21 Fast and Fresh Steak Recipes That Fit Your Healthy Meal Plan
Mediterranean Flat Iron Steaks
Freshen up your next steak night with Mediterranean flavors. Season your steak with rosemary and serve with fresh kale, grape tomatoes, and green olives to bring home a taste of Southern Europe. Best of all, preparing this healthy steak salad only requires 30 minutes of effort.
Beet Noodle Bowls with Steak and Chimichurri
Taste the rainbow (the produce rainbow) with this healthy flank steak recipe. Trendy, earthy beet noodles accent the peppery arugula, tart oranges, salty walnuts, and savory broiled steak. Instead of dressing, these vibrant, healthy steak salads are best served with a side of parsley- and oregano-laced chimichurri.
Quick Skillet Steaks with Mushrooms
This healthy steak recipe with red wine sauce tastes like it came from a fancy steakhouse. Truth is, you can make it yourself in just 30 minutes. For the best flavor, build your sauce on a foundation of fresh mushrooms, pearl onions, and garlic. Then add wine, beef broth, and flour to the sauce to make it thicker (almost like gravy). You'll be scraping the plate for every last drop.
Ribeye Steaks and Peaches
Fresh peaches are a summery and sweet addition to this steak dinner. A quick turn on the grill makes them extra juicy and infuses them with mild smokiness while caramelizing the natural sugars. Serve with spice-rubbed ribeye steaks (and a side of veggies for added nutrition), then watch as this fast and easy steak recipe disappears.
Thai Rice Noodle and Grilled Steak Salad
Noodles and veggies and steak, oh, my! This healthy steak salad features fresh basil and mint leaves to brighten the marinated flank steak. If possible, plan ahead to marinate the steak overnight; that way, each ounce will be infused with loads of Asian flavor. But if you're craving this bowl full of carrots, cucumbers, noodles, and steak tonight, the entire healthy steak dinner can be on your table in less than an hour.
Steak and Tomatoes on Toast
Skillet-cook flank steak and tomatoes, toast ciabatta bread in your oven, then stack them all together for an open-face sandwich. To complete the meal, serve with a side salad to add an extra dose of veggies, or fresh fruit to add a fourth food group (the recipe already covers vegetables, grains, and protein).
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Blistered Beans and Beef Stir-Fry
Instead of firing up your grill, heat up your wok to make this healthy steak and veggie stir-fry recipe. There's no shortage of nutritious vegetables in this dish, including pickled radishes, green beans, shiitake mushrooms, and red onion. If you're a sweet pepper-lover, you can sub them in for the green beans to mix things up.
Seared Steak and Peppers with Cilantro Chimichurri
We can pretend that flank steak is the star of the show in this one-skillet dinner, but it's really all about the pan-roasted peppers. Two fresh poblano peppers, a yellow sweet pepper, and a fresh jalapeño give the fresh steak entrée plenty of heat. To give each bite a little extra pop, spoon an ample amount of cilantro chimichurri sauce.
Frizzled Eggs Over Garlic Steak and Mushroom Hash
Want a foolproof way to make any meal instantly tastier? Put an egg on it! This healthy steak recipe is cooked with plenty of garlic, then served with fresh mushrooms and potato hash. The finishing touch to complete this breakfast for dinner idea is a frizzled egg. We recommend leaving the yolk at least a little runny so you can scoop up some of it with every bite.
Steak Remoulade Sandwiches
Skip the standard steak sauce or BBQ sauce. For a tangy, oh-so-easy, and sugar-free addition to this healthy steak dinner, try our remoulade sauce made with mayo, capers, cornichons, and lemon juice. Spread that DIY condiment across the healthy steak sandwiches, then stack ‘em high with top loin steak, fresh grilled peppers, and arugula.
Flank Steak and Plum Salad with Creamy Chimichurri Dressing
Want a dinner that screams, “FRESH?” Start by grilling sweet onions and cumin-spiced flank steak, and finish by piling your plate high with baby greens and ripe plums. Top with a homemade chimichurri dressing, and no one at your table will be able to resist the allure of this healthy steak salad.
Skewered Steak and Veggies
No need to cook your veggies separately. By cubing your steak, you can grill it alongside fresh zucchini slices and tangy red onion. Serve with a creamy tarragon sauce, and these fast steak and vegetable kabobs will quickly become the highlight of your barbecue. A hint of acid is the ideal complement to the succulent steak, so pop a lemon wedge on each skewer, then squeeze over your kabobs before digging in.
Caprese Pasta and Steak
Bring a taste of summer cookouts to your kitchen with this fast and easy steak recipe. Serve a skillet-cooked steak with rigatoni, pesto, tomatoes, and mozzarella for a fresh meal that will remind you of warm weather. When summer rolls around, make this caprese with fresh garden tomatoes and basil.
Chile Flank Steak with Grilled-Corn Pico de Gallo
Thanks to brown sugar, honey, and chili powder, each bite of this healthy flank steak recipe is the perfect mix of sweet and spicy. While it's roasting on the grill, make homemade pico de gallo with fresh grape tomatoes, cucumber slices, sweet corn, and avocado. You can crank up the heat as much as you want in the pico by stirring in a little (or a lot) of hot pepper sauce.
Spicy Beef and Noodle Salad
Steak with Fig Tapenade
This healthy steak recipe will have you adding figs to your list of cookout essentials. Each steak gets coated in a zippy marinade made with soy sauce and malt vinegar, then meets its match after grilling in the form of a fig, shallot, and olive topping.
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Fruit-and-Fire Flat Iron Steaks
Come summer, skip the potatoes and serve your healthy steak dinner with grilled fruit instead. You'll be sold on the idea of BBQ fruit once you taste the smoky and sweet flavors from grilled pineapple, nectarines, and plums. Prep the steak in the morning, let it marinate, then toss it onto the grill when you're ready for dinner.
Grilled Steak and Bruschetta Salad
You’re 35 minutes away from one delicious dinner that combines one top-rated appetizer with one five-star entrée with scrumptious results. Instead of toasting them, add baguette slices to the grill for just a minute or two so they have a hint of smoky flavor. Serve the fast and easy steak recipe with a quick arugula and roasted red pepper salad so your plate has a burst of fresh, peppery flair.
Chipotle Steak and Tomatoes
Who needs tortillas or rice when you can coax this much flavor out of meat and veggies as is? Instead of serving a sauce or salsa over your steak, serve each cut of meat over a blend of fresh avocado slices and tomatoes. Brush the dressing of chopped peppers, olive oil, and vinegar over your steak and veggies, and give your meal some sharpness by serving with raw red onion slices. No extra carbs are needed to make this one of our favorite healthy steak dinners.
Greek Flat Iron Steaks
It's not just the feta cheese that makes us dream of Greece when we cut into these flat iron steaks, though it certainly helps. The combination of rosemary, lemon peel, fresh grape tomatoes, and green olives used to season and garnish this healthy steak all lend those Mediterranean flavors. Lucky for us, the trip from pantry to Greek dinner winner takes only 25 minutes.
Balsamic-Glazed Flank Steak with Fall Fruit Salsa
You won't find any tomatoes or cilantro in this salsa, just juicy fall fruits like fresh-picked apples, pears, and dried cranberries. With a flavorful garnish like this, all your fast and easy steak recipe needs is a few brushes of balsamic vinegar after it comes out of the broiler. This fall dish was made with busy weeknights in mind and can go from fridge to serving platter in just 20 minutes.