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Beef Strips Salad with Plums and Feta

This was an interesting recipe. Unfortunately, I was in a hurry so didn’t have time to take photos of the different steps. Mea culpa. Next time I make it, I’ll have to come back and post more pictures.

I adapted the original recipe. I’m starting to get a lot more comfortable in doing that — just replacing ingredients with ones that I like more or that are cheaper. For this particular recipe, I had bought a large batch of beef strips from Costco and had feta in the fridge already so that’s what I substituted. Skip the feta if you’re following a really strict paleo diet.

Here’s the recipe …

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 1 pound or 3 large beef strips
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups loosely packed baby arugula
  • 3 plums, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  1. Combine the pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice in a small bowl then rub this over both sides of the meat.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Coat the skillet with cooking spray.
  4. Add the meat to the pan and cook 5 minutes on each side or until it reaches your desired degree of doneness.
  5. Remove the steak from the skillet then let it rest for 5 -10 minutes.
  6. Cut the meat diagonally across the grain into thin slices and set this aside
  7. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, honey, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a large bowl and stir it well with a whisk.
  8. Add the arugula to a bowl and toss gently with the dressing to coat it.
  9. Arrange about 1 1/2 cups arugula mixture onto each of 4 plates and top each serving with 3 ounces steak, about 1/2 cup plums, sliced 1/4 avocado and 1 tablespoon of the cheese.

Pretty simple, no? Here’s the final product.

Beef Strips Salad with Plums and Feta Cheese

Beef Strips Salad with Plums and Feta Cheese

This recipe is similar to the Thai Steak Salad that I made before.  Scrumptious!

Adapted from MyRecipes.

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