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Caprese Salad with Grilled Flank Steak

Caprese Salad with Grilled Flank Steak

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This is a fresh, healthy, easy-to-make salad with a twist to the usual restaurant versions. It can be served in small portions as an appetizer salad, or in large portions as a whole meal. This recipe is for 4 larger salads.

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  • Calories:
  • 321 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 24 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.8g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 20.2 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 76 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Mix tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, 1 clove minced garlic, and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a bowl; toss to coat. Cover bowl and refrigerate.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Place steak in a large resealable bag; add 1 clove minced garlic, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and pepper. Seal the bag and distribute the oil mixture over the steak.
  4. Cook the steak on the preheated grill to your desired degree of doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Let stand for 5 minutes before thinly slicing across the grain.
  5. Divide lettuce onto 4 serving plates; drizzle about 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar and 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil onto each lettuce portion. Top each salad with 1/4 the steak and 1/4 the tomato mixture.
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Linda (LMT)
7
7/16/2013

Ideal healthy summertime meal, especially when it's hot. Easy enough to make and tastes great. I however used another marinade for the flank steak (not that there is anything wrong with the one noted for the recipe) and used a Spring Mix that I added Butter Lettuce to because my store does not carry a Butter Lettuce Mix. Light and filling without leaving you stuffed. (recipe made for *RECIPE GROUP*).

Jillian
5
9/3/2014

Fabulous! A perfect summer meal that's light, easy to make and tastes great without a ton of effort. I didn't bother refrigerating the caprese salad and made that last while the meat was grilling. I lightly scored the steak on both sides and cut it into four individual steaks to make grilling it a bit easier. I put the steak into a ziploc bag along with the olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper with just a splash or two of white wine vinegar and let it marinate for a couple of hours. I served the steak along side the lettuce and caprese salad with "Linda's Best Ever Garlic Bread" from this site. The only thing left was to open a nice bottle of wine and enjoy!

Kimberly Mills
4
7/2/2014

This is my go-to recipe for a tasty, filling lunch this summer. We use Ginger Honey Vinegar! I look forward to it when it's on the menu for the week - which is usually 2 times each week!