Carne Asada Salad Recipe - Food Fanatic

Carne Asada Salad Recipe

      4 Servings


For the Steak and Marinade:
  • 1/2 cup White Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds Flank Steak
For the Salad:
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 8 cups Baby Arugula
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Roasted Red Peppers
  • 1 Avocado, Peeled, seeded, and sliced
  • Salt and Pepper, To taste
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Queso Fresco, Or mozzarella can be substituted
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
Optional Toppings for Serving:
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream


For the Steak:

  1. In a large measuring cup, mix together vinegar, orange juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin, chili powder and salt. Place flank steak in a one gallon zip top plastic bag and pour marinade over it. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or can be marinated overnight.
  2. Preheat a grill or grill pan on medium high heat.
  3. Cook the steak for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side for medium rare. Cook more or less depending on how done you like your steak.
  4. Rest the steak before cutting for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Cut steak on a cutting board in thin slips diagonally against the grain.

For the Salad:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil and lime juice. Add arugula and combine with the dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Place arugula on a large platter and place the peppers and avocado slices around it. Sprinkle cheese on top. Place sliced steak on top of salad. Garnish with the chopped cilantro.
  3. Serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired. 
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