Here’s my attempt at a DIY.
I was on pinterest trying to figure out what to make for dinner and I came across a grilled chicken avocado salsa recipe. Personally, I don’t necessarily enjoy chicken so I used steak instead and therefore didn’t follow their measurements and recipe exactly.
Here’s what you’ll need/Here’s what I used and you can adjust accordingly
- 2 medium sized glass bowls (for mixing and marinating)
- cutting board & knife
- two avocados
- four 4 0z. NoName Steaks (whatever brand of steak you buy is fine)
- two tomatoes
- two limes
- 1 cup of chopped cilantro (or as much as you’d like)
- crushed black pepper (to taste)
- 1Tbsp. coarse kosher salt & regular salt (to taste)
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 cup of olive oil
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
Let’s get cookin’
Here are all of the ingredients I used – minus the steak.
First, make sure your meat is thawed.
Then, we’re going to make the marinade for the steak. I let it sit for about an hour in the marinade and it tasted amazing, however it is recommended when marinating something that it should be put in the refrigerator overnight.
What I did first was use about 1/2 a cup of the chopped cilantro and placed it in one of the glass bowls I have shown above. I then cut two limes in half and set one aside for later. I used two halves and squeezed the juice onto the cilantro in the glass bowl, like so:
Next I added one tablespoon of Kosher coarse salt,
one teaspoon of onion powder,
half a cup of olive oil,
a dash of pepper and
half a teaspoon of cumin.
After I mixed it all together I added my steak and it looked like this:
I then placed it in the refrigerator for one hour. Most people marinate their meat by placing it in plastic Ziploc bags but I prefer glass bowls.
While it was marinating I made the avocado salsa.
First, I started by cutting my avocados in half and removing the seed. Then I diced the avocados and placed them in the second glass bowl like this:
After the diced avocados, I then took my two tomatoes and diced them as well and added them into the bowl. Then I took the other half cup of chopped cilantro and threw it into the bowl too.
I then squeezed the other two halves of lime juice into the bowl and added a little bit of salt and pepper to taste, along with 1 teaspoon of garlic powder and mixed. This is the result:
Because I don’t have a grill I like to cook my steak on the stovetop so I simply placed all four steaks on a pan and cooked them medium rare.
I didn’t get a good final product picture because the lighting in my apartment sucks after 7 in the evening but here it is!
Hope this was easy enough to follow, and I also hope you enjoy it if you try!