Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Steak, Sweet Corn & Avocado Salad

I hope everyone has been making the most of their summer so far. I can’t believe we are already counting down the days till September. The stores are stuffed with school and Halloween supplies, and believe it or not, some trees have already started to turn color here in Parry Sound. This summer has once again gone by like the blink of an eye.

Since Dan and I just moved to our new town with only weeks of summer to spare, we have been trying to utilize our time wisely.

Last weekend I made a point of making a trip to the local beach. Which, must I say was the most beautiful beach I have been too. Crystal clear water and you didn’t smell like sewage when you were towel drying! Oh Lake Ontario, I do not miss you...

We've also been trying to fish whenever the opportunity arises. For example, tonight Dan fished our local harbor while I ran by the waterfront during sunset.  We both enjoyed the sunset over the water while being blessed to enjoy our favorite hobbies simultaneously.

Most importantly, while I’ve been here I have been trying to enjoy some local beverages. Muskoka is popular not only for their beautiful views and waterfronts, but also for their local coffee and beer breweries! I’ve become a slight addict to the Muskoka Maple blend made by Muskoka Roastery Coffee Inc. The coffee has a medium/bold flavour with a hint of maple aftertaste. It is such a great way to start your day around here. Also, I most recently had the opportunity to try the local beer, Mad Tom IPA by Muskoka Brewing Company.  They have numerous hand crafted beer varieties, but this one inspired me to cook my latest recipe with its seriously bold citrus flavors.

Dan was raving over this recipe because it not only satisfied his steak craving, but it gave a Mexican vibe which we both love.

Steak, Sweet Corn & Avocado Salad

  • 2 medium pieces of steak (we used 250 grams of strip steak)
  • 2 cobs of corn
  • 10-15 heirloom tomatoes (grape sized)
  • 3 green onions
  • ½ cup pea shoots
  • 1 avocado
  • 2.5 ounces feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • Juice of 1 ½ limes
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper

Grill steak until medium rare; set aside to absorb its own juices. Boil corn and set aside to cool. Chop tomatoes, green onions, avocado and feta cheese and place in large bowl, top with pea shoots.  Remove corn from cob and add to bowl. Slice steak into bite sized pieces and add to vegetables. In a separate small bowl mix yogurt, lime juice, salt, pepper and sugar together and mix until well blended.  Add dressing to vegetable and steak mixture and stir until well coated.

Serve with your favorite beer or a nice glass of white wine.

This recipe is packed full of protein and healthy fats. There should be no guilt while eating this yummy summer BBQ recipe!

This dish is 14 WW points per serving, and it makes two man sized portions. Or, it could easily make 3 lunch sized portions at 9 WW points per serving. 


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