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Spinach salad with grilled steak, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), and avocado-lime dressing

average rating is 3 out of 5, based on 150 votes

This low-carb, high-protein Spinach Salad with Grilled Steak, Pepitas (pumpkin seeds), and Avocado-Lime Dressing is not only suitable for diabetics but also aligns perfectly with your weight loss goals. Packed with lean protein, healthy fats, and vibrant greens, this salad is both satisfying and nourishing.

Serving Suggestions:

Enjoy this flavorful and protein-packed salad as a satisfying main dish for lunch or dinner. For an extra crunch, you can toast the pepitas lightly before adding them to the salad. Feel free to customize the salad with your favorite low-carb vegetables or herbs.



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Low-Carb Salad High-Protein Recipe Diabetic-Friendly Spinach Salad Avocado-Lime Dressing Grilled Steak Healthy Fats Nutritious Meal


  • 8 oz (225g) lean steak (grass-fed, if possible)

  • 4 cups fresh spinach leaves (organic)

  • 1/4 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

  • 1 avocado, sliced (organic)

  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (organic)

  • 1 tbsp olive oil (extra-virgin)

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Avocado-Lime Dressing:

  • 1 ripe avocado (organic)

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • Juice of 2 limes

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt

  • 2 tbsp water

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.

  2. Season the lean steak with salt and pepper. Grill the steak for about 4-6 minutes per side or until your preferred level of doneness. Let it rest for a few minutes before slicing it thinly against the grain.

  3. While the steak is grilling, prepare the Avocado-Lime Dressing. In a blender or food processor, combine the avocado, cilantro, lime juice, minced garlic, Greek yogurt, water, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth. If needed, add more water to achieve your desired consistency.

  4. In a large salad bowl, toss the fresh spinach leaves, pepitas, sliced avocado, red onion, and cherry tomatoes.

  5. Arrange the sliced grilled steak on top of the salad.

  6. Drizzle the Avocado-Lime Dressing over the salad or serve it on the side.

  7. Finish with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper to taste.


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