black & blue.

For those of you who were a fan of the Backstreet Boys, you’re going to be disappointed by this post. It is not going to discuss the noteworthy 2000 album. It is, however, going to tell you how to make the best salad known to man. And that’s coming from someone who refers to vegetables as rabbit food.

Why is it called black & blue? Well because it has steak (black) and blue cheese! Yum!

rabbit food
This isn’t the salad this post is about. I was too hungry to snap a photo last night. This was today’s lunch. #sorrynotsorry

Here’s the cast of characters:

spinach, or your choice of lettuce
1/4 cup red onion slices
10 grape tomatoes
1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles 
1 slab of london broil, marinated in mesquite marinade mix
1/2 cup of Annie’s Naturals Lite Raspberry Vinaigrette

Basically, I prepared the salad while the boy pan-fried the london broil. Man, he can cook a mean london broil. The trick is to not overcook it. Since it’s such a cheap piece of meat (hey – everyone has to ball on a budget from time to time), you have to leave some pink in the middle or it’ll taste like shoestrings according to Shane.

Once everything was mixed together, I laid thinly sliced pieces of steak on top of the salad and viola! It was amazing! The sweetness of the vinaigrette complimented the spiciness of the mesquite. I will definitely fix it again!

Word of warning – be careful implementing spinach into your diet if you aren’t a big herbivore (rawr). While it’s full of yummy goodness and is low-cal, it is known to cause bloating, gas, and uncomfortable moments between you and your boyfriend on the couch watching Dancing with the Stars. Yes, we watched Dancing with the Stars and yes, I sang along when they danced to Let it Go from Frozen.

Oh, & for you disappointed BSB fans, don’t say I never gave you anything: