Every once in a while, everyone deserves a good steak. When I make steak at home, my husband is always really excited. Almost every time I tell him that I’m making steak, he response with “YOU”RE MAKING STEAK?!” Yes, I’m making steak! Making steak at home is always a nice treat, especially served with a delicious side. My Steak & Grilled Corn Zucchini Salad is packed with flavor and perfect for a date night at home. This is a Weight Watcher friendly recipe and the steak is 9 SmartPoints and the grilled corn zucchini salad is 4 SmartPoints.
I think what makes this steak so full of flavor is the dry rub… Brown sugar and a mixture of seasonings rubbed into the steak creates a nice crust once it’s cooked. I always love making dry rubs at home. This dry rub is a great blend of sweet and spice. It’s delicious! When I created this recipe, I had just purchased a cast-iron grill/griddle so I knew I had to break the grill in with cooking a steak. There’s nothing better than cooking with a cast iron skillet and this grill is even better!
Although the steak is the star of the show, the salad is the perfect co-star to the steak because it’s fresh and easy to make. While the steak is marinating in the dry rub, grill the corn and slices of zucchini. I absolutely LOVE my cast iron grill. It’s the perfect length to fit the corn and zucchini, and I’m telling you, you can seriously cook anything on this thing!! Once the vegetables have a nice char on them, remove from the grill, cut off the corn kernels and slice up the zucchini. In a skillet, sauté onion and jalapenos for a few minutes then add tomatoes, beans, grilled corn and zucchini. The salad only take a few minutes to cook and goes perfect with the steak. Delicious, packed with flavor, and quick to make.
Steak & Grilled Corn Zucchini Salad is great for a date night at home or even a quick weeknight meal because it doesn’t take much time to make! I can still hear my husband saying “You’re making steak!?” I don’t make steak all that often, but when I do make it I know that my husband truly get excited and feels like it’s a treat.
I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!
For Steak & Grilled Corn Zucchini Salad, here are my “go-to” kitchen essentials:
Nutrition for Steak:
Nutrition for Grilled Corn Zucchini Salad: