Sirloin and Tossed Green Salad with Mandarin Orange and Green Onion Dressing4:38 PM
It's one of my favorite times of year for buying produce -- citrus season! Last year, I was able to take advantage of the large variety of citrus fruits at my local Walmart by making this Orange Basil Chicken dish. This year, I wanted to continue keeping things light with a fresh tossed salad and some of my homegrown grass fed beef from our farm!
The ingredients for this dish are few, but freshness is key. You'll need:
- Your choice of beef cut, trimmed and sliced into strips
- One bag Marketside Field Greens Blend
- One bag Spinach and Other Greens Blend
- Fresh Mandarin Oranges (we went with the Halos -- the kids love them!)
- Cherry or grape tomatoes
- Green Onions
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Crusty Bread for serving
Prepare your ingredients by trimming the beef and slicing it thin. On a separate cutting surface, dice the green onions, cut the cherry tomatoes in half, and halve and few of the oranges.
Next, you'll prepare your dressing. Mix 1 Tablespoon honey, the juice of 2 mandarins, the pulp of 1 mandarin, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, and a dash of salt and pepper into a small mixer or blender. Blend until thoroughly mixed. Add in one diced green onion and mix until chopped thoroughly.
While this is going on, you can sear off your steak. I used a skillet with a little olive oil and cook the steak on both sides until medium in the middle. Serve the steak on top of the greens, tomatoes, and a few mandarin orange sliced. Serve the dressing on the side.
This is SO yummy and fresh-tasting! Plus, it has very few calories compared to commercial dressings. It looks beautiful and my whole family loved it!
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