Sirloin with Tomato, Olive, and Feta Topping


Experience the essence of the Mediterranean right in your own home with this excellent entrée.


2 medium garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound boneless top sirloin steak, all visible fat discarded, cut into 4 pieces
2 cups grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons chopped kalamata olives, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Cooking Instructions

Vegetable oil spray

In a large airtight plastic bag, combine the garlic, oregano, lemon zest, lemon juice, and pepper. Add the steak and turn to coat. Seal the bag and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 8 hours, turning occasionally.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the topping ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Drain the steaks. Discard the marinade.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Remove from the heat and lightly spray with vegetable oil spray (being careful not to spray near a gas flame). Cook the steaks for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until the desired doneness. (Or grill or broil 5 to 6 inches from the heat as directed.)

To serve, place each steak on a plate. Spoon the topping over each serving.

Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
Total Fat
6.0 g
Saturated Fat
2.0 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat
2.5 g
48 mg
145 mg
6 g
1 g
3 g
26 g
23 mg
565 mg

Dietary Exchanges

1 vegetable, 3 lean meat

This recipe is reprinted with permission from the American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook, Third Edition, Copyright © 2006 by the American Heart Association. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. Available from booksellers everywhere.