Main Course Salads Keep Dinner Cool in the Summer Heat

When I take a look at my calendar, I find it hard to believe that it is already the middle of summer. When I step outside, however, I am immediately reminded that yes, summertime is upon us! I know it is only going to get warmer and the last thing I want to be doing this time of year is turning on my oven. Instead, I want to get outside and fire up my grill! I also want to keep it healthy, so I turn to main course salads to take the burn out of the summer heat.

Here’s a great main course salad recipe that will help you keep you both cool, and full!

Bleu Cheese Steak Salad

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Course Salads
Servings 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic pressed
  • 1 pound beef sirloin steak
  • 8 cups shredded mixed salad greens
  • 1 cucumber peeled and sliced
  • 4 medium tomatoes cored and sliced
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup crumbled bleu cheese


  • Preheat grill to MEDIUM-HIGH.
  • Rub steak with oil and garlic and grill until it reaches desired level of doneness; remove from skillet to a cutting board and allow it to rest for about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, arrange lettuce on dinner plates; evenly add cucumber, tomatoes and red onion; slice the steak and arrange it on top.
  • Garnish with bleu cheese.


Per serving: 472 Calories; 30g Fat; 37g Protein; 16g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 109mg Cholesterol; 577mg Sodium.
Exchanges: 4 ½ Lean Meat; 3 Vegetable; 3 Fat.
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