Mediterranean Beef Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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  • 1 pound boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups torn romaine leaves
  • ½ of a small red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes ½ cup crumbled feta cheese (2 ounces)
  • 1 recipe Lemon Vinaigrette


  1. Trim fat from steak. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. Place steak on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat until desired doneness, turning once halfway through broiling time. Allow 15 to 17 minutes for medium-rare doneness (145°F) or 20 to 22 minutes for medium doneness (160°F). Thinly slice steak.
  2. Divide romaine among 4 dinner plates. Top with sliced meat, red onion, halved tomatoes, and feta cheese. Drizzle with Lemon Vinaigrette.

LEMON VINAIGRETTE: In a screw-top jar combine 1/4 cup olive oil; 1/2 teaspoon finely
shredded lemon peel; 3 tablespoons lemon juice; 1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano or
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed; and 2 cloves garlic, minced. Cover and shake well.
Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Recipe Comments

  1. posted by balinderk2000 on Mar 16, 2013

    My fiance and I are getting married June next year. Our two families combined are going to do the catering ourselves – we’d like to do a cold salad buffet for around 80 hungry guests. We’ve got a few good ideas on what to add to the feast, but would love some more.
    I’m looking for some original ideas from all you culinary genius’s out there!
    Many thanks in advance.
    Wow! Brilliant ideas so far from all of you – thank you culinary genius’s!
    And happy 40th anniversery Anthony J!

  2. posted by Thomas Lopez on Mar 21, 2013

    just list things pleaseeee (or give me some tips to dieting if you want to!)
    I plan on exercising along with this.
    the word diet is bad…. It makes your body think it’s starving itself.
    i should have just said give me tips on becoming healthier!

    Also, what is a food you can eat a lot of (not a lot but hopefully you understand what i’m saying) and it’s not that bad for you?

  3. posted by Jerosh Nagulachandran on Mar 24, 2013

    Breakfast Menu


    Thick blueberry French toast with a sweet cream Blueberry filling, topped with mixed berries and a scoop of vanilla gelato

    Ricotta pancakes with honeycomb butter and a scoop of vanilla gelato

    White chocolate, raspberry and banana bread, spread with sweet cream cheese

    Gingerbread waffles with apple peach compote and a scoop of vanilla gelato

    Chocolate Croissant French Toast served with vanilla gelato and fresh strawberries, dusted with icing sugar (2 slices)

    Orange buttermilk scones, buttered, with raspberry jam and whipped cream (2)

    Freshly baked buttery croissant with marinated strawberries and banana, served with natural Greek yoghurt and honey

    Apple and Cinnamon pancakes with caramelised mascarpone cheese


    Baked Turkish Eggs (eggs, feta, cheese, semi dried tomatoes, and spinach) with toasted herbed Turkish bread

    Eggs Benedict- poached eggs, bacon, avocado and spinach over toasted buttered Turkish bread, drizzled with creamy Hollandaise sauce

    Crepes Brie Cheese Lorraine- 2 French crepes filled with scrambled egg, cream, Brie cheese, eschallot, and bacon, served with Asparagus Vinaigrette

    Egg, cheese and bacon pie, served with asparagus vinaigrette

    St. Claire Cheese French Toast stuffed with egg, fried mushroom, and leek, wrapped in
    crispy bacon

    From the Grill

    Freshly baked buttery croissant grilled with leg ham and tasty cheese

    Pancetta, avocado, spinach leaves and Brie cheese grilled on sourdough Panini with tomato
    and onion sauce

    Tender barbecued chicken, pesto, sundried tomatoes and mozzarella cheese grilled on freshly baked Turkish bread

    Deluxe Breakfast

    Baked herbed ricotta with marinated chicken skewers wrapped in bacon, roasted vine-
    ripened tomatoes and 2 fried eggs, served with herb bread grilled with cheese and rocket leaves, , all drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil

    Grilled eye fillet steak wrapped in bacon with garlic butter and red wine jus, served with 2
    poached eggs and spinach leaves

    Eye fillet steak filled with eggs baked with pancetta, basil, cream, tomato and mozzarella cheese

    Lifestyle Choice

    Poached Tasmanian Atlantic salmon with asparagus vinaigrette and freshly baked bread

    Char grilled mango cheeks served with natural honeyed Greek yoghurt

    Zucchini and haloumi fritters served with dill yoghurt dressing, garnished with rocket leaves and lemon wedges

    Tuna, avocado and cheese grilled on an English muffin

    Lunch /Dinner Menu


    Caesar Salad- tender barbecued chicken and diced bacon with hard-boiled eggs, cos lettuce, parmesan cheese shavings served with our famous Caesar Salad dressing

    Greek salad

    Pumpkin and Pine Nut Salad- Barbecued pumpkin, toasted pine nuts, Danish feta and avocado with mixed greens, served with creamy French-style mayonnaise and lemon juice, accompanied by a fresh buttered bread roll

    Prawn, feta and avocado green salad with mango dressing

    Soups (ask for the “soup of the day”)

    Minestrone soup with pasta, bacon and beans

    Pea and ham soup

    Beef, vegetable and pearl barley soup

    Cauliflower, potato and bacon soup

    Fresh butternut pumpkin soup

    Sides/Light meals

    Polenta and Goats’ cheese fries

    Lemon and garlic potato wedges with lemon tartare

    Kipfler Potatoes- Rosemary and garlic Kipfler potatoes cooked in butter, topped with feta, watercress and lemon vinegar dressing

    Mediterranean bread bake- crispy bacon, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, and scrambled eggs with cream and milk baked with crisp Turkish bread wedges


    Fettuccine Boscailola- pan fried veal and fettuccine in a creamy bacon, mushroom and semi dried tomato sauce

    Pollo Polpettine- chicken, spinach, pine nut, and feta cheese meatballs tossed with spaghetti in a creamy garlic and white wine sauce

    Beef stroganoff- mushrooms, beef and cherry tomatoes in a cream-based stroganoff sauce,
    served on fettuccine with asparagus vinaigrette and herbed bread grilled with cheese and
    olive oil

    Linguine Aglio Boreale- garlic prawn, lemon, and feta tossed with fresh linguini, served with semi-dried tomato bruschetta and green salad with balsamic vinaigrette

    Gnocchi Alla Griglia Ricotta- broiled ricotta gnocchi in tomato red wine sauce with eggplant rollatini (eggplant slices rolled around cheese and herbs)

    Traditional Spaghetti Bolognaise with a splash of cream

    Fettuccine Pollo Avocado-fresh al dente linguine, cream, chicken, avocado, bacon, pine nut, semi dried tomato and pesto sauce

    Canneloni Semplice – Chicken, beef and spinach baked inside traditional cannelloni, served with creamy white wine sauce with a dash of Napoli


    Pollo Risotto con Parmigiano- chicken, pumpkin and pine nut risotto infused with white wine and parmesan cheese

    Risotto Aglio Boreale- garlic prawn risotto infused with white wine and parmesan cheese, served with crusty warm herbed bread
    Arranccini Risotto Balls- Creamy Arborio rice rolled with mozzarella cheese and bacon,
    served with a mild Napolitano sauce


    Beef Wellingtons- Eye fillet steak topped with a slice of bacon, a fried egg and cheese encased in puff pastry, served with a mushroom and white wine sauce

    Prime Rib Steak, avocado, bacon, and Swiss cheese sandwich on grilled Sourdough garlic parmesan

    Opera Lirica Blue Cheese- blue cheese-crusted filet mignon in red wine sauce, served with creamy spinach mash and steakhouse chips

    Beef with red wine, vanilla and cherry sauce and boiled potatoes

    Manzo Arrosto- Pancetta-wrapped tender roast beef basted with red wine, garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, served with butter Yorkshire puddings and roasted vegetables, and drizzled with gravy

    Souvlaki- Lamb souvlaki marinated in lemon juice, mint, olive oil and fresh herbs, topped with basil pesto, served with garlic and Greek yoghurt dipping sauce, toasted parmesan oregano pita bread and olives

    Osso Bucco- Braised herbed lamb shanks in a red wine sauce, topped with lemon zest, rosemary and garlic, served with creamy mashed potatoes and fresh bread


    Bavarian veal- Tender veal seasoned with salt, pepper and mustard, rolled up with egg and bacon, fried in butter and sautéed with onion and beef bouillon, served in a tomato and red wine sauce with mashed potatoes


    Mooloolaba Chicken- Tender chicken breasts and prawns sautéed in butter in a creamy garlic and white wine sauce, served on crusty French bread with bacon and avocado

    Carbonara Stuffed Potatoes- Potato skins filled with mashed potato, egg, cream, bacon, chicken, and butter
    He still needs to add more pork, seafood and vegetarian options- plus dessert menu!! Also, if you could place a fictional “order” of your favourites from each section, it would give us an idea of market popularity :) xx
    Pollo alla Parmigiana- Tender chicken breast topped with tomato onion sauce, crispy bacon and parmesan cheese, grilled and served with a fried egg and spears of asparagus

    Pollo Primavera- Tender chicken breast stuffed with fennel, chestnut and havarti cheese, wrapped in a strip of crispy prosciutto and topped with garlic butter, served with sage and saffron gnocchi and mashed sweet potato , all drizzled with chicken jus and rich gravy

    Medaglione- Chicken medallions stuffed with brie cheese and walnuts, served in a blackberry cabernet sauce, accompanied by twice-baked chestnut potatoes

    Chicken Casserole Rossetti: Chicken sautéed in butter, cooked with bacon, mushrooms and
    leek in a delightfully creamy white wine sauce, served on rice made with chicken broth and
    green beans, garnished with cream


    Roasted pork with sage and apple stuffing, herbed potatoes and minted peas served with
    rich gravy and white wine jus
    Umm FYI, single serving friend, he is opening a restaurant. Not a weight watchers club. Not a health freak’s eat-out.

    Most people like sugar. They can eat healthy stuff at home, so why not escape the daily grind when they’re out?

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