Sirloin Pita Salad Sandwich

3 Nov

The Earl of Sandwich had no idea the versatile food trend he began with the first sandwich in the 18th century. Sandwiches are usually served at our house when we don’t have time to sit around the table and enjoy a meal or when I’m just too busy to cook (my favorite excuse!). Hamburgers are known to be the all-American favorite sandwich!

Since November 3rd is declared National Sandwich Day, I’m planning to try a new sandwich recipe that I found at Dairy Makes Sense.

Sirloin Pita Salad Sandwich
For the dressing:
2 (8oz) containers of fat-free plain yogurt
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon minced parsley
tablespoon minced chive
1 teaspoon dried oregano
For the sandwich:
1/2 pound sirloin or rib-eye steak,trimmed
1/4 teaspoon salt
18 teaspoon pepper
4 (4 inch) whole wheat pita bread rounds,cut in half moons
2 1/2 cups mixed salad greens (such asw arugula,radiccio and baby spinach leaves)
2/3 cup crumbled Blue cheese
1/2 small red onion,sliced and separated into rings
8 cherry tomatoes,halved

Preparation:
Spoon yogurt into medium bowl and stir in garlic,parsley,chive and oregano until well blended. Set aside.
Rub both sides of steaki with salt and pepper. Heat medium,non-stick skillet over medium heat. Cook steak about 6 minutes on each side (for medium) or until desired. Allow steak to rest 5 minutes befor cutting into thin slices.
Warm pita halves in toaster. Into each pita half, spoon 1/4 of the yogurt dressing,mixed salad greens,Blue cheese,onion,steak and tomato. Spoon additional yogurt dressing over top.
Serves: 4

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