Caesar Salad with Steak

Slices of grilled steak make this recipe the perfect choice for a quick and easy salad supper.

Caesar Salad with Steak
Servings: 4 Prep 20 mins Grill 12 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (from 1 large lemon)
  • 2 anchovy fillets (from a 3-ounce can)
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 package (18 ounces) romaine hearts, trimmed, rinsed and dried
  • 2 medium-size beef filet mignon steaks (about 3/4 pound total)

Make It

1. In a mini chopper or a blender, combine mayonnaise, Parmesan, lemon juice, anchovies, 1/2 teaspoon of the garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper. Puree until smooth and well combined, scraping down side of bowl if necessary.

2. Heat gas grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Season steaks with remaining 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

3. Stack large leaves of romaine, and cut in half lengthwise along the rib. Then cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces. Repeat with remaining lettuce leaves and transfer lettuce to a large bowl.

4. Grill steaks for 4 to 6 minutes per side, depending on thickness or until meat registers 130 degree F on an instant-read thermometer for medium-rare. Grill an additional minute per side for medium. Remove steaks to a cutting board and tent with foil. Let rest 5 minutes.

5. Pulse dressing again to blend, then toss with lettuce. Divide salad equally among four plates. Thinly slice steak, then fan over salad on each plate, dividing evenly.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 333, Fat, total (g): 22, chol. (mg): 89, sat. fat (g): 7, carb. (g): 8, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 26, sodium (mg): 588, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.