Steak Fajita Salad

Steak Fajita Salad

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

1 onion, thinly sliced

1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 orange bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced

8 cups chopped romaine lettuce

1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and thinly sliced

For the cilantro lime dressing

1 cup loosely packed cilantro, stems removed

1/2 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 cloves garlic

Juice of 1 lime

Pinch of salt

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

For the steak

1/4 cup olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

Juice of 1 lime

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 pounds flank steak

Instructions

To make the cilantro lime dressing, combine cilantro, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, lime juice and salt in the bowl of a food processor. With the motor running, add olive oil and vinegar in a slow stream until emulsified; set aside.

To make the steak, whisk together olive oil, garlic, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, oregano and onion powder in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine steak and marinade; marinate for at least 30 minutes, turning the bag occasionally. Drain the steak from the marinade, discarding the marinade.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a grill pan over medium high heat. Working in batches, cook steak, flipping once, to preferred temperature, about 3-4 minutes per side for medium rare. Remove from heat and let rest for 10 minutes before thinly slicing against the grain.

Add onion to the skillet, and cook, stirring often, until onions have become translucent and slightly caramelized, about 7-8 minutes; set aside.

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in the skillet. Add bell peppers, and cook, stirring often, until soft and slightly caramelized, about 8-10 minutes; set aside.

To assemble the salad, place romaine lettuce in a large bowl; top with arranged rows of onion, peppers, steak and avocado.

This meal is high in protein, and low in simple carbs, and this combination will provide a lot of staying power!

**If you don’t want to make your own dressing you can use your favorite dressing, vinaigrette, or olive oil.**

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