Melon and Steak with Smoked Paprika Dressing

Quentin Bacon
Prep: 8 minutes; Cook: 7 minutes; Total time: 15 minutes.
Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 1/2 ounces steak, plus salad and 1 tablespoon dressing)


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3/4 pound boneless sirloin steak, trimmed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 medium red onion, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick rings
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, and cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick wedges
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint


1. Preheat a lightly oiled grill pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper; grill with onion, turning onion after about 4 minutes and steak after 7 minutes, until meat is medium-rare or to desired degree of doneness. Transfer meat and onion to a cutting board; let rest 5 minutes before slicing steak.

2. In a small bowl, combine honey, lime, olive oil, smoked paprika, and crushed red pepper; stir with a whisk. Set dressing aside.

3. Slice steak; arrange on platter with cantaloupe, onions, cilantro, and mint; drizzle with dressing.

Created date

August 2010

Nutritional Information

Calories 181
Fat 7 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 4 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 15 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 117 mg
Calcium 25 mg