Marinated beef salad

Yes, pesto makes a great marinade for any meat. Combine that with all the different ways you may want to cook the meat (roast, BBQ, fry, stew etc) and you have enough dishes to try out for at least a month.

yummy!
yummy!

The great thing about salad is it doesn’t require a lot of meat. When storing away your meat in the freezer, I suggest packing some salad size portions. No need to defrost half a kilo of meat just to get a small cut for a salad.

This will also save you a lot of time when it’s time to defrost. I prefer to defrost meat in the fridge (if I’m using it a day later) or just in some water at room temperature, the small portions defrost faster.  

Faster Meals Tip 3: Marinate ahead of time. Either in the morning before you leave the house or the night before and store in the fridge. Even better, you can store the meat in the freezer already marinated, so all you do in the morning is pull it out to defrost

the great thing about salad is it doesn't need a lot of meat. Spoon the desired amount of pesto...
the great thing about salad is it doesn’t need a lot of meat. Spoon the desired amount of pesto…
... use your hands to spread it on, then refrigerate for the day or overnight
… use your hands to spread it on, then refrigerate for the day or overnight
when it's time to cook, place the meat in a pan with a bit of out on medium to low heat, want it to cook slowly
when it’s time to cook, place the meat in a pan with a bit of oil on medium to low heat, you want it to cook slowly
while the meat is cooking prep the other salad ingredients. Wash greens, chop tomatoes and onions
while the meat is cooking prep the other salad ingredients. Wash greens, chop tomatoes and onions

 Faster Meals Tip 4: Make it a salad! It’s just faster.

don't forget to check on the meat often, turn it over to cook the other side
don’t forget to check on the meat, turn it over to cook the other side
when it's done, set it aside and let it rest for 3 minutes before you cut it up
when it’s done, set it aside and let it rest for 3 minutes before you cut it up
then cut it...
then cut it…
add to the salad mix and serve with your preferred dressing
… add to the salad mix and serve with your preferred dressing

I served this with a store bought Italian dressing

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