Spice-Rubbed New York Strip with Avocado-Lime Salsa

Spice-Rubbed New York Strip with Avocado-Lime Salsa Recipe
Photo: Marcus Nilsson; Styling: Tiziana Agnello
Serve with Herbed Corn Muffins and Quick Chilled Pea Soup.


Serves 4 (serving size: 3 ounces steak and 1/4 cup salsa)
Total time: 26 Minutes

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Cooking Light

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 26 Minutes
Total: 26 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 284
Fat 17.4 g
Satfat 4.1 g
Monofat 10.1 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 25.8 g
Carbohydrate 6.7 g
Fiber 4.1 g
Cholesterol 68 mg
Iron 2.2 mg
Sodium 361 mg
Calcium 34 mg


1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons finely chopped seeded serrano chile
1 avocado, peeled and diced
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 (8-ounce) New York strip steaks, trimmed
Cooking spray


1. Preheat grill to high heat.

2. Place first 6 ingredients in a bowl; gently stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.

3. Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, cumin, and next 4 ingredients (through cinnamon) in a bowl; rub spice mixture over both sides of steaks. Place steaks on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 5 minutes; cut across the grain into thin slices. Serve with salsa.


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Robin Bashinsky,

Cooking Light

April 2013
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