Steak Salad with Sweet Potatoes, Feta and Cranberries is a delicious and filling main dish salad. You’ll love the savory, sweet and salty toppings and there’s plenty of protein to help keep you full and satisfied!
After those milkshakes I shared on Monday I figured I should share a salad today to balance out the week. This isn’t your casual, everyday salad that you’re less than thrilled to eat. I don’t do boring salads friends and I especially don’t do them if they’re going to leave me hungry again 30 minutes later. This Steak Salad with Sweet Potatoes, Feta and Cranberries is far from boring and one that won’t leave you searching for a snack as soon as you finish.
Before we face plant into this salad can we talk about how freaking tired I am this week. I’m guessing I’m not alone. Going back on to daylight savings time is never easy. Going off of it is nice because we get an extra hour of sleep, but losing that hour is harsh especially when you’re a morning runner.
I usually get up at 4:30 to get my run and strength training done before anything else. The later in the day it gets to be, the less interested I am in working out. With daylight savings back on it’s like I’m waking up at 3:30 and that just feels wrong. Not to mention, I’m back to doing my entire workout in the dark, which I’m less than thrilled about.
What is nice is that it’s light until after 7:00pm and I get to eat dinner an hour “earlier”. Since I’m usually starving by 4:00pm this part works out nicely. I’m sure I’ll be completely adjusted next week, but until then, keep the coffee coming.
I’m losing interest in making soups now that we’re a week away from spring starting. Spring for me means bringing colorful, hearty salads back into the dinner rotation. I don’t usually cook with beef, but every once in a while I get a craving for it. Topping this salad with strips of skirt steak not only satisfied my red meat craving, but made this a well rounded main dish salad.
Along with the steak, the spinach salad is also topped with a roasted sweet potato, pistachios, dried cranberries, thinly sliced shallots and plenty of crumbled feta cheese. I love the sweetness that the rosemary balsamic vinaigrette adds to the salad. It pairs perfectly with the savory steak and salty feta. Enjoy!
Rosemary Balsamic Vinaigrette
Nutrition Information: Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 445Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 434mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 4gSugar: 16gProtein: 25g