Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

Quick, lite, and generally healthy yet satisfying for the meat lover. This recipe is a variation on a basic steak salad with a delicious dressing and additional spices. Great southwest flavor always gets high marks from guests.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the onion powder, salt, cumin and cayenne pepper; rub mixture onto both sides of steak. Let that sit at room temp while you prepare the other items.
  2. Chop romaine lettuce and separate into 4 bowls. Rinse corn and divide into the 4 bowls of lettuce. Drain and rinse black beans and divide into the 4 bowls. Chop green onions and divide into the 4 bowls. Chop Roma tomatoes and divide into the 4 bowls.
  3. Now make the dressing. Mix sour cream and butter milk in a bowl with the garlic salt, white wine vinegar, parsley, black pepper, cumin and cayenne pepper. Put it in the refrigerator while you prepare the steak.
  4. Heat olive oil on high heat in iron skillet until very hot. Place steak in hot skillet and sear for 2-3 minutes on each side or to medium rare. Remove steak to cutting board and let rest for a couple of minutes while you remove the dressing from the refrigerator. Now cut thin strips of meat and place as a crown on the bowls of salad.
  5. Spoon a bit of dressing over steak and salad and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

This is very good. I decided to make it a chopped salad, chopped everything small, much tastier that way.

cmwigg February 02, 2013

This was pretty good. The salad and steak were very good, however we didn't care for the dressing. My entire family thought that the dressing was way too salty and hot. Next time, I think that I would use either garlic powder or fresh garlic instead of the garlic salt. I would then use table salt to taste. Also, I think I would leave out the cayenne pepper entirely and maybe add some salsa to give it some spice and heat. Overall, the salad had a very good flavor, and with some tweaking, it would be something I would serve regularly. Thank you for sharing.

Bayhill April 10, 2006

This was awesome. The flavors are so good and really fills you up! Thanks for posting.

PatrickG January 14, 2006