Greek Islands Steak Salad Recipe
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Greek Islands Steak Salad Recipe

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I invented this recipe while watching a movie set on the Greek islands. I like the combination of warm grilled steak and sauteed mushrooms with cold salad ingredients. —Chris Wells, Lake Villa, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 boneless beef top loin steak (8 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon A.1. steak sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon sherry or chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 4 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2/3 cup thinly sliced cucumber
  • 10 pitted Greek olives
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup prepared balsamic vinaigrette

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 509 calories, 32g fat (13g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 1281mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 6g fiber), 34g protein.


  1. Rub steak on both sides with steak sauce; let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute mushrooms in butter until golden brown. Add the sherry, salt and pepper. Cook 1-2 minutes longer or until liquid is evaporated. Set aside and keep warm.
  3. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill steak, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
  4. Divide salad greens between two plates. Top with tomatoes, cucumber, olives, onion, steak and mushrooms. Sprinkle with cheese. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: Top loin steak may be labeled as strip steak, Kansas City steak, New York strip steak, ambassador steak or boneless club steak in your region.
Originally published as Greek Islands Steak Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2010, p37

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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