Recipe: Warm Steak With Pear and Blue Cheese Salad With Balsamic Dressing



warm steak with pear and blue cheese salad

Recipe: Warm Steak With Pear and Blue Cheese Salad With Balsamic Dressing
Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 6-8 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Serving size: 1/6th of salad



1 (12-ounce) flank steak

salt, to taste

black pepper, to taste

4 cups chopped Bibb lettuce

4 cups chopped radicchio lettuce

2 ripe pears, thinly sliced

¾ cup reduced-fat blue cheese crumbles

¼ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

Balsamic Dressing:

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons minced garlic

2 teaspoons dried basil

1 tablespoon stevia (or favorite no-calorie sweetener)

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

black pepper, to taste


Season both sides of the steak with salt and black pepper, to taste. Grease an indoor grill pan, or a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray.

Cook the steak over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side. When the steak is done, let it rest on a cutting board loosely covered in foil. Cut the steak diagonally when ready to serve.

To assemble the salad, toss the two lettuces together. Layer the pears, blue cheese, walnuts, and sliced steak on top.

Drizzle the balsamic dressing over the salad.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (1/6th of salad)

Calories: 285

Calories from fat: 161

Fat: 18g

Saturated Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 35mg

Sodium: 227mg

Carbohydrates: 16g

Fiber: 3g

Sugar: 6g

Protein: 16g

SmartPoints: 7

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The nutrition content of recipes on has been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.