Greek Steak + Cucumber Salad with Herb Oil, Olives + Naan
This herb oil is off the charts good. Simply stirred together + poured over grilled steak + cucumber salad. Don't forget to make extra for dipping. Add in some pine nuts, olives + feta cheese. Gosh, it's a meal.
And naan. Always naan. Don't ever forget it. I love cutting it in triangles for easy dipping.
I love meals like this - full of so many flavors, great for everyone at the table - they can pick + choose what they want. The crunch from the cucumbers, fresh bites of tomato + perfectly cooked steak are a great combination. Oh, and did I mention that herb oil?!?!?
Make this as a sandwich or a plated salad. Either way, there is dipping + so many textures + colors happening. It's ALL good.
Greek Steak + Cucumber Salad with Herb Oil + Olives
1 lb. flat iron steak, room temperature
salt + pepper
1 large cucumber
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup pitted olives
1/2 cup cubed feta cheese
1 tablespoon each fresh oregano + dill
hummus + naan, store bought or homemade
serve with arugula or spinach + jasmine rice
Heat your grill or grill pan to high heat. Lay your steak on a plate or tray. Sprinkle it liberally with salt + pepper on both sides. Let sit until the grill is super hot.
Meanwhile, to make the cucumber salad. Simple slice the cucumbers thinly or in small dices + place in a medium sized bowl. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half + add to the bowl. Add in the olives + feta cheese, if desired. (I left both of them out to serve on the side - since some of our dinner guests weren't fans of them. Add in a pinch of each salt + pepper + mix in 2-3 tablespoons herb oil. Sprinkle in half of the fresh herbs. Toss gently.
Grill the steak for 4- 6 minutes on the first side. Flip over + cook for 3-4 minutes or until the center is cooked to your likely. Remove from the grill + let rest for at least 5 minutes.
After it's rested, slice thinly. Drizzle a couple teaspoons of the herb oil over the sliced steak.
To assemble your plate as a salad. Start with warmed naan bread, sliced in wedges off to the side + follow with salad greens + hummus. Top with sliced steak + cucumber salad. Drizzle over a little more herb oil.
Serve + Enjoy!
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried dill
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon marjoram
1 teaspoon each salt + pepper
zest from 1 lemon
1/4 cup pine nuts
Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Set a side until needed.