Pasta Salad with Steak

This tangy pasta salad is a complete meal when topped with juicy sirloin.

Pasta Salad with Steak

Quick look

  • prep 20 min    cook 20 min
  • serves 4

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 boneless beef sirloin steak (1 pound)

Rub Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

    Salad Ingredients

    • 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

      How to make it  40 minutes

    • 1

      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.

    • 2

      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° F; medium, 160° F; well-done, 170° F). Let stand for 10 minutes.

    • 3

      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.

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