Sunday, December 9, 2012

Easy appetizer: Steak salad on a stick

I normally make a lot of guy food around here. But, yesterday, with a houseful of girls getting facials and hand treatments as part of a Pink Papaya party, I knew I needed to switch up the menu a little. (I may have also used this as an excuse to by Gerbera daisies and fake snow-dusted poinsettias for the table, but whatever.)

But along with the mimosas, cupcakes, cookies, cheese and fruits…there still had to be beef. Obviously. While this was a mid-afternoon soiree and no dinner was served, I still found a way to incorporate a little ZIP (that’s zip, iron and protein) in the form of lean beef.

I present… Steak salad on a stick.

I recommend grilling your favorite lean beef (I used sirloin, because I had a couple on hand), cutting into cubes and then refrigerating until you’re ready for it. You could actually do this the day before to save time.

Then, all you need are some wooden skewers and your favorite salad ingredients cut into skewer-friendly cubes. Lettuce, cherry tomatoes, carrots, mushroom, onions and cheese all work wonderfully. Skewer them up and serve with your favorite dressings. I poured Ranch and Thousand Island into mason jars to pretty it up a little. Ta-da! 


  1. I have been wanting some solid appetizers, but I never can find some that are steak. I love a good steak house and in Los Angeles, there are quite a few of them. Thanks for sharing this information.

  2. Thanks for the comment! I hope you enjoy them!

  3. Thanks for sharing this post with us. It's a wonderful idea to present steak on a stick. I also will try it at home and also recommend to my friend to use it in his restaurant and serve to customer.