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Flank Steak-and-Blue Cheese Quesadilla Salad

Flank Steak-and-Blue Cheese Quesadilla Salad
Yield

4 servings

Beef up the standard array of fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and onions with tortillas filled with flank steak and tangy blue cheese. To make slicing easier, let stand a minute or so after cooking, then cut the quesadillas with kitchen shears.

Ingredients

  • Vinaigrette:
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon-Lemon Vinaigrette
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme (optional)
  • Quesadillas:
  • 1/2 pound flank steak
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 4 (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas
  • Remaining ingredients:
  • 10 cup torn red leaf lettuce
  • 1 cup vertically sliced red onion
  • 2 large tomatoes, each cut into 8 wedges

Nutrition Information

  • calories 338
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 10.9 g
  • satfat 4.8 g
  • monofat 4.2 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 20.9 g
  • carbohydrate 39.5 g
  • fiber 4.8 g
  • cholesterol 11 mg
  • iron 4.3 mg
  • sodium 809 mg
  • calcium 142 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prepare grill.

  2. To prepare vinaigrette, combine first 5 ingredients; set aside.

  3. To prepare the quesadillas, sprinkle steak with salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place the steak on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese evenly over each of 2 tortillas. Divide steak evenly over cheese; top with the remaining tortillas.

  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Cook quesadillas 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove the quesadillas from pan, and cut each into 8 wedges. Combine the vinaigrette, lettuce, onion, and tomato in a large bowl; toss well. Divide salad evenly among 4 plates; top each serving with 4 quesadilla wedges.