Seared steak with charred tomatoes and basil-walnut dressing
Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free
In this vegetable gardener’s dream of a meal, oven-charred tomatoes act like a sauce for a side dish of sautéed summer squash and snap peas. A sprinkling of ground Harissa powder from Oaktown Spice Shop adds a kick to chive oil for the steak.
- 3 Roma tomatoes
- 2 yellow squash
- 5 ounces snap peas
- Fresh chives
- ½ teaspoon Harissa powder (optional)
- Two 6-ounce sirloin steaks
- 1 ounce walnuts
- 1 lemon
- Fresh basil
Prep the vegetables
- Cut the tomatoes crosswise into ½-inch-thick slices.
- Cut the squash in half lengthwise, then on the diagonal ½ inch thick.
- Trim the stem ends from the snap peas and pull off the strings.
- Thinly slice the chives and put in a heat-proof bowl.
Make the chive oil
Cook the steak
- Season the steaks generously with salt and pepper.
Make the dressing
- Coarsely chop the walnuts.
- Juice the lemon.
- Pick and finely chop the basil leaves; discard the stems.
Cook the vegetables
Transfer the squash mixture to a mixing bowl, add the roasted tomatoes and the basil-walnut dressing, and toss to coat.
Nutrition per serving: Calories: 540, Protein: 41 g, Total Fat: 34 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 18 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 6 g, Cholesterol: 90 mg, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Fiber: 7 g, Added Sugar: 0 g, Sodium: 320 mg
Contains: tree nuts