Sesame Steak Salad

Sesame Steak Salad
Servings: 4 Prep 15 mins Marinate 15 mins Grill 6 mins (or Broil) Stand 5 mins


  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 1/4 pounds skirt steak
  • 8 cups watercress (2 bunches), tough stems removed
  • 1 sweet red pepper, cored, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 scallions, trimmed and sliced
  • 2 ribs celery, sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Make It

1. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and mustard. While whisking, add oil.

2. Place steak in a resealable plastic bag and add 3 tbsp of the dressing. Marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes. Heat broiler or gas grill to medium-high heat.

3. Remove steak from bag; discard bag with remaining marinade. Broil or grill steak for 2 to 3 minutes per side, turning once, or until desired doneness. Let rest 5 minutes.

4. Combine watercress, red pepper, carrots, scallions and celery in a large bowl. Thinly slice steak across the grain and add to salad. Toss with remaining dressing. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and salt and gently toss again.


Beef It Up
  • For an even heartier salad, toss each serving with 1/3 cup cooked brown rice.
Store-Bought Swap
  • Try a bottled light Asian sesame or carrot-ginger dressing.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 350, Fat, total (g): 18, chol. (mg): 69, sat. fat (g): 11, carb. (g): 16, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 32, sodium (mg): 535, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.