Recipe: STEAK FAJITA SALAD

All the amazing flavors of a fajita conveniently in a hearty salad, served with the creamiest cilantro lime dressing!

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil, divded
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and thinly sliced

For the cilantro lime dressing

1 cup loosely packed cilantro, stems removed
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 cloves garlic
Juice of 1 lime
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

For the steak

1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 pounds flank steak

Instructions

- To make the cilantro lime dressing, combine cilantro, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, lime juice and salt in the bowl of a food processor. With the motor running, add olive oil and vinegar in a slow stream until emulsified; set aside.

- To make the steak, whisk together olive oil, garlic, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, oregano and onion powder in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine steak and marinade; marinate for at least 30 minutes, turning the bag occasionally. Drain the steak from the marinade, discarding the marinade.

- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a grill pan over medium high heat. Working in batches, cook steak, flipping once, to preferred temperature, about 3-4 minutes per side for medium rare. Remove from heat and let rest for 10 minutes before thinly slicing against the grain.

- Add onion to the skillet, and cook, stirring often, until onions have become translucent and slightly caramelized, about 7-8 minutes; set aside.

- Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in the skillet. Add bell peppers, and cook, stirring often, until soft and slightly caramelized, about 8-10 minutes; set aside.

- To assemble the salad, place romaine lettuce in a large bowl; top with arranged rows of onion, peppers, steak and avocado.

- Serve immediately with cilantro lime dressing.

Recipe courtesy of Damn Delicious

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