Sunday, August 31, 2014

Grilled Steak & Salad - Simple, Quick and Low Carb

This evening we made a quick and easy dinner. We grilled a couple of the steaks we picked up at Costco yesterday. Since it was so humid and hot outside, we didn't want to heat the kitchen up so I just sauteed some mushrooms in a little Kerrygold Garlic & Herb Butter and put a baked potato into the microwave to cook for hubby. While the steaks were cooking, I made a big salad with just artisan romaine and grape tomatoes. It was quick, fresh and delicious. Our big brunch held us all day long until we had dinner around 7:30 p.m. I had a little cup of Fudgsicle Frozen Yogurt for dessert. I am so glad we can sleep in again tomorrow morning! I snapped a quick photo of our easy dinner below. Enjoy!

Lemon-Herb Buttermilk Ranch Dressing


2 tablespoons mayonnaise (more or less to taste)
2 tablespoons sour cream (more or less to taste)
3/4 cup buttermilk (preferably whole milk buttermilk)
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon finely minced garlic, (smashed into a paste with blade of knife)
2 to 3 teaspoons finely chopped fresh herbs (flat leaf parsley, chives, dill)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
Sea salt, to taste
Few drops Sriracha sauce, optional


Place all ingredients in a wide mouth mason-type jar with lid and shake vigorously until combined. Open and taste for seasoning. If a thicker dressing is desired, add additional sour cream or mayonnaise. If a thinner dressing is desired, increase buttermilk. Makes about 1 cup.

*VariationsFor a Southwest twist, add diced jalapenos, a little fresh salsa, smoked paprika, roasted cumin and cayenne pepper. For a Greek twist, stir in crumbled feta cheese. 

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