Healthy Grilling Recipe for the weekend/Happy Father’s Day

Federation Friday: Volume 2, Issue 51 - June 19, 2020

Healthy Recipe for the Grill 

Summer is headed our way, quarantine or not. One healthy place to be, for sure, is the grill in our own backyard! Perhaps it is the stars or sun overhead, a fresh breeze or just being out of the house but cooking outdoors just seems to make food taste better. If you are not growing fresh vegetables, head out to the market or local farm and cook up a healthy rainbow of delicious summer meals. Perhaps this recipe will get you going on summertime fun. 

Caprese Salad with Grilled Flank Steak 

This can be served in small portions as an appetizer salad, or in large portions as a whole meal. This recipe is for 4 larger salads. Prep time: 20 mins, Cook time: 10 mins 


  • 2 tomatoes, diced 
  • 1 (4 ounce) ball fresh mozzarella, cut into 1-inch cubes 
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh basil 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, or more to taste 
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1-pound flank steak 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 1 (6.5) bag butter lettuce mix 
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar, or to taste 
  • Olive oil, to taste 

Mix tomatoes, mozzarella, 1 clove minced garlic, basil and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a bowl. Toss to coat, cover, and refrigerate. 

Preheat grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil grate. 

Place steak in a large resealable bag; add 1 clove minced garlic, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and pepper. Seal the bag and distribute the oil mixture over the steak. 

Cook steak on grill to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium. Meat thermometer inserted into the center should read 140°F. Let stand for 5 minutes before thinly slicing across grain. 

Divide lettuce onto 4 serving plates. Drizzle balsamic vinegar and olive oil onto each lettuce portion. Top each salad with ¼ of the steak and ¼ of the tomato and mozzarella mixture. 

Each serving has approximately 321 calories; 24 g total fat; 49 mg cholesterol; 115 mg sodium. 5.8 g carbohydrates; 20.2 g protein 

Enjoy this simple, healthy meal for Father’s Day or any time with family and friends!

 Father’s Day Prayer of Remembering 

“Fathers young, fathers old,
Remembering good times are our gold. 

Value earned through guidance given
Helping us go forth in livin’. 

Each father adding to our trove
A treasure chest of love untold. 

Remembering fathers in our lives
Taking time to realize. 

Fatherly love brings wealth to living
Remembering this, we go forth in giving. 

Fathers young, fathers old
We remember you all 

As life unfolds.” 

– Susan Kramer 



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