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Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke

Grilled Steak-Corn-Spinach Salad

This salad features creamy avocado slices, grapefruit, and garlic. Add grilled steak and corn, and it's a meal that your whole family will love.

Southern Living JULY 2011

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings
  • Hands-on: 30 Minutes
  • Total: 30 Minutes


  • 2 pounds rib-eye steak
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 ears fresh corn, husks removed
  • 1 (5-oz.) package fresh baby spinach
  • 2 ripe avocados, thinly sliced
  • 1 red grapefruit, sectioned
  • Bottled peppercorn Ranch dressing


1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Rub steak with 2 Tbsp. olive oil and next 3 ingredients. Brush corn with remaining 2 Tbsp. olive oil.

2. Grill steaks and corn at the same time, covered with grill lid, 7 to 8 minutes, turning steak once and turning corn every 4 to 5 minutes. Let steak stand 10 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, hold each grilled cob upright on a cutting board, and carefully cut downward, cutting kernels from cob. Discard cobs. Thinly slice steak.

4. Layer spinach, grilled corn kernels, steak, avocados, and grapefruit on serving plates. Serve with bottled Ranch dressing.


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