How to Build a Delicious and Nutritious Salad
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How to Build a Delicious and Nutritious Salad

  1. Start with leafy greens.
  2. Add vibrant colorful fruits or veggies.
  3. Power up with protein (chicken, fish, lean meat, beans, tofu, tempeh, lentils, other legumes).
  4. Dazzle with a simple dressing.

Balsamic Grilled Steak Salad with Peaches


  • 1 lb. skirt steak, trimmed of fat
  • 1 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 Tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. honey or brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 c. baby arugula
  • 4 c. baby spinach
  • 2 peaches, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 c. crumbled goat cheese


  • Mix steak, canola oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic and honey (or brown sugar) in a Ziplock bag and let it marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  • While steak is marinating, make dressing: whisk together olive oil and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat a grill or grill pan to high. Grill steak until desired doneness (2-4 minutes per side for medium rare). Let rest 5 minutes, then slice into ¼ inch slices.
  • Arrange salad: In a large serving bowl, add arugula, spinach, peaches, goat cheese, and steak. Top with dressing. Serve immediately.

Serves 6