Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Weeknight Dinner: Carne Asada Salad

Print Friendly and PDF
This salad is like a plain taco salad on steroids.  It all started because John and I have been looking for houses in order to make my goal of having one by the time I am thirty.  Unfortunately, we're not doing too well in the choosing department.  Mainly because we are both picky about different things.

We looked at a house two weekends ago that seemed to have promise.  It's right near the Trader Joe's in our area so we decided to stop in and look around once we were finished.  They had some delicious looking meats and prepackaged preflavored meat options.  John immediately went for the carne asada steak.  I convinced him to put it back and get a normal steak that we could marinate ourselves.  Rather than have just one big steak, I put it over a taco salad that I thought sounded delicious.

John doesn't care about eating healthy as long as he is maximizing flavor.  I made sure that the steak really showed through and he gobbled up every bite without any complaints!  The Carne Asada marinade is one I have made before but it is so good that we never think of using anything else!
Carne Asada Salad
Serves;  4
1 can Ranchera Sauce, reserve 2 tablespoons
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
16 ounces strip steak

3 romaine hearts, chopped
1 carrot, grated
4 tablespoons shredded Cheddar cheese
8 tablespoons ranch dressing
2 tablespoons Ranchera sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice

Steak:  Combine the Ranchera Sauce (reserving 2 tablespoons for salad), garlic, lime juice, pepper, salt, and steak.  Marinade 30-60 minutes.  Then, preheat the grill to medium-high heat.  Cook 6-8 minutes on each side, flipping once.  The middle should be a light pink.  Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Salad:  Combine romaine hearts, carrot, and cheese in a large bowl.  In a small bowl, combine ranch, Ranchera sauce. and lime juice.  Add the Ranchera dressing into the romaine mixture and toss well until fully combined.  Plate evenly amongst 4 plates.  Spread steak evenly over the tops of each.


  1. Saya tertarik dengan tulisan anda,
    Saya juga mempunyai tulisan yang sejenis mengenai Indonesia yang bisa anda kunjungi di Informasi Seputar Indonesia


©2009-2013 All photos, recipes, and content on are copyright protected. Do not copy, distribute, or use without permission. Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Welcome! I'm Dani (aka the Growing Foodie), just a girl balancing her career and passion for all things edible in NYC. I hope you'll join me in my adventures in life, through food. (Click for More)
Powered by Blogger.

Get Recipes Right to Your Inbox!

Football Fun!