On Mother’s Day, when I could ask for any dinner I wanted and my husband would make it, this is what I requested.
We don’t eat a lot of red meat in our house, but when we do, this is my favorite way to eat it. Instead of steaks for everyone, we get one high-quality sirloin steak, grill it, and serve it sliced on a big mound of salad. The light citrus dressing is perfect, and the mango gives this salad a sweet touch. This recipe is one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations.
Mango Avocado Steak Salad Price Breakdown
This meal is a big splurge in my house, although it would cost a lot more for us to serve up four steaks instead of one. The total cost of this meal is $15.13, with the steak accounting for more than half of that price tag. This salad yields 4 adult-sized portions, and each portion costs $3.78. I could have bought cheap steak and saved some money, but this is an area where I think it pays to buy the highest-quality food. It’s a lot cheaper to have a meal like this on a special occasion than to go out to a restaurant. And at a restaurant, I wouldn’t have been able to order this very salad, which was exactly what I wanted on Mother’s Day!
Adapted from Real Simple.