Paleo Recipe: Sirloin Steak with Avocado Salsa

When I suggest the paleo diet to my personal training clients, they inevitably ask, “What am I going to eat?” A diet that excludes dairy, grains, legumes, and sugar feels overwhelmingly restrictive at first. However, once they get into the paleo lifestyle, many clients are surprised at how well the are eating. They’re experimenting with exotic spice combinations and often overlooked vegetables like jicama. This recipe is a beautiful example of how old favorites can be refashioned into new, paleo-friendly recipes.

Ingredients for Sirloin Steak with Avocado Salsa

  • 2 sirloin steaks
  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup of celery, sliced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil

Melt one tablespoon of the coconut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Then saute the red bell peppers until just barely tender, about two to three minutes. Set them aside for later. Season the steaks with salt and pepper. Then melt the second tablespoon of coconut oil in the skillet. Brown the sirloins on both sides, approximately two to three minutes per side. Transfer the steaks to a plate, tent with foil, and let them sit for five minutes.

Add the roasted peppers, avocado, green onions, celery, lemon juice, and olive oil to a large bowl. Toss to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cut the steak into slices and serve with the avocado salsa on top. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Paleo Diet Lifestyle and photo courtesy of barron via Flickr’s Creative Commons.