Grilled Steak Veggie Salad

8 Oct
Tue
Steak can be part of a healthy diet when lean cuts are chosen, and paired with hearthealthy olive-oil and colorful veggies.  Found this beauty in EatingWell and made it for my family, it was a huge hit!  Light, fresh, and delicious!
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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound flank steak, trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 2 sweet Italian peppers or 1 large bell pepper, cut into 2-inch-wide strips
  • 1 small eggplant (about 1 pound), cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 large tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat grill to high.
  2. Cook oregano in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring, until toasted, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Cut steak in half lengthwise; season with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Brush peppers and eggplant with 1 tablespoon oil.
  4. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the meat, turning once, about 10 minutes total for medium. Grill the peppers, turning once, until softened and charred in spots (about 10 minutes) and the eggplant until browned and slightly soft (about 8 minutes).
  5. Add tomatoes, onion and garlic to the bowl with the oregano. Drizzle with vinegar and the remaining 3 tablespoons oil. Season with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; toss to combine. Chop the eggplant and peppers and cut the steak across the grain into thin slices; add to the bowl and toss to combine.
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