Summer Main Dish Salad

Summer Main Dish Salad
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Let this hearty salad, featuring grilled sirloin steak, loads of vegetables, and a garlicky vinaigrette, take center stage at your table this summer!

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  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    10 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    3 oz meat; 1 1/2 tbsp dressing; 1 1/3 cup vegetables; and 1 cup greens
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    3 oz meat; 1 1/2 tbsp dressing; 1 1/3 cup vegetables; and 1 cup greens
  • Amount per serving Calories 310

  • Total Fat 10g
    • Saturated Fat 2.3g
    • Trans Fat 0.2g
  • Cholesterol 50mg
  • Sodium 175mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g
    • Dietary Fiber 5g
    • Total Sugars 7g
  • Protein 30g
  • Potassium 960mg
  • Phosphorus 305mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Fat, 1 Starch, 2 Nonstarchy vegetable, 3 Lean protein



  • frozen corn kernels
    1 cup
  • canola oil
    4 tsp
  • garlic (sliced)
    3 clove
  • red wine vinegar
    1/4 cup
  • Dijon Mustard
    1 tbsp
  • black pepper (to taste)
    1/4 tsp
  • sugar
    1/4 tsp
  • grilled sirloin
    12 oz
  • cooked potatoes (cut into cubes)
    1 cup
  • green onions (sliced)
    1 cup
  • carrots (thinly sliced)
    1/2 cup
  • red bell pepper (diced)
    1 cup
  • green bell pepper (diced)
    1 cup
  • salad greens
    4 cup


  1. Cook corn according to package directions.

  2. In a small saucepan, heat oil; add garlic and saute until brown.

  3. Remove from heat and cool; strain and reserve oil; discard garlic.

  4. In a large bowl, combine reserved oil, vinegar, mustard, pepper, and sugar. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, if desired.

  5. Combine oil mixture with corn, sirloin, potatoes, green onions, carrots, and both kinds of peppers. Mix well, cover, and chill.

  6. Serve in a bowl lined with salad greens.