Carne Asada Steak Salad

This Carne Asada steak salad is made with everything I love – juicy steak, pico de gallo, Monterey Jack cheese and guacamole.

This Carne Asada steak salad is made with everything I love – juicy steak, pico de gallo, Monterey Jack cheese and guacamole. Inspired by my favorite taco salad, it's quick, tasty, low-carb and high in protein which fills you up and leaves you satisfied.Carne Asada Steak Salad

This is the BEST steak salad recipe! Inspired by my favorite taco salad, it’s quick, tasty, low-carb and high in protein which fills you up and leaves you satisfied. If you prefer turkey, try this Meal Prep Taco Salad. For a chicken option, try this Crock Pot Chicken Black Bean Taco Salad.

This Carne Asada steak salad is made with everything I love – juicy steak, pico de gallo, Monterey Jack cheese and guacamole. Inspired by my favorite taco salad, it's quick, tasty, low-carb and high in protein which fills you up and leaves you satisfied.

The dressing is simple, some homemade pico de gallo and squeeze fresh lime juice over everything! Steak is one of my favorite things to cook when I want something QUICK because everyone in my home loves it. Tommy is also a steak lover, but he’s pickier about the cut of steak he selects which is why I chose NY strip steak, it’s juicy and tender.

This recipe is inspired by the new Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner website. Such a great resource for all things beef! With over 126 cuts, we often need a little help demystifying cooking with beef, and their new website is equipped with a guide for every cut: where it comes from, how to cook it and all the nutritional information.

What is Strip Steak?

There are many names for Strip Steak depending on where you live. A few other names are Ambassador Steak; Beef Loin, Strip Loin Steak, Bone In, Center-Cut; Club Steak; Country Club Steak; Delmonico Steak; Hotel Cut Steak; Kansas City Steak; Kansas City Strip Steak; New York Strip Steak; NY Strip Steak; Shell Steak; Strip Loin Steak and Top Loin Steak.

How do you know when the steak is done?

  • Beef’s tender, juicy texture is optimum when cooked to medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness.
  • To determine doneness, insert an instant-read thermometer horizontally into the side of steaks. Place the thermometer in the thickest part or center of the steak. The thermometer should not touch bone, fat or the grill.

How To Make Carne Asada Salad

This Carne Asada steak salad is made with everything I love – juicy steak, pico de gallo, Monterey Jack cheese and guacamole. Inspired by my favorite taco salad, it's quick, tasty, low-carb and high in protein which fills you up and leaves you satisfied.

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This Carne Asada steak salad is made with everything I love – juicy steak, pico de gallo, Monterey Jack cheese and guacamole.
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Carne Asada Salad

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390 Cals 38 Protein 12 Carbs 21.5 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 2 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Lunch
CUISINE: American
This Carne Asada steak salad is made with everything I love – juicy steak, pico de gallo, Monterey Jack cheese and guacamole. Inspired by my favorite taco salad, it's quick, tasty, low-carb and high in protein which fills you up and leaves you satisfied.

Ingredients

  • 1 beef Strip Steak Boneless, 1 inch thick, trimmed (about 10 ounces)
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup pico de gallo, (store bought or recipe here)
  • 1/4 cup shredded Monterrey Jack
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 1/2 cup prepared or my homemade guacamole
  • Additional lime wedges,  optional
  • jalapeno slices, optional

Instructions

  • Rub garlic all over meat then season with salt, cumin and black pepper.
  • To broil, place steak on rack in broiler pan so surface of beef is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil about 3 minutes on each side for medium rare to medium. To grill, heat the grill and oil the grates. When hot, grill over medium-high heat about 3 minutes on each side for medium rare to medium. To cook in a skillet, Heat a skillet over high heat and let the skillet get very hot. When it's hot, spray with oil and cook the steaks about 3 minutes on each side for medium rare to medium.
  • Squeeze juice from 1 lime wedge over each steak. Slice Steaks into thin slices.
  • To serve, divide the lettuce, pico de gallo, cheese and guacamole between two plates.
  • Serve with steak; garnish with lime wedges and jalapeño, if desired.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 the recipe, Calories: 390kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 38g, Fat: 21.5g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 95mg, Sodium: 542.5mg, Fiber: 6.5g, Sugar: 1g
Blue Smart Points: 9
Green Smart Points: 9
Purple Smart Points: 9
Points +: 10
Keywords: carne asada, carne asada salad, carne asada steak salad, steak taco salad, strip steak, tuna steak salad recipe

I love a salad that fills you up and leaves you satisfied like this Carne Asada Salad made with Strip Steak topped with pico de gallo, Monterey Jack cheese and guacamole. This Carne Asada steak salad is made with everything I love – NY Strip Steak, pico de gallo, Monterey Jack cheese and guacamole. A salad that's low-carb and high in protein which fills you up and leaves you satisfied

This Carne Asada steak salad is made with everything I love – juicy steak, pico de gallo, Monterey Jack cheese and guacamole. Inspired by my favorite taco salad, it's quick, tasty, low-carb and high in protein which fills you up and leaves you satisfied.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Skinnytaste possible. All thoughts are my own.

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32 comments

  1. Great main course salad!

  2. Awesome recipe. My husband and I loved it!!!

  3. Made this last night and it was an absolutely delightful dinner. The guacamole recipe convinced my wife she actually liked guacamole. The whole thing was so easy to make and I’ll be coming back to make it again. My biggest issue is that there aren’t enough days in a year to keep up with the recipes on here and in the One and Done cookbook! You are spoiling us with all this delicious dining!

  4. I entered this recipe into the WW app and it came out at 15 points, not 9. This is concerning as I use Skinnytaste recipes often. Could it be the points system has changed since 2017?

  5. Super easy dinner and a big hit with everyone in the house. 

  6. Made these last night as tacos rather than a salad; so simple and delicious.

  7. Gina- Thank you for including a skillet version! I can’t always grill where I live so it’s nice to have the option to use the stove. A lot of recipes will only show instructions for the grill so I end up skipping them. Just wanted to say thanks!!

  8. Loved this recipe so much! So delicious and super quick to make!!

  9. I forgot to mention that I added a little paprika and some chipotle chili powder to the steak dry rub. It was delicious!

  10. I made this tonight and it was CRAZY GOOD! So quick to make, keto-friendly, and even the kids loved it. Definitely making this again, thanks!!

  11. What would the calories be without the guacamole?

  12. This was easy, fast and delicious. Broke us out of our standard grill a flank status and serve with broccoli routine. My non-salad -eating kids made tacos with the steak while my husband and I had lovely salads using greens from a friend’s garden. Going in the summer rotation!

  13. Could I use flank steak?

  14. I’ve always had a problem with hot and cold foods together. Do you think this would be just as good if I waited for the steak to chill a bit?

  15. Loved it. I bought a cut of steak that was a little too tough, so that wasn’t great – but the way all the flavors melded together was pretty awesome! If I get a great steak deal in the future I’ll for sure make it again!

  16. This was a great recipe.  I thought it may be a little dry without dressing, but it wasn’t at all.  The seasoning for the steak paired well with the guacamole and pico de gallo.  We used the sous vide to cook the steak.  Thanks for the tasty recipe, as always!

  17. Made this without cheese and added Cara Cara orange and strawberries. So delish! Thanks for sharing your expertise.
    Heather

  18. Why is this not Paleo?

  19. Would this be zero points now without the guac and cheese? I put the ingredients in the WW recipe builder and it still counted the meat. I even did flank steak to make it “leaner.” Hmm…Still getting used to freestyle!

  20. 2 thumbs up for taste and fast on the table in under 30 min! This is on repeat for us!

  21. Loved it! Had carne asada in a Mexican restaurant in Augusta GA about a month ago for the first time; it was horrible, but I was pretty sure it was the restaurant. Wanted to try my hand at it, and your recipe came along at just the right time. The two of us cleaned our plates! Thank you!

  22. Looks great but how would you modify it to use chicken?  How would you prepare the chicken as my husband doesn’t eat beef. 

    Thanks Gina love your recipes!

  23.  What is the white side on the top right? Polenta? Potatoes? Biscuit?  I don’t see it in the recipe.

  24. What is the white side of the top right? Polenta? Potatoes? Biscuit?  I don’t see it in the recipe.