Steak Tip Salad is a healthy alternative to heavier foods. Just coming off of Christmas break and all the chocolate, cheese, and wine that comes along with it, I was ready to get back to normal. Normal meant, a regular routine with work/school, bed time, and eating REAL meals. Don’t get me wrong, I love eating rich foods and I love my wine, but if I ate one more appetizer in place of a meal, I was going to lose my mind!
I was craving something healthy that wasn’t overly heavy and tasted clean. Steak tip salad it was! And it’s really easy to make which is a bonus. Marinating steak a day or two ahead of time is advised. Mainly, so you don’t forget and then the night of, it’s too late to do a marinade. Additionally, the longer it marinates, the more you taste the marinade, of course.
Prep Is Easy
To prep this meal, I marinated my steak the day before. Randomly, I happened to have a few extra minutes so I threw the steak in the marinade and popped it in the refrigerator. I figured I was ahead of the game since it would be ready the next day. I thought, “whew, that was easy…now, what was I working on again?” Ever have those moments? You are on your way to do something and then get distracted by something else. That is basically how the steak was prepped!
Since I was “so prepared” by marinating the steak ahead of time, making dinner was pretty easy. First, I fired up the grill and put the steak on. While the steak was cooking, I started making the hardboiled eggs. I don’t know about your house, but in my house, everyone loves those. I have to make 12 hardboiled eggs for 8 people. And sometimes they are still looking for more.
Now that the steak and eggs were cooking, I turned my attention to chopping veggies. Easy enough? Of course, but it’s dinner time which means kids were running in and out of the kitchen and screaming. Running and screaming is not a great combination while I’m chopping vegetables with a Santoko knife! Oh, did I mention that they were “starving” and wanted some of the sliced peppers? Meanwhile, theg they asked, “when is dinner going to be ready?” Ugh! Every time!
Extra Time On Your Hands
Lucky for me, dinner was just about done. The steak had a few more minutes and the eggs needed to cool a little more. So there was just enough time to set the table and get the littles their drinks. Once that was all set, the steak was done and the eggs magically came out of their shells (if only that could really happen). Since the steak should needed to sit for a few minutes, it was actually better for it to wait for everything else to come together. Finally, just had to slice it up and plate everyone’s meal. Voila! Dinner was served. And it was DELICIOUS!
Steak Tip Salad
- 1.25 pounds Steak Tips
- 1/4 cup Soy Sauce I prefer the low sodium soy sauce
- 1/8 cup Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Ginger Ground ginger is what I use
- Salt To taste
- Pepper To taste
- 16 oz Salad Mix
- 1 pint Grape Tomatoes
- 1 can Olives Drained
- 1 Red Pepper Chopped
- 1 Orange Pepper Chopped
- 1/2 Onion Yellow or Purple Onion
- 8 Eggs Hardboiled
- 1 Cucumber Peeled & Chopped
- Mix together all marinade ingredients.
- Pour over steak tips.
- Cover tightly and shake container well to get the marinade all over the steak.
- Marinate for 30 minutes or 24 hours (make sure your steak will be fine to eat by then).
- Preheat Grill to medium high heat
- Put steak on grill for approx 7 minutes (based on Med. Rare with a pink center), will take 9 minutes for Medium
- After 7 minutes, turn the steak and cook for an additional 7 minutes (will take 9 more minutes for Medium).
- Test the steak. For rare, it should be done. For Med Rare it might take a few more minutes. If the steak seems squishy with the tongs, it might not be done. The more firm it is, the more it is cooked. I prefer Medium Rare and like it a little squishy, but with some firmness.
- Once cooked to your liking, cut steak into bite sized pieces and set aside.
- While the steak is cooking, place eggs in a medium pot and then fill 3/4 of the way with water.
- Turn heat to medium high and let the water boil (with the eggs in it).
- When the water begins to boil, turn the heat to medium and continue cooking the eggs for 8 more minutes.
- When the eggs are cooked, flush the water in the pot with cold water and let the eggs sit for a few minutes before de-shelling them. They will be really hot for a few minutes.
- Peel shells off of each egg and set eggs aside.
- While the steak and eggs are cooking, pour salad mix into a large bowl..
- Chop up the red pepper, orange pepper, cucumber, and onion.
- Put all ingredients in the salad bowl.
- Drain and then dump the olives directly into the salad bowl.
- Wash and dump the grape tomatoes into the salad bowl.
- Don't add the eggs yet. Mix all other salad ingredients with tongs.
- When the salad has been made, the eggs have been de-shelled, and the steak has been cut up, plate each person's plate with salad, an egg to the side, and steak on top of the salad.
- Add salad dressing of any choice, if desired. Enjoy!