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Hey Everyone!

I made this salad the other night after Brett and I went grocery shopping and it was Delish! Had to share… Endive can be a bitter lettuce, but if you pair it with something sweet or savory, it’s really yummy! It made a great dinner salad that was both filling, and light. Here’s what you’ll need for 2 people:

Dressing:
1 minced jalapeño
1 lime
1 part rice or white wine vinaigrette
3 parts EVOO
1 tsp minced garlic
1 pinch salt & fresh cracked pepper
1 handful of finely chopped Cilantro
1 tbs of sugar

Other Ingredients:
1 red endive
1.5 sirloin steaks
Pepper
Salt
Garlic powder
Steak rub (preferably something with paprika and chili powder)
Shaved Parmesan

*I roasted 1 pack of grape tomatoes, but found we could have done without it…

Start with the rub for the steaks, add some salt and pepper. *For the best sear, lie the steaks between some paper towels and press, to remove excess liquids.

Brett grilled the steaks to medium rare while I worked I worked on the lettuce and dressing…

Wash the endive, an then cut the end of of the bunch. Once you’ve decided how much lettuce you want, cut the white vein out of the leafs. You can also leave the veins and chop the endive if you like a tossed salad:)

Plate the lettuce, and get out a mixing bowl for the dressing. This was the first time I have made a jalapeño vinaigrette dressing, but it won’t be the last! I originally bought the jalapeño and the lime for tacos later in the week, but after getting started in the kitchen, I realized the jalapeño ranch dressing we have in the fridge would be too heavy, do I made this yummy option instead! It’s so easy… Just whisk all the ingredients together like a mad man (or woman) until things start to emulsify… This dressing will only mesh temporarily, so you may have to whisk it up again before pouring on the salad.

Once the steak is done (usually about 12-15 minutes on the grill), let it rest for a few minutes before slicing it so the juices don’t bleed out…

Then slice the steak and plate it on top of the lettuce. Or, toss chopped lettuce in some dressing, plate, and top with the sliced steak.

Pour remaining vinaigrette over the steak, add cracked pepper and shredded Parmesan. Then dig in!

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I love experimenting and then coming up with new dish ideas along the way… I could totally see tacos!: warm flour tortillas, broccoli slaw or cabbage, steak or ground chicken, and that amazing jalapeño lime vinaigrette all over the meat and slaw:) k my mouths watering, gotta stop! Lol.

Half the fun was watching Julie and Julia while we ate and having my husband say: “This movie was made for you. It’s like… your bible movie.” LOL!!!

Hope you all are having a great weekend! I have more to share so ill try to find some more time tomorrow for blogging and coffee between football and laundry:)

Bon Apetit!!!

Mrs. B

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