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Cold Beef Salad (awesome summer recipe!)

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  • Cold Beef Salad (awesome summer recipe!)

    I recently dug this up; from a restaurant I worked in 20 yrs ago...

    1.5 lbs rare roast beef, sliced in to strips

    3/4 lbs fresh grean beans (trimmed, blanched, sliced)

    1/2 red onion, sliced

    1/2 c sliced mushrooms

    3 tomatoes cut into wedges

    1 14 oz can hearts of palm (a pricey extravagance!)

    bunch of watercress, washed & stems removed

    head of bib lettuce (or whatever greens you want!)

    1 T minced fresh oregano

    1 T minced thyme


    4 T capers 1/2 c red wiine vinegar 1 c olive oil

    3 T lemon juice 4tsp dijon 3/4 tsp salt

    1/4tsp grnd black pepper (2 tsp sugar)

    combine all & mix well

    Pour 1/3 of vinaigrette over meat - marinate in frig for at least 3 hrs. Add rest & toss with add'l dressing as needed. Arrange on greens & sprinkle with oregano & thyme.

    Notes: I look at all recipes as a starting pt. Adjust, add, subtract according to your own preferences/availability. I recently made this with buffalo meat & I used halved grape tomatoes instead of the larger ones. I also added some homegrown sprout mix to the greens. Subbed spinach for watercress. I also had leftover caper vinaigrette to use later.

    Let me know your variations! (I've been thinking maybe using lamb & adding artichoke hearts instead of hearts of palm & tweeking the dressing accordingly. toss in some feta...)

  • #2

    I love anything with hearts of palm.

    And capers.

    And rare beef.

    Eating lots but still hungry? Eat more fat. Mid-day sluggishness? Eat more fat. Feeling depressed or irritable? Eat more fat. People think you've developed an eating disorder? Eat more fat... in front of them.