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Pasta Salad with Steak

 Pasta Salad with Steak
While there are quite a few ingredients in this recipe, it doesn't take too long to make - and cleanup afterward's a snap. We're the parents of a daughter, 2. -Julie DeRuwe, Oakville, Washington
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Grill: 20 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cooked small pasta shells
  • 1 beef top sirloin steak (1 pound)
  • RUB:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • SALAD:
  • 2/3 cup diced cucumber
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue or feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • Iceberg or romaine lettuce

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Pasta Salad with Steak (continued)

Directions

  • Combine the first eight ingredients; set half of the dressing aside.
  • Place pasta in a bowl; add remaining dressing. Toss to coat; cover
  • and refrigerate.
  • Pierce steak with a fork. Combine rub ingredients; rub over steak.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. Grill steak,
  • uncovered, over medium heat for 9-10 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 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add cucumber, cheese, olives, onion, parsley and pimientos
  • to pasta; mix well. Spoon onto a lettuce-lined platter. Slice steak
  • and arrange over salad. Serve with reserved dressing. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 759 calories, 56 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 752 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.