Sunday, September 4, 2011

Rabbit food

I have a dear, dear friend called Elizabeth, who is obsessed with salad.  I wish I were.  I like a good salad, but when I make one at home, they rarely go well.  I always find the bagged salads very bitter.  I don't like to buy all of the stuff separately, because I am the only one who would eat it, and probably only a few times a week, so most of it would go bad and have to be thrown away.  And I hate throwing food out.

Well, my friend gave me tons of good salad ideas.  I tried one at her house that was amazing and I had to try it on my own.  I tried it, minus a few ingredients, for a potluck at work and it was gone in a flash!  Because it's REALLY good!  I asked for more recipes, and if she doesn't start her salad blog soon, I am going to just put her recipes on here!

I took one of hers that I found VERY appetizing and I kind of made it my own.  Now, since this is a salad, it's hard to measure the ingredients.  The one I made today is not the one I took to the pot luck.  I just ate it for lunch.  Here is the recipe, and it makes a nice side salad.  Probably double the recipe if you want to eat it as a meal.  Or maybe double all except for the meat, maybe 8 oz at the most.  The pic below is before I put the vinaigrette on.

Grilled Steak Salad with Gorgonzola and Blueberries

about 4-6 oz lean beef (I use the already cut up stew beef and cut it into strips)
1 tsp light soy sauce
1 glove garlic
1 tbsp vinaigrette (I used pomegranate hibiscus vinaigrette)
1 tsp fresh ground pepper
a dash of sea salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tbsp roasted and salted sunflower seeds (out of the shell, of course!)

Mix the above ingredients and marinate the beef for at least 30 minutes.  This is not a super juice marinade.

Grill the steak, or pan fry.  I used my George Foreman grill.  One of the best things I've ever purchased.

Make a bed of fresh greens.  I used spinach, romaine, some kind of purple stuff, and arugula.  Put your steak on the bed and add blueberries and gorgonzola (or bleu cheese if you'd rather).  Garnish with sunflower seeds.  Toss with a vinaigrette of your choice and enjoy!

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