The sun is shinning warm and bright here on the campus of Oklahoma State. The high winds have been replaced with a nice breeze and on days like today you know the summer-time is coming. 🙂

Earlier this week I eat at Panera Bread and ordered their new Steak and White Cheddar Panini, choose the pick two, was kind of upset they didn’t have a beef salad so ordered their new spring salad. The combo was just so tasty, I decided I wanted to try and re-create it, wa-la, here is my twist on easy Steak and Fun Salad!

You’ll Need:
1 bag spring mix salad
1/2 lb. tenderized round steak
1 bottle Kraft Light Raspberry Vinaigrette with Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 c. orange juice
3-4 clementines
1/2 c.  dried apples
Salt and Pepper to taste

Place tenderized round steak in small container. Add 1/2 cup vinaigrette and 1/4 c orange juice and allow to marinade for 3o minutes. Drain juice and pan-fry in a none-stick skillet with a few teaspoons of oil to keep from sticking. Cook for 2-3 minutes a side depending on the thickness of the meat. Place on paper-towel covered plate and pat excess oil off with another paper towel. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cut into very small thin pieces. Allow to cool.

Peel clementines, and toss rest of ingredients together in a salad bowl, drizzling with raspberry vinaigrette.(I love the raspberry vinaigrette, and I think you will too!)

Serve as a simple one-course meal, or as a side dish to a fun sandwich like I had at panera. The flavors are so light and spring-y! Gave me a taste into the fun summer dishes to come. I’m ready to say good-bye to hotter dishes of winter, and hello to spring flavor!

Hope you enjoy!



bag spring mix salad = $3.11
tenderized round steak = $2.55
bottle Kraft Light Raspberry Vinaigrette = $3.19
orange juice = $0.89
clementines = $0.75
dried apples = $0.35
Total = $$10.85/5 = $2.71 a serving