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Steak Salad with Spinach


For a steakhouse meal in 15 minutes, broil skirt steak in a toaster oven, and serve it with grapes, greens, blue cheese, and walnuts.

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  • Servings: 1

Source: Everyday Food, March 2007


  • 1 piece skirt steak (4 ounces)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • 3 cups baby spinach (from a 5-ounce bag)
  • 1/2 cup seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1 ounce blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped walnuts


  1. Heat toaster-oven broiler (or oven broiler), with rack set 4 inches from heat. Season steak with salt and pepper; place on a broilerproof pan. Broil 4 to 6 minutes, without turning, for medium-rare. Let rest 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine oil and vinegar; season with salt and pepper, and whisk to combine. Add spinach; toss to combine. Thinly slice steak crosswise. Place spinach, grapes, and steak on a serving plate. Sprinkle with cheese and walnuts.

Cook's Notes

Skirt steak is sold in a single long strip, and you'll likely have more than you'll need; cut the strip into single servings, wrap in plastic, and freeze for next time.

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