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Tequila & Lime Marinated Steak Salad

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This awesome marinated steak salad is flavored with tequila and lime, then grilled to perfection and served with a delicious avocado dressing!

Tequila & Lime Marinated Steak Salad - a low carb dish served with an avocado dressing


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How to Make a Tequila & Lime Marinated Steak Salad

Make the marinade by combining olive oil, tequila, onion powder, and the zest and juice from a lime in a large plastic bag.

Tequila & Lime Marinated Steak Salad - a low carb dish served with an avocado dressing

Add the steak – I used a thick cut sirloin but you could also use flank steak or flat iron. Seal the bag and place in the fridge to marinate for two hours.

Tequila & Lime Marinated Steak Salad - a low carb dish served with an avocado dressing

Remove the steak from the fridge for 15 minutes before cooking. Make the avocado dressing by combining an avocado, fresh cilantro, sour cream, and lime juice in a food processor. Add enough water to make a pourable dressing, then taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed.

Tequila & Lime Marinated Steak Salad - a low carb dish served with an avocado dressing

Take the steak out of the bag and discard the marinade. Season on both sides with salt and pepper, then cook the steak to your liking on a hot grill or grill pan

Tequila & Lime Marinated Steak Salad - a low carb dish served with an avocado dressing

Place some salad leaves and shredded cheese into a serving bowl. Slice the steak and place it on top, then drizzle with a little of the dressing. Serve the rest of the dressing on the side.

Tequila & Lime Marinated Steak Salad - a low carb dish served with an avocado dressing

The steak has such great flavor and texture – and the avocado dressing works perfectly with it! Afterwards it occurred to me that some strips of low carb tortilla chips might be a nice addition – I'll try it next time!

Note – nutritional data is best estimate as the majority of the marinade is not consumed.

Tequila & Lime Marinated Steak Salad

Tequila & Lime Marinated Steak Salad

Yield: 3 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinating & Resting Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes

This awesome marinated steak salad is flavored with tequila and lime, then grilled to perfection and served with a delicious avocado dressing!

Ingredients

For the Marinade

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • juice and grated zest from one lime
  • 1 lb steak (eg sirloin, flank, or flat iron)

For the Avocado Dressing

  • 1 avocado, peel and pit removed and roughly chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tbs lime juice
  • ¼-½ cup water, as needed
  • salt and black pepper, to taste

For the Salad

  • 2 cups salad leaves
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese, eg Mexican blend

Instructions

  1. Make the marinade by combining all the marinade ingredients in a large plastic bag.
  2. Add the steak, seal the bag, then place it in the fridge to marinate for two hours.
  3. Remove the steak from the fridge for 15 minutes before cooking.
  4. Make the avocado dressing by combining the avocado, cilantro, sour cream, and lime juice in a food processor. Add enough water to make a pourable dressing, then taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed.
  5. Take the steak out of the bag and discard the marinade. Cook the steak to your liking on a hot grill or grill pan, then let rest for 10 minutes. 
  6. Place some salad leaves and shredded cheese into a serving bowl.
  7. Slice the steak and place it on top, then drizzle with a little of the dressing. Serve the rest of the dressing on the side.

Notes

3.8g net carbs per serving (a third of the salad and dressing)

Note - nutritional data is best estimate as the majority of the marinade is not consumed.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size A third of the salad and dressing
Amount Per Serving Calories 606Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 160mgSodium 359mgCarbohydrates 8.8gNet Carbohydrates 3.8gFiber 5gSugar 1.7gProtein 45g

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