Grilled Beef, Summer Squash and Onion Salad

Grilled Beef, Summer Squash and Onion Salad
Total Recipe Time:  about 15 minutes
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

2 beef Strip Steaks Boneless, cut 1 inch thick (about 8 ounces each)1/4 cup balsamic vinegar1/4 cup olive oil1 large clove garlic, mincedSalt and pepper2 teaspoons garlic-pepper seasoning, divided1 medium red onion, cut into 12 wedges1 medium yellow squash, cut lengthwise in half1 medium zucchini, cut lengthwise in half8 cups mixed salad greens

Instructions

  1. Bring vinegar to a boil in small saucepan. Reduce heat; simmer 3 minutes or until reduced by half. Whisk vinegar, oil, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in small bowl until blended. Set aside. 
  2. Press 1 teaspoon garlic-pepper seasoning evenly onto beef steaks.
  3. Soak two 10-inch bamboo skewers in water 10 minutes; drain. Thread onion wedges onto skewers. Brush onions and cut sides of squash with oil; sprinkle with remaining teaspoon garlic-pepper seasoning.
  4. Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals; arrange vegetables around steaks. Grill steaks, covered, 11 to 14 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 11 to 15 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium doneness (160°F), turning occasionally. Grill squash 8 to 12 minutes (7 to 11 minutes for gas) and onions 12 to 15 minutes (13 to 16 minutes for gas) or until tender, turning occasionally.
  5. Cut squash into 3/4-inch pieces. Arrange squash and onions over greens. Carve steaks into slices; season with salt and pepper, as desired. Arrange over salad. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad; toss.

Cook'sTip

Garnish with shaved or shredded Parmesan cheese, crumbled blue cheese or croutons, if desired.
Nutrition information per serving: 363 calories; 23 g fat (5 g saturated fat; 15 g monounsaturated fat); 56 mg cholesterol; 444 mg sodium; 11 g carbohydrate; 4.0 g fiber; 28 g protein; 8.1 mg niacin; 0.9 mg vitamin B6; 1.4 mcg vitamin B12; 3.6 mg iron; 29.3 mcg selenium; 5.4 mg zinc.This recipe is an excellent of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc, and a good source of fiber.
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