!
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