Photo: Squire Fox; Styling: Carla Gonzales-Hart
Hands-on Time
28 Mins
Total Time
28 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)

We love the chipotle-rubbed sirloin, but this salad is a wonderful use for any leftover steak.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Combine 1 teaspoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, chipotle chile powder, and black pepper; rub evenly over steaks. Add steaks to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut steaks diagonally across the grain into thin slices.

Step 2

Combine remaining 4 teaspoons oil, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, juice, and next 4 ingredients (through honey) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in quinoa, beans, bell pepper, cilantro, green onions, and spinach; toss to coat. Sprinkle with feta. Divide quinoa mixture evenly among 4 shallow bowls; top evenly with steak and avocado.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews


June 23, 2017
Loved it. My family loved it. A winner.

February 27, 2017
I had a similar experience. Instead of using steak I went with Pork. I also used grapefruit juice vs orange juice. I decided to omit the chipotle powder. I didn't have any honey, so I went with sugar. I'm not a fan of quinoa so subbed in white rice. I was pretty disappointed with my meal and like you I made way too much. Wouldn't recommend this recipe.


August 29, 2017
Hubby and I really enjoyed these salads - and that is saying a lot because he doesn't typically like quinoa.  Would up the spice on the steak next time to give it a bit more zip.  I'd also like to try lime juice in place of the red wine vinegar.  Very filling though we each had about 1.5 servings.  Will make again

deirrol's Review

September 06, 2014
I made this last week, didn't change a thing. My husband and I loved it, enjoyed the leftovers as much as the original meal. Will definitely make this again.

wonderwab's Review

August 24, 2014
The only changes we made were to omit the adobo sauce and honey (so my 9 month old could eat it) and we thought it was wonderful. We thought the meal was really flavorful even without adobo/honey, even my 9 month old liked it! It was very refreshing.

ajb1978's Review

August 30, 2014

Trishia64's Review

September 12, 2014

Romaba9's Review

August 28, 2014
Outstanding - will make this again!

bendercath's Review

September 27, 2014
I made this exactly as written and it was delicious! This is definitely going on the rotation at our house. I took the leftovers for lunch the next day and it was such a treat to open the lunch pail and have this to enjoy!

RaeGemini's Review

November 19, 2014
Delicious! This is now one of our new favorite recipes!