Farmer’s Market Vegetable, Beef & Brown Rice Salad Recipe


Farmers Market Vegetable Salad

Make this healthy, flavorful recipe with fresh vegetables and beef from your local farmer’s market.



  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Beef & Veggies

  • 1 beef top round steak, cut ¾-inch thick (about 1 pound)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cups asparagus pieces (2-inch pieces)
  • 1 medium yellow squash, cut lengthwise in half, then crosswise into ¼-inch thick slices
  • 3 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup canned garbanzo beans, rinsed, drained
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Combine marinade ingredients in small bowl. Place beef steak and ¼ cup marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steak to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 6 hours or as long as overnight. Reserve remaining marinade in refrigerator for dressing.
  2. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade.
  3. Place steak on rack in broiler pan so surface of beef is 2 to 3 inches from heat. Broil 12 to 13 minutes for medium rare doneness, turning once. Remove; keep warm.
  4. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add asparagus and squash; cook and stir 7 to 8 minutes or until tender.
  5. Toss with rice, tomatoes, beans, basil, salt and reserved marinade in large bowl. Carve steak into thin slices. Serve over rice salad.

The Healthy Beef Cookbook, published by John Wiley & Sons

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