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Alea's Fiesta Steak and Pasta Salad


  • 12 oz noodles (Use brown rice pasta to make this gluten-free)
  • 8 - 10 oz. cooked steak, diced
  • 1 cup tomato, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (or 2 tablespoons dried)
  • 2/3 cup vegetable or tomato juice
  • Zest and juice of one lime (use this tip when limes are on sale)
  • 2 tablespoons honey or sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram


  • Cook the noodles according to the package directions.
  • While the noodles are cooking, dice the steak and veggies and place them in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine tomato juice, lime juice, honey, and spices.
  • When the noodles are done cooking, place them in a strainer and run them under cold water until they are cool to the touch.
  • Add the noodles to the bowl and toss. Pour dressing over the steak and pasta. Toss until all of the ingredients are well coated.
  • This can be eaten immediately, but I think it tastes best after being refrigerated for at least 2 hours.