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Here's A Healthy Steak Dinner That Anyone Can Make

And it only takes 20 minutes!

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News flash! Steak dinners don't have to be unhealthy. This easy dinner recipe pairs spice-crusted hanger steak with a spring quinoa salad, and it all clocks in at around 400 calories*.

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*Using MyFitnessPal to calculate the values.

Here's how to make it. You can get the recipe and the how-to video at the bottom of the post.


Spiced Hanger Steaks with Spring Quinoa Salad

Serves 4

Total cook time: 20 minutes

Recipe by Lindsay Hunt


¼ small red onion, thinly sliced (2 oz)

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

Kosher salt and black pepper

1 cup quinoa, rinsed

1 pound hanger steak, cut into 4 pieces

1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

1 ½ teaspoons ground coriander

2 tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon olive oil

1 cup sugar snap peas, sliced (about 4 oz)

2 ounces feta, crumbled


Toss the red onion, vinegar, and 1 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Let sit, tossing occasionally, until softened, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the quinoa in a pot of salted boiling water until just tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and return to the pot to cool.

As the quinoa cooks, make the steak. Season the steak with the cumin, coriander, and 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the steak registers 130° F, 4 minutes per side 
for medium-rare. Let rest for 5 minutes, then slice against the grain.

While the steak rests, add the peas, feta, cooked quinoa, and the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to the onions. Toss to combine and season to taste. Serve the steak with the quinoa salad.

Here's a step-by-step video of making the steak. Happy cooking!