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Mommy's Cravin' Steak! Salad

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“My DH made this salad rather frequently during my pregnancy as I was craving it! Many of our friends got really used to having this served for dinners during that time! ;) Toss with your favorite vinaigrette dressing and serve with a nice crusty baguette and a lovely red wine!!! (Post baby, of course) :)”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
4-6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 (8 ounce) steaks, filet mignon is my favorite
  • 1 (5 ounce) bag spring greens (baby spring mix if available)
  • 1 (5 ounce) bag Baby Spinach (or one to two 5.5oz bags Fresh Express brand 50/50 Mix is what we like, depending on amount needed)
  • 1 quart grape tomatoes
  • 1 quart broccosprouts, to taste
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 12 onion (walla walla or vidalia)
  • 12 cup broccoli floret
  • 12 cup cauliflower floret
  • 1 cucumber, sliced and peeled
  • 12 cup zucchini, chopped (cut into desired size)
  • 12 cup yellow squash, chopped (cut into desired size)
  • 1 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • SUGGESTED STEAK SEASONINGS
  • McCormick's Montreal Brand steak seasoning, to taste (optional)
  • olive oil, to taste (optional)
  • garlic powder, to taste (optional)
  • rudy's barbecue sauce, to taste (optional)

Directions

  1. Coat the steaks in a blend of oil and seasonings such as Montreal steak seasoning and garlic powder.
  2. Grill to desired doneness.
  3. Apply a brushing of bbq sauce, if desired before allowing meat to "rest" for 5 minutes prior to slicing. ( Rudy's BBQ sauce is a nice one if you aren't sprucing one up or making your own).
  4. Depending on the number of servings desired, mix all prepared veggies in a LARGE bowl.
  5. Mix in sliced steak and blue cheese crumbles.
  6. At this point you can either dress the entire salad with a nice vinaigrette and toss lightly before serving, or allow each guest to select their own dressing. (a vinaigrette compliments the flavors best).
  7. Serve with a nice baguette, crescent roll, and your favorite red wine.
  8. ENJOY (hopefully outside somewhere nice!) :).

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