Sunday, September 29, 2013

Mediterranean Beef Salad

I love cooking light in the summer time. Huge dinner-sized salads and homemade muffins are among my favorite hot-weather meals! That said, with a Hungry Man for a husband, rabbit food doesn't always cut it and I have to add enough substance to keep him from eating off an appendage. I made this salad the other night and it was a huge hit!!

1/4 cup minced fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
2 garlic cloves, chopped
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
8 cups torn romaine lettuce
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 cucumber, peeled, quartered, and sliced
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 large onion, quartered
1 1/2 pounds boneless sirloin steak
4 whole wheat pita pockets, cut into wedges
Store-bought hummus

In a small bowl, whisk together the mint, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, and oil. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350. Place the pita slices on a cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Toast the bread until desired crispness.

Prepare a grill pan over medium-hot heat and spray with cooking spray. Thread the onion quarters on skewers, drizzle with olive oil, and grill 5-10 minutes, turning to cook evenly and to prevent charring. Grill the steak 5-6 minutes per side or until desired doneness. Remove steak from the grill and slice into thin strips.

Add the onion to the lettuce mixture. Pour the dressing over the salad, tossing to coat. Divide salad among four dinner plates and top with steak slices. Serve pita slices and hummus along-side the salads!

Adapted from Delicious Salad Meals, by Dot Nartan.


  1. There are so many great flavors in this salad, it sounds so tasty and satisfying! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with Summer Salad Sundays!

  2. This looks so yummy! I think I might have to make this for dinner today. Pinning!!

    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  3. Your blog is really cute! and I love the recipe. We have several things in common- about 100 years ago, I was a Navy Nurse! I loved it- but 30 years ago, they made a female officer resign her commission when her baby was born. I love baking too, and perusing blogs. Very nice visiting. I HAD to pin this! I just bopped over from the Memories by the Mile Linkey party. I would love it if you would drop over and visit me at I'll look forward to seeing you. Deb @ Kneaded Creations

  4. Hi Kate,
    Your Mediterranean Beef Salad looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope your weekend was great!
    Miz Helen

  5. Mmmmm...that looks delicious!
    Thanks for linking up with It's a Mom's Life. I hope you'll join us again this coming week (starting tonight!)

  6. looks like something i'd want to eat!! yum!! thanks for sharing. adding to Top 15 from Foodtastic Friday!