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Fantastic Salad- Recipe From A Friend And A Beef Contest

My friend Abbie, who lives in Texas created this amazing salad for a Beef Contest and her recipe, Cali Avoado Steak Salad was chosen as one of the potential finalists, but in order to secure that coveted finalist spot she needs votes, because she is my friend and I want to help her I am posting her recipe and asking you all to help also, if you are so inclined. Thanks so much and here is the link to the site so you can vote. It sounds absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to make it!

Cali Avocado Steak Salad

Cali Avocado Steak Salad

http://www.beefcookoff.org/recipevoting.aspx

  • 1 beef top sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick (about ½ pound)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¾ teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 large California avocado
  • 1 large navel orange
  • 2 loaves Nan bread
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1. Rub both sides of steak with 1 teaspoon olive oil; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
    2. Cut avocado in half; do not remove skin. Cut top and bottom off orange; squeeze juice from each end over avocado. Brush cut side of avocado with 1 teaspoon olive oil: sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt; set aside.
    3. Brush both sides of nan bread with 2 teaspoons oil.
    4. Place steak on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 11 to 15 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered 13 to 16 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. During last 2 to 3 minutes of grilling, place avocado, cut side down, along with nan bread, on grid over medium coals, turning bread once.
    5. Meanwhile, toss salad greens with remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Remove skin from orange; cut into segments. Add to greens. Remove skin from grilled avocado; cut into slices. Carve steak into thin slices place on top of salad. Cut your nan bread into wedges and arrange around salad

 

57 Comments Post a comment
  1. Never thought to mix steak with avocado, but loving the two separately, this sounds great!

    May 30, 2013
    • I know right? It does sound great, I love the citrus, creamy avocado and steak together. Making it this weekend. Thanks so much.

      May 30, 2013
  2. Pat #

    Way to go Abbie!! I just voted!!

    May 30, 2013
  3. We Texans do love our BEEF, and Abbie’s salad looks mouth watering! I just voted for it.

    May 30, 2013
    • I am an honorary Texan having gone to High School and College in Houston and yes you are so right beef rules in Texas for sure. Thank you so much for voting for Abbie’s recipe.

      May 30, 2013
  4. Oh that does sound tasty! Love steak in salads. 🙂 Off to go vote!
    Kenley

    May 30, 2013
  5. I just voted for it! I wish your dear friend the best of luck.

    May 30, 2013
  6. Love avocado and steak together. Would get my vote anyway…and will do, off to vote!

    May 30, 2013
  7. Sounds really delicious. I’m headin’ over to vote now.

    May 30, 2013
  8. Beef looks quite healthy and delicious here 😀

    Cheers
    CCU

    May 30, 2013
  9. I can see why she is a finalist! That sounds delicious. I voted for her 🙂

    May 30, 2013
  10. Just voted! Even if I wasn’t biased I probably would have voted for it anyway. Looks like the best recipe up there! The Korean lettuce wraps a far second.

    May 30, 2013
    • I totally agree, Abbie’s stands out and I thought the Korean dish sounded pretty good too! Thanks so much for voting,

      May 30, 2013
  11. ciao! just the best recipe. all the best.
    thebestdressup

    May 31, 2013
  12. Of course! Going to vote now! I love the idea of citrus with avocado..yummy!!

    May 31, 2013
    • Yes love citrus and avocado, I always squeeze lime all over my avocado. It’s the best. Thanks so much for voting for Abbie,

      May 31, 2013
  13. That salad looks wonderful and perfect for a summer evening dinner! Thank you for sharing!

    May 31, 2013
    • Thanks it really is the perfect summer salad. I hope Abbie makes it to the next round.

      May 31, 2013
  14. Great recipe! The salad looks quite delicious 🙂 Now only the weather needs to get better (we haven’t had any good weather this year in Germany..)
    Going to vote now!

    May 31, 2013
    • Thanks Julian, I hope the weather in Germany gets better. We went from winter to summer in literally one day. It’s too early for the heat we are experiencing.

      May 31, 2013
  15. Beef and avocado certainly deserve many, many votes! Good luck!

    May 31, 2013
  16. Done! Looks like a great salad 🙂

    May 31, 2013
  17. Done!

    May 31, 2013
  18. Abbie’s salad looks great!

    May 31, 2013
  19. Love the look of those beef strips!

    May 31, 2013
  20. The recipe sounds good. I tried to vote for your friend but I couldn’t find the yellow vote button?

    June 1, 2013
    • I know I noticed that also, maybe voting is over. Thank you so much now fingers crossed that she wins.

      June 1, 2013
  21. Fig & Quince #

    Got my vote for sure! Seems to be a perfect summer meal.

    June 3, 2013
  22. I love avocado in salads, and beef will be such a wonderful partner to them! 😉

    June 3, 2013
  23. Great recipe, hope she wins!

    June 4, 2013
  24. I love steak and avodado in salad. Is that wrong?

    June 4, 2013
  25. Steak and avocado…sounds like a great summer salad.

    June 5, 2013
  26. I’ve never cooked avocado before. It sounds like a lovely fresh summery salad though, especially with the grilled bread. I’ll definitely vote. So good of you to support your friend Suz! x

    June 5, 2013
  27. Looks great! I tried to vote but there’s no yellow button 😦 I’ll try to vote later, hopefully it will work then.

    June 5, 2013
    • Thanks Christina, voting is closed they will soon announce the next round of voting. I will post if she makes it to the next round.

      June 5, 2013
  28. Looks so good! Drooling. I have everything to make it except the avocado. Gotta get some! Didn’t see the yellow button either, but will vote in the next round.

    June 5, 2013
  29. This looks amazing! This would be a hit at our house. I’ve got it bookmarked!

    June 6, 2013
    • Thanks Abbie created a really great salad, I made it last weekend. it’s delicious.

      June 6, 2013
  30. It looks like another great recipe from abbie!! how wonderful of you to promote her and her recipe 🙂

    June 6, 2013
    • It is wonderful, I hope she makes it to the next round. It’s a delicious salad. Thanks so much.

      June 6, 2013

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