Skinny Caesar Steak Salad

This hearty, main course salad is simply divine. It’s much skinnier than a typical Steak Caesar Salad since it’s made with lean steak, homemade multigrain croutons, and topped with a store-bought, light Caesar dressing. Each large salad has 365 calories and 15 grams of fat.
Skinny Caesar Steak Salad

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 2 main course salads

Healthy Benefits
Steak is nutrient-dense.  It’s a complete protein, contains vitamin B12, iron, niacin, and zinc. Eaten in moderation, lean beef can be part of a healthy lifestyle.
Shopping Tips
Choose lean beef such as top sirloin. Most supermarkets sell very lean, grass-fed steak. I bought mine at Trader Joe’s.
Most supermarkets carry Girard’s Light Caesar Dressing, Ken’s Steak House Lite Caesar dressing, or Cardini’s Light Caesar Vinaigrette. If you can’t find them, use your favorite light Caesar or light Italian style dressing.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints 8-Blue
WW SmartPoints
WW Points Plus 9
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 main course salad
365 calories, 15g fat, 3g sat. fat, 62g chol, 33g prot, 23g carbs, 5g fiber, 625mg sod, 6g sugar
FACTS: for SmartPoints
322 calories, 3g sat. fat, 6g sugar, 30g protein


Skinny Caesar Steak Salad

Skinny Caesar Steak Salad

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 2
Calories 365 kcal


Ingredients for Steak:

  • 1 (8 ounces) top sirloin steak, see shopping tips
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Garlic powder, seasoning salt or salt, and black pepper

Ingredients for Croutons:

  • 1 slice multi-grain or whole wheat bread, I used Milton’s multi-grain
  • 1 teaspoon light butter or Smart Balance light
  • Garlic powder

Ingredients for Salad:

  • 6 cups romaine lettuce, chopped (3 cups per salad)
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup Girard’s Light Caesar Dressing, Ken’s Steak House Lite Caesar dressing or Cardini Light Caesar Vinaigrette, see shopping tips
  • 3 teaspoons Parmesan cheese, grated, for topping


  • To Broil Steak: Preheat broiler. Line a baking pan with foil. Add steak. Drizzle with Worcestershire sauce and sprinkle with a little garlic powder, seasoning salt, or salt and black pepper. Place under broiler on top rack. Broil for 5 minutes. Remove from over, turn over and add more Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, seasoning salt or salt, and black pepper. Place back in oven and broil 4-5 minutes for medium-rare. Cook longer for more well done. Remove from oven and transfer to cutting board. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing into bite-size pieces.
  • To Cook Steak on Cooktop: Coat a small nonstick pan with cooking spray. Add steak and drizzle with Worcestershire sauce. Sprinkle with a little garlic powder, seasoning salt or salt and black pepper. Brown steak on both sides for about 5 minutes for medium-rare. Cook a little longer, if desired. Remove from pan and transfer to cutting board. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing into bite-size pieces.
  • To Make Croutons: Toast bread. Spread with ½ teaspoon light butter and sprinkle with a little garlic powder. Cut into bite-size pieces. Set aside.
  • To Make Salad: Add lettuce and tomatoes to a large bowl. Toss with Caesar dressing. Divide among 2 dinner-size plates. Top each with ½ of steak pieces. Top each with ½ croutons. Sprinkle each with 1½ teaspoon of Parmesan cheese.
  • Serve at once.


Serving: 1saladCalories: 365kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 33gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 625mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gBlue Smart Points: 8Green Smart Points: 8Plus Points: 9
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