Sunday, August 3, 2008

fabulous fajita salad

i made a fantastic steak fajita salad for lunch this afternoon and we were so hungry i neglected to photograph it. how totally unlike me! it's one of those dishes that are my favorite of late in that i make it in a large bowl and stick in 3 forks and we all eat out of the serving dish. it therefore saves on dishes.

here's what you do:

2 onions, halved and sliced (you could leave them as rings if you feel like it)
2 medium portabellos, sliced
1 medium zucchini, sliced
good sprinkle of fiesta fajita seasoning
sauté together, just like you were doing fajitas. you could also use peppers like you do for fajitas, i just happened not to have any, so i used what was in my box.

in a grill pan, sear one flank steak that you've seasoned with the fiesta fajita seasoning. i bought a veal one, which was totally tender and fabulous--they can sometimes be a bit tough. you could also use chicken if you'd rather or shrimp or just leave it vegetarian.

head of lettuce (whatever you have will do, or one of those bags of yummy leaves, i used the head of lettuce that was in my box), washed and chopped into bite-size pieces.
1 leftover corn on the cob, cut off the cob
3 plump summer tomatoes
a good cup of diced watermelon

settled all of this salad stuff into the bottom of my big square fish dish (the one we usually kept the old bananas in while you were here), leaving a well in the middle for the warm stuff.

i whipped up a ranch dressing w/creme fraiche and the fajita salt, but you could just buy some and use it.

when the veggies are sautéed, but not too done, fill them into the well you've left in the middle of the salad, then slice your flank steak into bite-size pieces and sprinkle it over the top of the whole thing. drizzle with ranch and serve with warmed tortillas.

it was a fantastic salad for a summer afternoon. i really wish i'd taken a picture before we devoured it.

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