garlic rubbed steak pesto white bean salad
  • (1 tsp.) fresh lemon juice
  • (1/4 cup) extra virgin olive oil
  • (1 1/2 cups) loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • (3) garlic cloves
  • (1 tsp.) salt
  • (1 tsp.) freshly ground black pepper
  • (1 lb.) sirloin steak, cut into four 1 1/2 in. thick portions
  • (2 15.5-oz.) cans white beans, rinsed and drained
  • (1 cup) grape tomatoes, halved
  • (1 Tbsp.) finely chopped red onion



Garlic Rubbed Steak w/Pesto and White Bean Salad

Grilled garlic steak topped with homemade basil pesto and served with a lemon-garlic white bean salad.

Preparation Time

About 10 minutes

Cook Time

About 10 minutes


  1. 1Preheat outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium-high heat. Spray with cooking spray.
  2. 2Peel and halve one garlic clove and generously rub each steak, then season both sides with 1/2 tsp. salt and pepper. Grill 10-12 minutes, turning once.
  3. 3Combine lemon juice, olive oil, 1 cup basil, 1 garlic clove, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper in food processor until smooth, set aside.
  4. 4Spray a medium pan with cooking spray and place over medium-low heat. Mince remaining garlic clove, add to pan and saute 2 minutes, remove from heat.
  5. 5Combine beans, tomatoes, red onion, sauteed garlic, and rest of salt and pepper in a serving bowl. Tear rest of basil, add to beans, stir to combine. Top steaks with basil pesto, serve with bean salad. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 steak, 1/4 of salad

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 478
  • Total Fat 28 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 32 g
  • Protein 35 g
  • Cholesterol — mg
  • Sodium — mg
  • Fiber 11 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dinner

Recipe Subcategory: Entrées with Red Meat

Recipe Ethnicity: Italian

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: Yes

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Red Meat

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.