Ready In:

about 45 minutes

Good For:


Beef & Berry Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

  • 1 lb beef steak (an inexpensive cut of sirloin will do nicely or stir fry strips)

  • Drizzle of olive oil

  • Salt, Pepper, and Garlic granules


  • 6 c (2 or 3 heads, depending on the size) romaine lettuce, chopped into bite sized pieces

  • 1 c snap peas, whole

  • 1/3 English cucumber, cubed

  • ½ c raspberries

  • ½ c blackberries


  • ½ Olive oil

  • 1/3 c grated parmesan

  • ¼ c balsamic vinegar

  • Juice from 1 wedge of lemon

  • 3 tbsp honey

  • ½ tsp basil

  • ½ tsp garlic granules

  • ¼ tsp oregano

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • 10 cracks fresh black pepper


  • Pea sprouts (optional)

  • Fresh grated Parmesan

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Place all dressing ingredients into a small food processor and pulse until well combined and smooth. Set aside.

Step 2

Rub the beef with a drizzle of olive oil then sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic granules and massage the seasoning into the beef. Melt a dab of butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat and cook the beef to your liking. Cook time will vary depending on the thickness of the beef. I go for medium rare and that’s about 5 minutes per side.

If you are using stir fry strips toss them into a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and garlic granules, and use your hands to massage the seasoning and olive oil into the strips, then stir fry to your liking.

Step 3

While the beef is cooking prepare your salad. Place the romaine, cucumber, and snap peas into a bowl, toss well and set aside until the beef is done. Place the blackberries and raspberries into a flat bottom dish and drizzle a little dressing over them then gently stir the berries through the dressing until they are nicely coated then set aside. Stir very gently as berries can be quite delicate, depending on how ripe they are, and you don’t want them to fall apart.

Step 4

When the beef is finished pour as much or as little dressing over the salad as you like and toss well. Share the salad over 4 plates and scatter the raspberries and blackberries overtop of the salads.

Slice the beef into thin strips and share it to the top of each salad, then sprinkle each salad with fresh grated Parmesan cheese and top with a smattering of pea sprouts.

Your delicious masterpiece is done – sit down and enjoy!

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