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Sip and Savor: Join Us in Devouring a Sesame Ginger Grilled Steak Salad

Welcome back to Sip and Savor where we pair healthy, mindful meals with Crunchy Hydration flavors! Today, we’re highlighting a recipe from Caroline Chambers cookbook “What To Cook When You Don’t Feel Like Cooking:” sesame ginger grilled steak and a cucumber pepper avocado salad. We’re pairing this mouth-watering dish with a refreshing watermelon Calm Crunchy. The savory marinade with the freshness of the peppery avocado salad makes a perfect companion to our light and summery watermelon Calm. 

Let’s stay hydrated, eat mindfully, and enjoy this nourishing pairing together!

Sesame-Ginger Grilled Steak with an Addictive Cucumber Pepper Avocado Salad

By Caroline Chambers

Grilled Sesame-Ginger Steak:


– 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

– 1/4 cup neutral oil (like avocado)

– 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce

– 1/3 cup rice vinegar

– 3 tablespoons honey

– 2 tablespoons tahini

– 3 garlic cloves, peeled

– 2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled

– Kosher salt

– 1 flank steak (1 to 2 pounds)


1. Blend together olive oil, neutral oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, tahini, garlic, ginger, and a pinch of salt until smooth.

2. Marinate steak in the mixture for up to 48 hours in the fridge.

3. Preheat the grill to 450°F for both direct and indirect heat.

4. Grill steak for 3 minutes per side over direct heat for a nice sear, then cook over indirect heat for 4 to 10 more minutes until desired doneness.

5. Let the steak rest for 10 minutes before thinly slicing.

Cucumber Pepper Avocado Salad:


– 2 bell peppers (red, orange, or yellow)

– 1 English cucumber

– 2 large Haas avocados

– Everything bagel seasoning

– Kosher salt


1. Cut peppers into bite-sized pieces and cucumber into 1/4 inch-thick half circles.

2. Sprinkle cucumber and peppers with salt and let sit for 10 minutes to draw out moisture. Pat dry.

3. Toss peppers and cucumber with seasoning and a portion of the ginger dressing.

4. Gently fold diced avocados into the salad and adjust seasoning to taste. Add sriracha or chili crisp for heat if desired.

Serve the steak with the salad and a Crunchy Calm sparkling water for a refreshing meal.

As we enjoy this delicious meal, let’s remember the importance of nourishing our bodies for mental well-being. When we take care of our bodies, we are better able to take care of our mind and soul. Cheers to a delicious, Crunchy meal!