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Southwestern Steak Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing


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Southwestern Steak Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing


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Southwestern Steak Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing


  • Prep Time : 10 minutes min
  • Cook Time : 15 minutes min
  • Ready Time : 25 min




  • For salad:
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Teaspoon chili powder
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound New York strip steak
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, defrosted
  • 1/2 cup Cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
  • For dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro or 1/2 teaspoon dried coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper



  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, salt, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder and cayenne and stir well. Rub spice mix all over the steak, coating well.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large ovenproof pan over medium high heat and add steak. Sear on each side for 4 minutes or until a nice dark crust forms, 8 minutes total. Transfer pan to the oven and cook 5 minutes for medium rare doneness or 8 minutes for medium.
  4. Let steak rest 5 minutes before slicing.
  5. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine beans, corn, tomatoes and green onion and stir. Add lettuce and toss to combine.
  6. In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients and whisk well. Pour over lettuce mixture and toss. Distribute salad between 4 bowls and add sliced steak on the side.

About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




4 Responses to Southwestern Steak Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

  1. oh this looks like the perfect summer meal. Thanks Jamie!

  2. avatar says: Tzivia

    I’m not sure where to start. At how fast it was to make or how good it was. I made the rub for the meat and put it on some of the pieces, then had to leave for about 2 hr when I came back I finished. After all was cooked the meat that sat in refrig with the rub on tasted better than the ones that I rubbed and cooked right away. The dressing I think the lime juice was a bit much next time will add a little less

    • Hi Tzivia I love your comments – thanks for always sharing your results/feedback – keep on!

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