My favorite crunchy salad becomes so much more interesting with just a few slices of medium rare soy-sauce-flavored tri-tip.
Buy a pound or pound and a half chunk of tri-tip beef.
1/2-1 c. low sodium soy sauce
1/2 – 1 c. red wine
2 cloves garlic, mashed
coarse ground pepper
2 tbsp tomato paste, if you have it
2 tbsp olive oil
Preheat oven to 350-375.
(Even briefly marinated seems to result in flavorful meat)
Roast in a small pan in the marinade for 30-40 minutes or until thermometer stuck in thickest part reads 140-150.
Cool slightly and slice, serving on top of a salad:
crunchy sliced romaine lettuce
sliced spring onions, or minced red onion
Quartered slices English cucumber
Optional: crumbled blue cheese
Dress simply with splash of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.