Like spring in a bowl, this salad is loaded with fresh herbs, vegetables and steak.
This salad is like spring in a bowl (even if it doesn’t quite feel like spring outside). It’s bursting with so much fresh flavour, veggies, and perfectly cooked steak and is all tossed in a spicy chimichurri dressing.
Chimichurri is such a great sauce to spice up a dish. It Although it’s traditionally made using a mortar and pestle, to keep this dish under 30 minutes I tossed everything into a food processor and blended and it turned out fantastic. Just be sure that you don’t blend the sauce into a smooth paste, you want it to remain slightly chunky with bits of herb and chili.
Chimichurri is a great way to use up leftover herbs. I always use a base of parsley, but from there you can add in any other leafy fresh herbs such as mint, tarragon, chives or basil. I normally serve chimichurri as a sauce over grilled veggies, meat or seafood, but I absolutely LOVE it as a salad dressing.
I love the combination of warm and cold ingredients in a salad, I find it really helps to make the salad feel like a more satisfying “dinner worthy” meal.
The asparagus and red onions are quickly cooked in a grill pan until just tender. You could alternatively cook them on the BBQ or on a baking sheet in the oven for about 10 minutes.
If you are serving this salad to a group, you can lay it all out separately on a platter (I think this looks really pretty) and let people select portions of each and serve themselves. Alternatively for a fast family meal just add everything into a bowl and toss it all together. Either way I think everyone will love it.
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Carmen discovered the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (a diet free from grains, gluten, refined sugar, processed food, lactose and soya) after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease 2 years ago. She now lives symptom and medication free thanks to the diet. She created Every Last Bite to share healthy recipes and show people that no matter how restricting your diet, you can still enjoy delicious food.