Grilled Greek Salad with Steak

grilled_greek_salad_steakAdd a summer spin to your Greek salad by grilling the vegetables before tossing them with a classic lemon-oregano vinaigrette. Guests will love the seasonal touch and you’ll love the easy clean up!

Makes 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time:  35 minutes

Greek Vinaigrette:
1/2 cup (125 mL) olive oil
1/4 cup (60 mL) red wine vinegar
2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano leaves
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and freshly ground pepper

1 1/2 lb (750 g) top sirloin steak, about 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and freshly ground pepper
1 zucchini, sliced lengthwise
1 red pepper, halved
1 small red onion, sliced into thick rings
6 cups (1.5 L) mixed salad greens
1 romaine heart, chopped
1 cup (250 mL) cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup (125 mL) pitted kalamata olives
1/2 cup (125 mL) crumbled feta

Greek Vinaigrette: Whisk the olive oil with vinegar, lemon juice, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. Set aside 1/2 cup (125 mL) for the salad and 1/4 cup (60 mL) for grilling the vegetables and steak.

Salad: Preheat the grill to medium-high; grease the grate well. Season steak with salt and pepper; brush with some of the vinaigrette. Toss the zucchini, red pepper and onion with remaining vinaigrette.

Grill the vegetables, turning occasionally, for 3 to 5 minutes or until well-marked and tender. Grill the steak for 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium rare or until cooked to desired level of doneness. Cool vegetables slightly and thinly slice. Let steak rest for 5 minutes; thinly slice across the grain.

Toss the salad greens, romaine, grilled vegetables, tomatoes and olives with half the reserved dressing. Transfer to a serving dish. Top with sliced steak and feta. Drizzle remaining dressing over top.

Cook’s Note: The lemon and oregano will also taste delicious with grilled lamb or chicken. For a heartier salad, serve alongside thick grilled pita.

Per Serving: Calories 364, Fat 25 grams, Cholesterol 16mg, Sodium 357mg, Carbohydrates 11 grams, Fibre 3 grams, Sugar 5 grams, Protein 16 grams.

One serving contains 8% of the %DV of Iron.
One serving contains 6% of the %DV of Vitamin B12.