Steak, Avocado, & Bean Salad

"This salad is delicious, and so easy! Tender strips of lime-garlic marinated steak, pinto or 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."
photo by Kellie in SLO photo by Kellie in SLO
photo by Kellie in SLO
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  • Place the steak in a large zip top bag, or nonmetal dish with the garlic, juice from 1/2 of one of the limes, 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.

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  1. kosherkitchen
    This salad has become a staple summer salad in our home. It tastes amazing and looks gorgeous on a plate. A hit with guests and even my 4 yr old and 18 month old will eat it! Only change is that I sometime omit the chili pepper because then it's too spicy for some.
  2. Kellie in SLO
    This was so very easy to make and so incredibly good. I grilled my steak, and I think next time I will plan ahead and let it marinate for a couple of hours so the meat can absorb more of the garlic and lime flavor. The only thing I didn't add was the tortilla chips as I didn't have any on hand.



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