Quick Greek Pasta Salad with Steak Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Quick Greek Pasta Salad with Steak Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Quick Greek Pasta Salad with Steak

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. When cooked, drain, then toss with olive oil, and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the rib-eye on both sides until rosy-pink in the center, 7 to 10 minutes depending on thickness. Remove steak from skillet and cut into bite-size pieces. Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter in the skillet, and stir in the garlic and shallots. Cook 5 to 10 seconds until fragrant, then return the steak to the pan and cook for another 5 minutes or to desired doneness. Stir in the soy sauce, and cook a few seconds longer, allowing it to evaporate.
  3. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the sun-dried tomato pesto, olives, spinach, basil, parsley, feta cheese and sunflower kernels. Toss with the pasta in a large bowl and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 08, 2008

This was delicious! My local grocery stores carry sun-dried tomato pesto in the deli and in the pasta sauce aisle (Classico makes a good one) so check both places in case you have trouble locating it. My husband loved this, I loved this, and the friends I made it for also loved it--you really can't go wrong! Next time, I'll use chicken instead of steak, but this is a recipe I'll make many more times in the future. Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 14, 2008

This was very good. The steak was a great addition, very different! Thanks!


114 Ratings

Aug 18, 2009

Wow, where did this come from?!? Sun-dried tomato pesto? Strangely, I could only find it at Target. What a surprise! The mix of ingredients was heavenly! FLAT IRON STEAK WAS PERFECT...LESS PREP TOO. I DID CUT BACK THE OIL A BIT. Gimme more from this chef! THIS PICTURE DOES NOT REALLY LOOK LIKE THE DISH....AND THE SPINACH IS NOT PART OF A "SAUCE" it's part of the dish. i used the whole grain penne and LOVED it.

Mar 25, 2008

I could not find sun-dried tomato pesto at the store so I made my own with a combination of minced sun-dried tomatoes and pesto paste. Not as good as the real thing I am sure but still very tasty! Made a few changes: Used NY Strip steaks instead of rib-eye (delicious!), sauteed the spinach in garlic and olive oil before adding to pasta. Omitted olives, added chopped onion and portabella mushroom to the steak instead of shallots. Used fresh grated parmesan cheese instead of feta. Definitely more of an italian taste than greek, but was very delicious! Much lighter than I had expected. I will make this again and keep experimenting.

Oct 05, 2006

This was amazing--I was nervous about using sun-dried tomato pesto (we've never tried it) but it gave such a rich depth to the steak. When my husband came in he said it smelled like a restaurant. It was fun to make and unbelievably good with simple ingredients. I left out the olives and used asiago, romano & parmesan cheese instead of the feta, but I want to try it with feta. I had a bagged salad I needed to use, so I served the pasta/steak mixture on a bed of greens and it was so good, even down to the crunch of the sunflower seeds. Fantastic recipe Jennifer!

Sep 20, 2006

I was amazed! Not only is it quick and easy but it made my mouth water. I work late but can still come home and make a great meal that everyone enjoys!

Jun 03, 2008

I couldn't find the pesto, so I used julienned sundried tomatoes and just chopped them up finely. I also added more feta and seasoned the steak with salt, pepper, and Greek Seasoning (Penzeys.com). Wasn't in the mood for pasta, so tossed the meat into spinach leaves, chopped fresh tomato, cucumber, and pepperoncinis for a great warm salad (added a little red wine vinegar). Next time I'll use kalamata olives for more flavor. Will be making this again!

Sep 19, 2006

What a quick, wonderful dish! Whoa! The sun-dried tomato pesto sauce really did it. I look forward to seeing more recipe postings from this user.


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  • Calories
  • 579 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 35 g
  • 54%
  • Fiber
  • 7.9 g
  • 31%
  • Protein
  • 24.5 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 710 mg
  • 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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