Grilled Tenderloin Summer Steak Salad | Recipe

It’s a hot day in the middle of summer, you have a few friends coming over and you need to fire up the grill for a quick meal. What better way to have a light, fulfilling meal, than with a hearty steak salad.

If needed, thaw steaks ahead of time in the refrigerator or set the package in cool water. Each serving of steak is about 4 oz, uncooked, or about 3 oz when cooked and is approximately the size of a deck of cards.

On each steak, press garlic and cumin seeds evenly. Place steaks on grill over medium heat (or ash-covered coals). Grill, uncovered, 13 to 15 minutes for medium-rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally. Season with salt as desired.

delicious summer steak salad
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If the weather’s not quite right for grilling, broil the steaks. Place steaks on rack in broiler pan so the surface of beef is 2 to 3 inches from heat. Broil 13 to 16 minutes for medium-rare to medium doneness, turning once.

Include your favorite summer salad. Mine would have to start with some small spinach, freshly diced peppers, a little cheese crumbled on top with some dressing, and freshly ground pepper.

The last step is, Enjoy your summer steak salad!

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Grilled Tenderloin Steaks with Summer Salad

It’s a hot day in the middle of summer, you have a few friends coming over and you need to fire up the grill for a quick meal. What better way to have a light, fulfilling meal, than with a few hearty steaks.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Author Ryan Goodman

Ingredients

  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 tenderloin steaks cut 1" thick
  • Your favorite summer salad

Instructions

  • If needed, thaw steaks ahead of time in refrigerator or set package in cool water. Each serving of steak is about 4 oz, uncooked, or about 3 oz when cooked and is approximately the size of a deck of cards.
  • On each steak, press garlic and cumin seeds evenly. Place steaks on grill over medium heat (or ash-covered coals). Grill, uncovered, 13 to 15 minutes for medium-rare to medium doneness, turning occassionally. Season with salt as desired.
  • If the weather’s not quite right for grilling, broil the steaks. Place steaks on rack in broiler pan so surface of beef is 2 to 3 inches from heat. Broil 13 to 16 minutes for medium-rare to medium doneness, turning once.
  • Include your favorite summer salad. Mine would have to start with some small spinach, freshly diced peppers, a little cheese crumbled on top with some dressing and freshly ground pepper.

Total preparation and cooking time: 1 hour. Makes 4 servings.

Recipe based on The Healthy Beef Cookbook by National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and American Dietetic Association.

Nutritional Content of Beef Tenderloin, based on 3.5 oz cooked serving. 3 check marks shows this cut of beef is an excellent source of the specific nutrient.
Nutritional Content of Beef Tenderloin, based on 3.5 oz cooked serving. 3 check marks shows this cut of beef is an excellent source of the specific nutrient.