Enjoy a lean pan-seared strip roast steak on top of a bed of crisp, fresh greens and seared tomatoes drizzled with a warm red wine vinaigrette for 214 calories a serving.
Today I am featuring a Warm Steak Salad with a Seared Tomato Vinaigrette for a healthy and low calorie dinner recipe. This may be a salad, but it is also a meal. One of the best ways to enjoy something you love, like steak, is to enjoy a little on a salad filled with fresh, crisp greens. Make the majority of your meal vegetables and add a little of the flavor you are craving. Keep the dressing simple and watch the oil that can add mounds of calories to your dressings. That way you can enjoy a lean beef dinner with only 214 calories.
A good cut of beef doesn’t need to be loaded with spices. I season mine simply with salt, pepper and Chinese five spice. Last year I stumbled upon a great partnership between steak and Chinese five spice with my Asian Beer Marinated Beef. It perks up any beef dish without giving it an Asian spin, unless you want an Asian spin, of course. I even put it in my gravy at Christmas time. The spice perks it right up. My other must have ingredient for this salad is blue cheese, good blue cheese. I splurge on a favorite of ours. I am only using one ounce, so it better be a good ounce packed full of flavor.
Warm Steak Salad with Seared Tomato Vinaigrette visits nicely into my New Years word! I don’t make resolutions anymore, but I pick a word that reminds me of something I am trying to achieve. That becomes my New Years word, and this year it is perspective. You all know I am a stress and emotional eater, and 2016 was loaded with stress between the surprising loss of my Father in law and my husband losing his job. I need to keep it all in perspective or I will eat us out of house and home. Sure some bad things happened, but a lot of good happened too. Frankly, things could be worse. Perspective is key. A friend of ours 8 year old son was recently diagnosed with leukemia. Whenever we visited in the hospital, they were upbeat and living in the moment. Things like that remind me to have perspective. I think that word also fits into eating healthy. Keep my goals in perspective. Remember I can still eat whatever I want just in moderation. Keep a positive perspective on life and food. I think that will continue to keep me heading down the right path to health.
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Low Calorie Warm Steak Salad with Seared Tomato Vinaigrette
Warm Steak Salad with Charred Tomato Vinaigrette
- 12 oz. Strip steak lean only
- 3/4 tsp. kosher salt divided
- 1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp. Chinese Five Spice
- 2 tbsp. grape seed oil divided
- 3 Roma tomatoes 1/2 inch thick slices
- 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 3 cups baby arugula
- 3 cups baby spinach
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
- 1 oz. blue cheese crumbled
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion
Rub steak all over with ¾ tsp. salt, pepper and Chinese five spice. Let sit for 30 minutes.
Heat cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. When very hot, add 1 tsp. oil.
Add steak cooking 3 minutes per side for medium-rare.
Place on a cutting board and tent loosely with foil.
Add remaining oil to skillet.
Place tomatoes slices flat into the skillet and sprinkle with remaining ¼ tsp. kosher salt.
Cook for 1 minute then flip over and cook for 1 minute on the other side.
Turn down heat to medium and stir in vinegar and mustard. Cook for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Take off heat.
Cut steak against the grain into thin slices.
Place arugula, spinach, cilantro and onion onto a plate.
Layer tomatoes on top.
Top with steak slices and crumbled blue cheese.
Drizzle with the pan dressing.
I calculated 5 Weight Watcher smart points
Happy Healthy Eating,
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