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Spiced Steak & Spinach Salad w/ Avocado Vinaigrette

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Mmmmm…steak….mmmmmm….dribble, dribble, dribble, drool….

I love me a good steak! Love, love, love!

But THIS steak is probably the best I have EVER eaten.

No lies.

Not to toot my own horn or anything (Toot! Toot!), but I’m patting myself on the back for this one. (Could I have possibly used more cliches in that sentence?!?)

And to think…I totally almost made something completely different for today’s recipe.

Thank the good Lord up above that I didn’t!

The hubs and I have started brainstorming recipe ideas while lying in bed at night, and that’s exactly what we were doing when this brilliant idea came to light. I said that I wanted to change my recipe b/c I wanted to make something a bit easier.

So we stormed…and stormed…and stormed…making sure to stick with this week’s Cinco de Mayo day theme…

And this is the result…

The medium-rare ribeye is seasoned just right and is spicy, smoky, salty, sassy, and sweet.

When combined with the silky smooth vinaigrette (which is oil free BTW) the salad goes into full flavor overload and is absolutely MIND BLOWING.

This recipe is going down in the top 10 for sure.

Now, go make it…and be prepared to fall in love.

Note: I still haven’t figured out what’s going on with the pictures 🙁 They just automatically fade when they are uploaded. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Cinnamon and Coriander Spiced Steak & Spinach Salad w/ Avocado Gorgonzola Vinaigrette

Ribeye spiced with coriander and cinnamon meets a silky avocado viniagrette speckled with gorgonzola cheese
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Servings: 4
Calories: 360kcal
Author: Slim Pickin's Kitchen




  • 1 medium avocado
  • ¼ of a large sweet onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ fresh jalapeno seeds and membranes removed
  • 1/8 cup red wine vinegar
  • zest and juice of one lime
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup gorgonzola crumbles
  • 2 tbsp. agave nectar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup cold water


  • 8 cups baby spinach leaves
  • ½ a red bell pepper
  • ½ a green bell pepper
  • ½ a cucumber
  • 6 baby carrots
  • 2 tbsp. gorgonzola crumbles


  • Mix spices in a bowl until well incorporated and rub the mixture all over the steak, being sure to coat it entirely. Let sit until it comes to room temperature (about 30 minutes).
  • Combine all dressing ingredients in a large food processor and puree until smooth. Slowly add water, one tbsp. at a time, until the dressing reaches desired consistency. Remove blade, cover, and refrigerate.
  • Pre-heat a grill pan over medium-high heat until it is screaming hot and slightly smoking.
  • Add olive oil to pan.
  • Grill steak to desired temperature (4-5 minutes on each side for medium- rare).
  • Remove steak from pan, place on a plate or cutting board, cover with tin foil, and let rest while you prepare the veggies for the salad (let steak rest a MINIMUM of 5 mins. 10 mins is better).
  • Chop the veggies for the salad and add to the spinach.
  • Slice steak, place on salad, and drizzle with dressing.
  • Enjoy!!!
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*WWpts= 8 pts per serving* *WWpts+= 9 pts per serving*


Serving: 4g | Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 14g | Fiber: 5g



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  • Mario
    May 3, 2012

    That looks absolutely delicious! It is only 9.00am in the morning, but already my stomach is rumbling! Mario

    • amber
      May 3, 2012

      Awww! Thank you so much! You just made my day!!!

  • Heather
    May 6, 2012

    I made this tonight and it was awesome!!! It made enough for leftovers for lunch tomorrow too. I was pressed for time so I didn’t let the steak sit with the rub on it or let it sit after cooking and it still came out delicious!! I would highly recommend this one 🙂

    • amber
      May 6, 2012

      Awesome, Heather! That makes me so happy! So glad y’all loved it! Just a small tip, ALWAYS let any meat you are cooking rest before you cut into it if you can. It give the juices time to redistribute and keeps everything from becoming too dry! So glad you loved it though!