Steak Salad with Arugula, Caramelized Onion and Parmesan
A simple and delicious physique-friendly recipe to get you reacquainted with your soon-to-be-favorite source of protein
* 8 oz filet mignon, sliced in half to make 2 4-oz portions
* 4 small handfuls arugula
* 1 lemon, juiced
* 1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
* 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
* 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
* Kosher salt and cracked black pepper
1/ Caramelize onion by heating a medium size saute pan to medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and cook onion until it is light golden brown.
2/ Heat grill to high heat. Season filet mignon with salt and cracked black pepper. Grease grill lightly. Grill steak until desired temperature.
3/ Toss arugula with lemon juice and olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Place steak slices on top of the salad. Top with warm caramelized onions and garnish with freshly grated (or shaved) Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts (per serving): 511 calories, 27 g protein, 7 g carbs, 41 g fat, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 152 mg sodium
Red meat is a rich source of heme iron, the type found in animal products and which is the most bio-available to the human body. According to research published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, up to 46 % of female athletes between the ages 18 and 41 are iron-deficient.