#MeatMatters Challenge: Italian-style Steak Salad Recipe
Summer is coming soon and I love making lighter meals when the weather is warmer. I like my meals to have a nutritional value , but not being as heavy as winter stews or soups. Salad is a great way to achieve this, you can combine your proteins with other healthy ingredients.
I want to share a recipe for an Italian-style salad with beef steak. Beef provides eight essential vitamins and minerals that support good health and well-being. Vegetables and salad leaves add colour and variety to your diet.
You will need the following ingredients:
4 steaks for 4 people ( number of steaks is the same as the number of people you are cooking for)
Cherry Tomatoes -250g pack
Sweet Peppers – 2
Red Onion – half
Garlic – 3 cloves or more if you like
Good quality olive oil
Herbs and Spices: Basil, Parsley, Fennel, Rosemary
Sweet Potato – 3 medium
First, peel your sweet potatoes, cut them into medium pieces and put them on the tray to roast in the oven for approximately 25 minutes.
While potatoes are cooking, prepare your tomato and pepper dressing. Cut peppers and tomatoes in small pieces. Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, thinly sliced red onion, garlic and herbs/spices and put to the side to rest and for flavours to mix.
Once your potatoes are ready, you can assemble salad leaves on each individual plate, and add potatoes.
Now is the time to quickly cook the steak as you like it. This will take a few minutes for medium rare and once meat is ready, slice it on the chopping board and arrange on top of your salad leaves. The finishing touch is the dressing, which you can put on top of the steak or just next to it.
Salad flavours are wonderful, as steak is robust and tomato and pepper dressing is tangy, while potatoes add the sweet element.
Let me know if you had a go at cooking this salad and what did you think?
This post is an entry for the #MeatMatters Challenge, sponsored by Simply Beef and Lamb. Learn more about the benefits of cooking and eating beef and lamb along with recipe ideas and inspiration here.