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Cocoa Rubbed Steak with Avocado Strawberry Salsa

Cocoa Rubbed Steak with Avocado Strawberry Salsa

CUISINE

American

PREP

35 minutes

COOK

20 minutes

SERVINGS

2 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 Sweet Potato, Sliced
  • 1 Tsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Avocado, Diced
  • 1 Cup Strawberries, Diced
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro, Minced
  • 1/4 Cup Onion, Minced
  • 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 Tsp Honey

Directions:

Sweet Potatoes
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Slice sweet potatoes and put in large bowl.
  3. Coat sliced sweet potatoes lightly in oil olive, season with salt and pepper.
  4. Spread out sweet potatoes on lined baking sheet.
  5. Roast on baking sheet for 20 minutes.
Steak
  1. Heat grill to 300ºF.
  2. In small bowl, combine cocoa powder, sugar and spices, mix together.
  3. Rub steak with mix.
  4. Cook steak until desired doneness.
Salsa
  1. Dice avocados, onions and berries.
  2. In medium bowl, mix diced avocado, onion and berries.
  3. Add in lime juice and honey.
  4. Mix together lightly.

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Cocoa rubbed steak with avocado strawberry salsa is a game changing duo.

This flavor combo is overwhelmingly delicious and FULL of antioxidants. Have you ever used cocoa for more than baking? I hadn’t until I tried this steak rub. Don’t worry the steak doesn’t taste like chocolate but instead it brings out a rich savory flavor.

And why limit salsa to just chips? It’s a great topping full of nutrient dense ingredients. It paired great with the steak and veggies.

If you’re a meat and potatoes person, this really changes things up!

Cocoa Rubbed Steak with Avocado Strawberry Salsa Nutrition Info:

Strawberries: excellent source of vitamin C and manganese, and also contain decent amounts of folate and potassium. These berries are also rich in antioxidants and plant compounds, and may have benefits for heart health and blood sugar control.

Cocoa: Unsweetened cocoa powder is low in calories and packed with minerals and antioxidants. The polyphenols (antioxidants) in cocoa powder are called flavonoids. Flavonoids are specifically found in the nonfat portions of the cocoa bean. Flavonoids have been shown to reduce the blood’s ability to clot, decreasing the risk of stroke and heart attacks.

Sweet Potatoes: contain a good amount of fiber as well as vitamin A, Vitamin C, manganese and several other vitamins and minerals.

Steak: Red meat gets a bad name generally because it does have higher amounts of cholesterol and saturated fat than other proteins. Steak is still a great option for protein, B vitamins, and various minerals, so opt for the leaner cuts.

P.S Fatty cuts of steak are also lower in protein than leaner cuts of the same size because fat takes up more weight. Also, don’t forget to clean your grill!

Try this cocoa rubbed steak with avocado strawberry salsa on salad, check out this steak salad recipe!

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