A few weeks ago I won my very first giveaway from my friend Dar over at Girlichef, check her out, she's awesome! I was so excited, and I got such a fun product, this green chile infused sea salt.
Being the curious gal that I am, I couldn't resist but dip my finger in there and try it out, what a flavor! The heat and fullness completely pop right out of that salt, I couldn't wait to use it in a meal!
So I used it in this, and it was a hit all around the table. The steak had a wonderful bold flavor, which was balanced perfectly by the delicate avocado salsa. The only advice I have is to go easy on the salt when flavoring your salsa, the steak will already be so rich and you won't need a lot of extra salt to keep the flavor. Plus I think the avocados and tomatoes stand pretty well on their own.
Grilled Steak with Avocado-Lime Salsa
Adapted from Cooking Light June 2009
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons grated lime rind
1/2 teaspoon salt, or green chili infused sea salt
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder (I didn't have any, so I just used more chili powder)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 medium sized steaks of your liking
1 cup diced peeled avocado
3/4 cup finely chopped tomato
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt, or green chili infused sea salt
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (Tobasco) I didn't use this on account of my young'ns
1. To prepare steak, combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Rub chili powder mixture evenly over steaks. Cover and chill an hour (don't coat the steaks too heavily, just a light layer over each side, otherwise it will be too strong).
2. Prepare grill to medium high heat.
3. Place steak on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 8 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across the grain in thin slices.
4. To prepare salsa, combine avocado and next seven ingredients (through pepper sauce) in a medium bowl. Cover each steak with generous helping of salsa and dig in!