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Chipotle Steak Salad

A citrus and chipotle marinade make this steak salad juicy, tender and flavorful - perfect for summertime!
Course: Salads
Author: Kristi


Chipotle Steak & Marinade

  • 1 pound boneless top sirloin steak
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons minced chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin


  • spinach leaves
  • cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • red onion
  • dressing of choice


  • Pierce steak all over with a fork.
  • Mix all ingredients for the marinade together. Place steak in a baking dish and pour marinade over steaks. Marinate the steak for 6-8 hours in the refrigerator until ready to grill, turning every 2-3 hours.
  • Turn grill on high heat. When hot, grill steak for 1 minute, then turn and grill on high heat for 1 more minute. Turn heat down to medium and let steak grill until desired doneness.*


*I grill my steaks on high heat for 1 minute and 25 seconds, then I turn them to the other side and grill the opposite side for 1 minute, 25 seconds. I then turn my grill down to medium and cook until desired doneness. This ensures that you get a good sear on the outside of your meat, locking the juices in and then cooking at a lower temperature until desired doneness. The length of time you grill your meat, will depend on the size, weight and type of the cut.