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Flank Steak-and-Blue Cheese Quesadilla Salad

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.

Cooking Light JUNE 2001

  • Yield: 4 servings

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

Preparation

Prepare grill.

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

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.

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 338
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 10.9g
  • Saturated fat: 4.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 20.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 39.5g
  • Fiber: 4.8g
  • Cholesterol: 11mg
  • Iron: 4.3mg
  • Sodium: 809mg
  • Calcium: 142mg
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