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Steak salad with spicy buttermilk dressing

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
32 min
20 min
12 min
This horseradish-infused buttermilk dressing is the perfect topper for salads and sandwiches. With a hint of heat and the rich creaminess of the buttermilk, it really hits all the notes. Make a double batch and try the dressing as a dip with fresh vegetable sticks. The salad is so simple and ready in just 30 minutes. While the steak is broiling, cut a few other fresh vegetables like carrots, cucumber and radishes to enjoy in the salad. Make this salad a little more hearty with some avocado slices. Great for lunch or dinner, this simple salad and terrific dressing will surely frequent your menus.To streamline prep, you can also use 12 ounces of sliced, cooked flank steak, especially if you're planning ahead and can cook the steak the night before while you're making dinner.


Low-fat buttermilk

¼ cup(s)

Reduced calorie mayonnaise

¼ cup(s)

Orange zest

1 tsp

Store-bought horseradish

2 Tbsp

Uncooked scallion(s)

1 medium, chopped

Uncooked lean flank steak

1 pound(s), or skirt steak

Kosher salt

1 tsp

Black pepper

½ tsp

Mixed greens

6 cup(s)


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Whisk together buttermilk, mayonnaise, zest, horseradish and scallion. Allow to sit for 15 minutes while preparing and cooking steak.
  3. Season steak with salt and pepper. Broil 4 inches from heat until desired degree of doneness, about 4 to 6 minutes per side. Allow to sit for 5 minutes before slicing thin against the grain.
  4. Divide greens amongst 4 dinner platters. Top each with about 3 ounces of steak and drizzle each with about 2 1/2 tablespoons dressing.