Steak and Olive Hors d'oeuvres with Fig Dressing

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 40 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 55 min.
A light and delicious way to get your red meat—steak tossed in a tangy dressing and mixed with olives, sweet peppers, and baby greens.


  • Dressing1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup minced, roasted sweet peppers
  • 1/4 cup finely crumbled smoked cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 dried California Calimyrna figs, stemmed and chopped
  • Salad12 oz New York or sirloin steak
  • 24 pitted Kalamata olives, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped or sliced roasted whole sweet peppers
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 16 Belgium endive leaves
  • 8 cups mixed baby greens
  • 8 dried California Calimyrna figs, halved


  • DressingCombine all ingredients except figs in blender; process until smooth. Add chopped figs and process until minced. Chill.
  • SaladSauté, broil, or grill steak to medium rare (145°F). Cool to room temperature. Remove any fat and slice thin.
  • Turn into mixing bowl and mix lightly with sliced olives, red peppers, olive oil, parsley, and seasonings.
  • Divide steak mixture and spoon onto endive leaves; top with fig half. Arrange on platter lined with greens. Spoon dressing over all and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 521
  Calories from Fat 391 (75%)
(67%) Total Fat 44g
(37%) Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
(15%) Cholesterol 45mg
(29%) Sodium 698mg
(29%) Potassium 1012mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
(35%) Dietary Fiber 9g
Sugars 9g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(29%) Protein 14g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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