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Grilled Tenderloin with Warm Vegetable Salad

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 steak and 1/2 cup vegetable mixture)
Simply seasoned grilled beef tenderloin steak served with a medley of grilled summer squash and tomatoes makes an ideal dish for summer entertaining.

Ingredients

  • 4 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks, trimmed (about 1 inch thick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 2 small zucchini, halved lengthwise
  • 2 small yellow squash, halved lengthwise
  • 2 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 2 green onions
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon commercial pesto
  • Oregano sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 245
  • caloriesfromfat 39 %
  • fat 10.5 g
  • satfat 3.7 g
  • monofat 4.3 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 27.2 g
  • carbohydrate 10.4 g
  • fiber 4.1 g
  • cholesterol 72 mg
  • iron 4.4 mg
  • sodium 385 mg
  • calcium 85 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prepare grill or broiler.

  2. Sprinkle steaks with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  3. Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, zucchini, and next 5 ingredients (zucchini through garlic) in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal and shake to coat.

  4. Place the tenderloin steaks on grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray; cook for 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Place the zucchini and yellow squash on grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray; cook 3 minutes on each side or until tender. Place the tomato and onions on grill rack or broiler pan; cook 2 minutes or just until tender.

  5. Coarsely chop the vegetables, and place in a bowl. Add pesto; stir gently. Serve with steaks. Garnish with oregano, if desired.

Cook's Notes

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