This Chopped Sirloin Steak Salad with Feta Cheese & Pine Nuts is an amazing combo of lean protein and tons of vegetables that will make you want to add it to your weekly meal rotation!
One thing is certain, I love salads, especially when topped with a lean protein like in this steak salad. However, I have a confession. I do not know how to grill the perfect steak. I love my steaks medium-rare but I cannot help but overcook them. Thankfully my husband does a pretty good job in that department. However, when he’s not home, or I don’t feel like braving the elements of Michigan (like snow this week) and attempt to cook a steak on the grill, I use a skillet.
This was fairly simple to throw together and is easy to do in steps throughout the day (which seems to be how I cook most of my recipes). I marinaded the steaks for a few hours then sliced them very thin and added them to the skillet. I then chopped all the vegetables while the steaks were marinading. When the steaks were ready to be cooked I added the steak strips and the remaining marinade to the skillet and this way I didn’t need to add any additional oil to the skillet.
My favorite part about salads is you don’t have to be particular when it comes to ingredients. Add whatever vegetables you prefer and top it with your favorite salad dressing. I also added some homemade croutons to the salad which added a delicious crunch to the meal. And yes, it’s the first time I’ve ever made homemade croutons (never dreamed I’d be making croutons) but trust me it’s worth it – so easy and a simple way to use up stale bread!
Top sirloin steak is a lean cut of beef which means for every 3-ounce serving it has 10 grams or less of fat and 4.5 grams or less of saturated fat. Just pay attention to how long you cook it because leaner steak can dry out when overcooked. Like I’ve mentioned before, beef also contains 10 important nutrients. One of those nutrients is iron, an essential mineral responsibly for helping move oxygen throughout the body. Without sufficient iron, you may lack energy because your body is not getting the proper oxygen transported throughout your body. Thankfully, beef is one of the top sources of iron.
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