Eating adequate amounts of salad greens can be a challenge as the winter approaches and hot dishes such as soups and stews become so much more appealing. Salad greens provide your body with a number of nutrients, such as fiber, iron, magnesium and Vitamin K, and contribute to overall health.
To make salads more appealing during the cooler months, try adding cooked, warm proteins and vegetables as toppings.
In this recipe, the salty taste of marinated black olives, combined with the subtly sweet taste of sun-dried tomatoes and the tenderness of marinated steak, forms a salad combination that transports you to the Mediterranean.
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/4 pound steak, cut into thin strips
5 whole, marinated, pitted black olives
1/8 cup sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
1 cup fresh salad greens of your choice
3 slices of tomato, sliced down the middle
Melt the coconut oil over medium heat.
Add the steak strips and cook for about 3 minutes, turning midway so that both sides of the strips brown.
Add the olives and sun-dried tomatoes and continue to cook for another 2-4 minutes, until the steak is cooked to your liking.
On a dinner plate, spread out the salad greens and tomato slices.
Top the greens with the steak, olive and sun-dried tomato mix and enjoy while the meat is warm.
Note: There is no real need for dressing as the juice of the marinated olives blends with the coconut oil to form a dressing of its own that is slightly salty and oh-so sultry! But, should you desire more moisture, simply drizzle a little olive oil over the salad before serving.
Enjoy your taste of the Med,