Summer Steak Salad Bowl

I have to admit, I tend to roll my eyes at certain healthy food trends. However, I can totally get behind this new “bowl” idea, where an array of yummy ingredients are all mixed deliciously in one bowl. When it includes fresh veggies and wholesome eats, the bigger the bowl, the better! Here is my recipe that was inspired by a steak bowl at one of my favorite restaurants. EnJOY!

{ Summer Steak Salad Bowl }

Fresh Pesto Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup packed fresh basil
  • 1 clove of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp. raw pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt & a dash of pepper

Gather it:

  • 2 cups of fresh Arugula
  • 4 cups of button mushrooms
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 orange pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1-1.5lb Steak (I love to use New York strip)
  • 1 large red apple
  • Shaved Parmesan (optional)
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt & Pepper

Make the Bowl

  1. Cook rice according to directions.
  2. Grill or Sauté steak (sprinkling with garlic powder, salt and pepper); cut into bite size pieces; set aside.
  3. Chop onions and peppers.
  4. In large skillet, add 2 tbsp. of EVOO and sauté onions, peppers & mushrooms; set aside.
  5. Chop red apple.
  6. In 2-3 large bowls, layer bottoms with Arugula lettuce. Next, add rice to each bowl. Divide up and add the fresh sautéed veggies and cooked steak. Finish off with the chopped red apples, fresh pesto dressing & Parmesan cheese (optional).

Make the Dressing:

In a blender (we love the Ninja), combine all dressing ingredients. Blend all on high until the desired consistency is achieved.

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