Monday, April 13, 2015

My Version of Cubby's Tri-tip Salad

Today I am sharing one of my favorite salads. This is from a little restaurant in Provo, Utah called Cubby's. They have a wide selection on their menu, but every time I'm in the area, I make sure to stop in for their tri-tip salad.  It is a really great gluten-free option that is mouth watering & filling!

Now that we live in Ohio, we haven't been able to find anything remotely similar. So, I decided to make my own version{which turned out to be really dang close to the original}. If you've tried this salad before, then you know how addictive it can be. I have been living off of this salad for the past couple weeks and I don't see me switching it up anytime soon{yes, it's that good}.
 It's been so interesting for me to see the wide range of cravings this pregnancy {a midst my incessant nausea}. It feels like the last month or so my palette has changed dramatically. As of late, I have been gravitating towards dark greens, fruit & steak. Clearly, it's my bodies way of telling me to increase my nutrition. 
The salad is made up of sliced almonds, roasted bell peppers, scallions, dried cherries, tomatoes, feta cheese, spring greens & romaine lettuce & tri-tip steak{I'm sure you could substitute your favorite steak}.
I don't think you can do this salad justice without the cilantro-lime vinaigrette dressing. It pulls all the flavors together and truly completes the meal. 
Cubby’s Tri Tip Steak Salad

Ingredients
  • 2 Cups sliced tri tip steak {Or your favorite steak}
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 C chopped tomato
  • ½ C toasted slivered almonds
  • ½ C sliced roasted red pepper
  • ½ C dried cherries
  • ½ C Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • spring greens and romaine
Dressing
  • ¾ C Avocado oil 
  • ⅓ C lime juice
  • ⅓ C lemon juice
  • 3 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp dried minced onion
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 Tbsp white vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/8 tsp spicy brown mustard
Instructions
Dressing
  1. Place all ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Assemble salad, finish it off with the steak and pour dressing over it.
  4. Enjoy!
 So, what do you think? Would this fill you up? If you've had Cubby's salad, than you have to give this a try & let me know how it compares! I hope you enjoy:)!
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