Get ready for this delicious, low-carb Mediterranean meal with lean grilled steak served over a bed of crunchy romaine lettuce topped with red onion slices, cherry tomatoes, spicy peppers, and feta cheese.
Grilled Skirt Steak with Greek Salad
Calories: 382 Fat: 24g Protein: 34g Carbs: 8g
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Grilled Skirt Steak With Greek Salad Ingredients
● 1 Tablespoon olive oil, divided
● 1 pound skirt steak
● 6 cups romaine lettuce, roughly chopped
● 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
● 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
● 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
● 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
● 1 cup cucumber, diced
● 4 pepperoncini, thinly sliced
● 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles
Grilled Skirt Steak With Greek Salad Instructions
1. Heat ½ tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Season steak with salt and pepper and place in the middle of the skillet. Cook 1 to 2 minutes per side until well-browned and desired doneness is reached.
2. Remove steak to a plate and let rest for three minutes. Slice into strips and set aside.
3. Place lettuce in a large bowl and add onion, tomatoes, cucumbers, and pepperoncini. Toss with lemon juice and remaining olive oil.
4. Use tongs to divide salad onto four serving plates, top with steak slices and feta cheese and serve.
Is Skirt Steak Good for Grilling?
Skirt steak is fantastic for grilling! This flavorful and affordable cut of beef cooks quickly and is easy to slice, making it a perfect choice for a variety of dishes from tacos to dinner salads and sandwiches. The fast and hot style of grilling is ideal for skirt steak as the intense heat is the best way to bring out the flavor of this tender cut.
Tips for Grilling Skirt Steak
Skirt steak is a very thin cut of beef, so while you can customize the cooking to a variety of levels of doneness, it is recommended to be served medium-rare to medium to ensure it remains tender. It cooks very quickly on a hot grill and usually requires between 3-5 minutes per side. When removing the skirt steak from the grill, let it rest for five minutes before serving.
Why Is My Skirt Steak Tough and Chewy?
Skirt steak is cut from the diaphragm muscles of the animal which does give it the ability to become tougher meat if it is overcooked, so keep an eye on your timer! There is also a chemical method to keeping the steak more tender, which would be to marinate the meat either for several hours or overnight. This process assists in breaking down some of the meat fibers. Alternatively, you can use a meat tenderizer on the steak or score the top and bottom of the steak with a sharp knife. When serving, be sure to cut the steak against the grain.