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Grilled Flank Steak Salad with Ginger-Wasabi Dressing

Grilled Flank Steak Salad with Ginger-Wasabi Dressing

This quick, healthy dinner salad recipe is ready in 40 minutes thanks to preshredded carrots and coleslaw mix. If you have leftover quinoa, skip Step 1 and use 2 cups in the salad. If you want a bigger flavor kick in the dressing, up the wasabi powder to 1 tablespoon.


  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • ¾ cup quinoa
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons wasabi powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 pound flank steak, trimmed
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 5-ounce package baby spinach, baby kale or arugula
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage


  • Combine water and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high.
  • Meanwhile, combine scallions, ginger, rice vinegar, lime juice, oil, tamari, honey, wasabi powder and ¼ teaspoon salt in a blender. Puree until smooth.
  • Season steak with pepper and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Oil the grill rack. Grill the steak, turning once, 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium. Transfer to a clean cutting board to rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice against the grain.
  • Toss spinach (or kale or arugula), carrots, coleslaw mix (or cabbage) and ½ cup of the dressing with the quinoa. Divide the salad among 4 large bowls, top with the steak and drizzle each serving with 1 tablespoon of the remaining dressing.


  • Oiling a grill rack before you grill foods helps ensure that the food won’t stick. Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to coat the food with cooking spray.

AUTHOR Sara Haas, R.D.N., L.D.N.
BRAND EatingWell

YIELD 4 servings
ACTIVE TIME 40 minutes
TOTAL TIME 40 minutes


Per serving 411 Calories
Total Fat 16 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Mono Saturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 631 mg
Fiber 6 g
Protein 32 g
Potassium 1062 mg
Added Sugars 4 g
Total Sugars 10 g
Calcium 122 mg
Folate 176 mcg
Omega-3 1 g
Omega-6 3 g
Vitamin B12 1 mcg
Vitamin E 5 mg
Zinc 6 mg
Vitamin B3 9 mg
Carbohydrate Servings 2 ½

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