Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Cheesesteak Salad With a Warm Tomato Dressing

10 WWPP Posted by 2 years ago 2 Comments

I’m into making my favorite foods into salads right now. I do it on cheeseburger night all the time and most recently with leftover pulled pork. There’s just something great about making food traditionally known for being unhealthy or “fattening” (whatever that means) and using it for inspiration in a healthier dish.

Last Friday I made my (do I dare to say famous? — The Husband is sure a fan) london broil. I’ve been buying bigger cuts to guarantee leftovers because we are all about the cheesesteaks for lunch the next day. This time I couldn’t get the idea of a salad out of my head. So I had a little fun and the result was DE-LISH!

Cheesesteak Salad with a Warm Tomato DressingOriginally I was going to make a ketchup-based vinaigrette but then I decided to go the fresher route. I’m glad I did. It was really simple and totally fun to make!

Here’s what I did…

  • 100 g (~8) grape tomatoes
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tbsp (10g) maple syrup
  • 1 tsp olive oil (5g)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp hot sauce (I used sriracha because I’m obsessed)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • About 2 cups of your favorite salad greens (I used the Very Veggie mix in the bag)
  • About 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 oz leftover london broil, steak or roast beef, sliced
  • 1 oz sharp Cheddar cheese, grated or shredded

Put the tomatoes, garlic, parsley, maple syrup, oil, vinegar, hot sauce and salt and pepper in a blender and process until smooth. Put it in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a slow boil, then lower to a simmer while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Warm Tomato Dressing

Pile the salad greens on a plate and set aside.

Spray a skillet with non-stick cooking spray and saute the onion and bell pepper. Once the onion starts to turn translucent and the pepper edges brown slightly, add the beef. Pile it in the middle and top with the cheese. Cover and let the cheese melt.

Cheesesteak Salad with a Warm Tomato Dressing - Melting Cheese

Now, you could add this yummy goodness to a roll…

Cheesesteak Salad with a Warm Tomato Dressing - Melted Cheese

… but I added mine to that nice big pile of salad greens.

Cheesesteak Salad with a Warm Tomato Dressing - On Salad

At this point you’re done. Just drizzle the warm tomato dressing you have simmering on the stove!

Finished Cheesesteak Salad with a Warm Tomato Dressing

SO good! And filling!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amount per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
375 19g 2g old: 9 new: 10
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
11g 8g 16g 34g

See other recipes using: cheese, cherry tomatoes, garlic, lettuce, steak


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    Krista

    February 3, 2015

    Holy smokes, Roni! This is such a creative and delicious idea. I love everything about it.

      roni

      February 4, 2015

      Thanks!! This was actually one of those things I thought people would think was weird.