Steak, Avocado and Bean Salad


prep 0:15       total 0:30


2 to 3 servings



12 oz. tender steak, like sirloin
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 limes
6 tbsp. olive oil, divided
2 tbsp. white wine vinegar or
red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. paprika
1 dash sugar
5 green onions, thinly sliced
7 to 10 oz. prepared salad greens
1 can (14 oz.) pinto beans or
black beans or
kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 avocado, pitted,sliced,and tossed with a bit of the juice from one of the limes
2 ripe tomatoes, diced
1 green chili pepper or
red chili pepper, chopped
3 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1 can (8 oz.) corn, drained
1-1/4 handful handful tortilla chips, broken into pieces


Place the steak in a large zip top bag, or nonmetal dish with the garlic, juice from 1/2 lime and 3 tbsp olive oil; set aside to marinate while you make the dressing and prepare the salad.

For the dressing, combine the juice from 1 whole lime, the remaining 3 tbsp olive oil, vinegar, chili powder, cumin, paprika, and the pinch of sugar. Set aside.

Pan fry the steak, or broil, until browned on the outside and cooked to your liking on the inside. Remove from the pan, let it sit for a few minutes, then slice into thin strips.

Toss the green onions with the salad greens and arrange on seving plates. Pour some dressing over the greens, reserving some for topping the salad later. Put some beans, avocado, and tomatoes over the greens next, topping with the chile, cilantro and corn. Arrange the steak over the greens, then add some crushed chips over that. Divide the rest of the dressing over the salads, serve immediately.

Author's Comments

This salad is delicious, and so easy! Tender strips of lime-garlic marinated steak, black beans, avocado, tomatoes, crushed tortilla chips, and more served on a bed of fresh greens with a wonderful tangy dressing. From a wonderful little book picked up in the bargain section at the book store--simply titled Easy Meals-Mexican. Very easy and fast to put together... don't let the ingredient list throw you.

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