Steak Salad with Blue Cheese

There are certain things that I look forward to every month of my largely suburban life.

Certain important things, like:

- When new Sex and the City episodes get posted each month On Demand.  I own every episode of every season, but I get excited when I can access a select few each month with a click of my remote.  Is that the last word in lazy or what?

- The day my grocery store points add up to a dollar or more per gallon off the price of gas.  Tragically, I always seem to redeem those points at the same time as everyone else, get frustrated by the line of cars ahead of me, and end up leaving and losing those points anyway.  One of these months...

- The monthly trip to Costco.  I like to go on an empty stomach and make a meal out of it.  No shame.  (Definitely a little shame.)

- And the delivery of my husband's issue of Men's Health Magazine.  Sure, I get my Cooking Light and Better Homes & Gardens, but this month's MH cover says "Seduce Her with Bacon," and there's a pretty amazing picture of Kenny Chesney on the don't mind if I do!

Plus, I can't help that I like to know what these geniuses are telling my husband every month.  Sometimes Jimmy the Bartender and The Girl Next Door give conflicting advice, and if I'm going to be seduced with bacon, girlfriend needs a heads up.

But a large reason why I confiscate MH from the mailbox and read it from cover to cover peruse it before my husband knows what's up is that I appreciate the recipes.  Always simple, always healthy, these easy meals only involve a handful of ingredients, and can be prepared in no time.

And it doesn't get tastier than lean flank steak over cool salad greens with tangy blue cheese.  Tossed with your favorite balsamic vinaigrette, this meal is perfect for a warm, pre-summer evening.  And it's manly!  So manly.

Make it something you look forward to! 

Steak Salad
Blue Cheese
Adapted from Men's Health Magazine
Yields 4 servings

1 lb flank steak, trimmed
3 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 red onion, vertically sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 bag of pre-chopped romaine lettuce
6 tbs low-fat blue cheese, crumbled
Lite Balsamic Vinaigrette (such as Kraft, or make your own!)

Preheat your grill to medium-high.
Place the meat on the grill and cook for about 6 minutes per side, seasoning one side with salt/pepper as the other side cooks.  Let the meat rest for 5 minutes, and then slice diagonally across the grain into strips.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl mix the tomatoes, onion, and garlic.

Then add the lettuce, steak, blue cheese, and vinaigrette.  Toss well so that everything is evenly coated.

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