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Atkins Steak Salad
Net Carbs
Prep Time: Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate









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  • 1 medium (approx 2-3/4" long, 2-1/2" dia) Bell Peppers
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 3 1/2 oz Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/4 oz Thyme
  • 8 oz, boneless, raw (yield after cooking) Beef Steak
  • 1 1/4 oz Dijon Mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Reserva Sherry Vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp Oregano
  • 2 oz Baby Spinach
  • 2 oz Arugula (Rocket)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper


  1. Remove the stem, pith and seeds from the red bell pepper. Cut only HALF of the red bell pepper into ¼-inch thin strips; set aside.  Finely chop the garlic; set aside.  Slice the cherry tomatoes in half and set aside.  Remove the thyme leaves from the stems and discard stems. Roughly chop the leaves; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the Dijon, 1½ tablespoons of olive oil, sherry vinegar, garlic, dried oregano and thyme. Set aside for step 5.
  3. Pat dry the steak with paper towels.  Rub both sides of the steak with olive oil, and season with ¼ teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
  4. Heat a large, non-stick sauté pan over medium-high heat and when the pan is hot, sear the steak for 5 minutes on each side. Transfer the steak to a plate to rest. Slice the steak into ¼-inch slices against the grain.
  5. Place the baby spinach, arugula, red bell peppers and cherry tomatoes in the large bowl with the dressing and toss well.
  6. Divide the salad between two plates.  Top with the steak slices and enjoy!

Cooking Tip

Feel free to swap in your favorite lettuce for this recipe, as net carb change will likely be minimal.

How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs

Atkins Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols/Glycerin (if applicable)