Steak salad

My personal, perfect plate pleaser!

One of the foods I have had intense cravings for over the past few months is red meat. I haven't gone overboard with it, but a couple times a week I do indulge in some tasty beef. I often wonder if pregnancy and childbirth somehow threw off my iron levels, turning me into a crazed red-meat-eater. But that is beside the point.

I have mentioned that I am a bit of a vegetable and salad fiend, as well, so this delicious steak salad is currently my personal perfect palate pleaser. I wasn't even trying to be clever, using all those Ps! For a twist on this delicious salad check out my Steak Salad with Quinoa, Strawberries and Ginger Sauce. Now back to this delicious recipe!

With a baby strapped to my chest and while trying to corral a spunky three-year-old, Bif and I teamed up to create this salad in twenty minutes for dinner last night. And then we sat at the table and inhaled its yumminess.

Cut two defrosted steaks into strips and throw them into a skillet with a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. Cook on medium heat, until meat is cooked all the way through. Remove from burner and set aside.

Chop up enough lettuce to fill two bowls or plates. I usually use plates for big salads so I can, well, fit more on! And actually, I never actually chop my lettuce. I always break it apart with my hands. But that is just a picky little habit of mine.

Steak Salad

My personal, perfect, plate pleaser!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Sept 18, 2010

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Serves: 2

Total time: 20 min

SteakSalad"

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 steaks, defrosted and cut into strips
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Enough green, leafy lettuce to fill two dinner plates, chopped and rinsed
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Salad dressing
Instructions:
  1. Hard boil an egg.
  2. In the meantime, place steak strips into a skillet with olive oil, salt and pepper. Cook on medium heat until meat is cooked through. Remove from burner and set aside.
  3. Chop and rinse lettuce and divide between two plates.
  4. Divide cooked steak in half and place on top of the lettuce.
  5. Divide tomatoes and avocados in half and place on top of the steak.
  6. Chop the hard-boiled eggs into small pieces. Divide in two and place on top of the rest of the salads.
  7. Top with a drizzling of dressing of choice.