Mediterranean Steak Salad

I’m on a roll. Another really tasty salad out of JJ’s kitchen.

This dish started with some N.Y. strip steak I had marinating in worcestershire sauce for a couple of days and some mixed olives out of a salad my boyfriend had left at my house. I think the olives were nicoise olives and picholine olives. I added some kalamata olives as well. I had to pit the leftover olives. A lot of times it’s hard to find fancier Mediterranean olives pitted but I can’t stand biting down on a pit! It’s not hard to get the pit out. All I did is break the olive with my fingernail than pull it apart to get the pit out. Of course you can use an olive pitter too. I kinda wanted the olive to be broken up so I used my hands. Be sure and take steak out of fridge to take the chill off, about 20 min. before cooking.

Ingredients: N.Y strip steak, spring salad mix, avocado, lemon, extra virgin olive oil, cherry tomatoes, olives, parmesan cheese.

  1. Heat grill pan up over high heat.  place steaks on grill. let them sear about 5-10min. on each side, until they are dark and crispy on the out side. Turn off heat and let the steaks rest.
  2. In a bowl pour in 3 tbs of extra virgin olive oil and 2 tbs. of fresh lemon juice, season with salt & pepper. Whisk together.
  3. Add pitted olives and cherry tomatoes, a small handful of both, to bowl. Add 1 avocado, cut into bite size pieces. Add lettuce on top of that. Toss everything together. Use a peeler and shave in pieces of parmesan cheese.
  4. Slice thin pieces of steak up. Lay salad on a plate and lay pieces of steak on top.

Have a glass of your favorite red wine and you’ve got a healthy and flavorful meal!

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