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Salad City

June 11, 2011

Every year I plant lots of greens in the spring.  Mixed greens, spinach, leafy lettuce, bibb…you name it.  And every June it turns into salad city in the garden.  It’s usually a challenge to keep up on eating the lush crop of greens between two of us.  And it can be real hard not to get sick of eating a dang salad all the time. 

Tonight I made an awesome Steak & Berry Salad to help change it up a bit – using fresh greens, red onions, basil, oregano and chives from my garden. 

For the steak I adapted our all time favorite marinade (usually used on pork) on a beef sirloin tip cut (a flank cut would work well too).

Marinade:

3 T olive oil

2 T  balsamic vinegar

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 T fresh basil, chopped

1 T fresh chives, chopped

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp fresh oregano, chopped

salt & pepper

Put in a plastic bag with steak and marinate a couple of hours or more.  Then throw on the grill and cook to your preference.  Now it’s time to assemble the salad.

Salad:

Plate of fresh greens of your choice (I had a mixed variety, slobolt, & spinach)

Strawberries, quartered

Raspberries, whole

Red onion, sliced thin

Steak, sliced thin

Feta cheese, crumbled

Balsamic vinaigrette (1 T balsamic vinegar, 3 T olive oil, 1 tsp Dijon mustard, S&P = 2 servings)

I think I woofed it down in 30 seconds.  Perfect summer salad.  Filling and light…and no greens getting wilty in the fridge.  Thumbs up!

Everyone have a great rest of the weekend.  I’m off to enjoy the nice evening on the deck with this.

Tell me…what are your favorite salads to eat?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Leann permalink
    June 13, 2011 9:54 pm

    I love it!! Way to go girl, you are very talented!

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