A green salad topped with sauteed pepper, onion, and leftover steak slices. Also, avocado, cilantro, and crushed tortilla chips.
If you frequent my blog you know that my favorite dishes use leftovers in creative ways. My usual use for leftover steak is Beef and Broccoli but I decided to try something new.
As with my beef and broccoli I had a few ounces of steak left over from a steak dinner my husband and I had. We always try to get big steaks because we like them cooked rare and it's easier with a good thick steak. Of course it was a porterhouse because that's our favorite and, when you catch them on discount, they are a great deal. As per usual I ate the tenderloin side and my baked potato first so I only got a couple of bites of my New York strip side before I threw in my napkin (These were about 1 pound steaks so there was more than enough meat). So I had a pretty good sized steak left over to use for another meal.
I didn't want to make my usual leftover steak dinner of beef and broccoli so I decided to make a steak salad. Once that was decided everything else just fell into place. I found a good ripe avocado at the store, knew I had to use it in the salad and the fajita salad was born (I have had a salad similar to this at a restaurant once so it's not a completely original idea). I added the tortilla chip pieces as a last minute idea to add some crunch and because I saw the almost empty bag with all broken chip bits sitting on my counter top.
Steak Fajita Salad
1 onion, cut into strips
1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
left over steak, sliced
1/2 avocado, cut into bite sized chunks
lime dressing (optional)
cilantro, torn (optional)
green onion, sliced (optional)
tortilla chips, crushed/broken (optionl)
Start by sauteing the peppers and onions in a bit of oil until tender. Set aside.
Toss enough lettuce for 2 salads, I use about 1-2 large handfuls per person, in lime dressing (1 part lime juice to 2-3 parts oil) if using. Then separate into 2 salad bowls (or on plates).
Top the lettuce with cilantro, green onions, and tortilla chip pieces, if using, then the pepper and onion mixture. Place the steak on top of that. Lastly, top with half of the avocado and a squeeze of lime juice.
Makes 2 salads.
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