I don’t know about you, but I’m a HUGE Olympics fan. My family goes all out and celebrates by making a meal themed to the host country. It’s a favorite tradition of ours!

Since my husband has been to Brazil, I had the inside scoop on traditional Brazilian foods — plus a couple special requests — for the Rio Olympics. The meal turned out to be a hit. (My favorites were the rice & beans and the baked bananas.)

Today I’m sharing the foods I made, with links to the recipes.

With all the steak I cooked, we had TONS of leftovers. I whipped up a salad with it a couple days later, and it was delicious, so I’m sharing it here too. Perfect for the hot summer months!

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Here are the recipes I made for our Brazilian feast:

Grilled Brazilian Picanha – This steak was sooo tender and delicious. Next time I’ll use less salt to make it healthier.

One-Pot Brazilian Rice and Beans with Sausage – My favorite part of the meal! It’s a healthy recipe as is, but I made it even healthier by using brown rice and lean chicken sausage from Trader Joe’s.

Creamy Corn Gratin – A custard-like corn dish with mild flavor.

Easy Brazilian Cheese Bread – This one had mixed reviews due to its chewiness. A great recipe for those with gluten sensitivity.

Dessert: Baked Bananas – A huge hit! We enjoyed these with homemade ice cream, but they were delicious on their own too. One modification to the recipe: I used vanilla extract in place of the rum. You can also cut back on the sugar, or drizzle honey in its place.

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If you find yourself with leftover steak like we did, here’s the perfect recipe to use it up. It makes a great lunch option, or you can make it with freshly grilled steak for a healthy dinner. I’m sharing the recipe as a single serving, but feel free to multiply for however many people will be eating it.

Enjoy!

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Easy Grilled Steak Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Chopped lettuce (I used romaine, but spring mix would be delicious as well)
  • 1/3 cup Grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Crumbled goat cheese
  • 3 oz. Sliced grilled steak (can be served hot or cold)
  • 1 Tbsp Annie's Tuscany Italian dressing, or Italian dressing of your choice

Instructions

  1. Combine lettuce, tomatoes, and goat cheese in a single-serve salad bowl.
  2. Top with steak and dressing; toss to coat.
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Here’s a picture of the dressing I used. I find it in the organic section of my local Kroger, but Annie’s can also be found in the regular dressing aisle at many grocery stores.


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Brazilian Feast Recipe Link-Up + Grilled Steak Salad Recipe