May 23, 2009

Balsamic Marinated Steak Kebabs With Greek Salad

This is one yummy way to spice up a boring bit of sirloin. The longer you marinate the meat the more tender and flavourful it will be. For best results, marinate overnight, if not then for at least 4 hours. I love to serve these kebabs with a big fresh Greek salad. The two compliment each other beautifully. If you feel like pushing the boat out, serve with some warm pita bread and Roasted Garlic Hummus. (Next post!)

Serves 4

2lbs boneless top sirloin steak, 1 1/4 inch thick, cut into bite size chunks.
1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
3 Tbls of olive oil
1-1/2 Tbls soy sauce
3 garlic cloves, minced
Black pepper
1 large red onion quartered
4-8 bamboo skewers

8-10 ounces of fresh mixed salad greens
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
4 plum tomatoes, quartered
1/2 English cucumber, halved and sliced diagonally
Kalamata olives, as many as you like
50z good quality crumbled feta cheese
2 Tbls of olive oil mixed with the juice of 1/2 a lemon and a bit of salt and pepper
8 lemon wedges for garnishing

4 round pita breads

24 hours prior to cooking
Mix all marinade ingredients together thoroughly with a generous sprinkling of black pepper
Add steak and place in refrigerator until ready to use

24 hours later
Soak Bamboo skewers in warm water for 30 minutes
Remove steak from the fridge and bring to room temperature
Now is a good time to prepare the salad
Mix all salad ingredients together, remember to reserve a bit of each ingredient to place on top of your salad for decoration. Sprinkle with feta cheese and place in the fridge until ready to serve

By now your steak should be ready for the skewers, or vice versa :)
Thread steak onto skewers alternating with a quartered slice of red onion
Drizzle your griddle with 1 Tbls of olive oil, let it get nice and hot and then gently place your kebabs into the pan. Turn down to a medium heat and cook for about 10 minutes, turning

While the steaks are on, lightly toast your pita breads, cut into wedges and place 3 pieces onto a serving plate

When the kebabs are cooked to your liking, place one or two on top of the pita bread wedges
Serve with the Greek salad and Hummus and garnish with lemon wedges.


  1. I can almost smell the sirloin. Great read!

  2. beautiful recipe,if that tastes as good as it looks then im a happy customer!