One quick, unique and healthy meal that will liven up your taste buds!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. When cooked, drain, then toss with olive oil, and keep warm.

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  • Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the rib-eye on both sides until rosy-pink in the center, 7 to 10 minutes depending on thickness. Remove steak from skillet and cut into bite-size pieces. Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter in the skillet, and stir in the garlic and shallots. Cook 5 to 10 seconds until fragrant, then return the steak to the pan and cook for another 5 minutes or to desired doneness. Stir in the soy sauce, and cook a few seconds longer, allowing it to evaporate.

  • Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the sun-dried tomato pesto, olives, spinach, basil, parsley, feta cheese and sunflower kernels. Toss with the pasta in a large bowl and serve.

Nutrition Facts

579 calories; 35 g total fat; 73 mg cholesterol; 710 mg sodium. 44.7 g carbohydrates; 24.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2008
This was delicious! My local grocery stores carry sun-dried tomato pesto in the deli and in the pasta sauce aisle (Classico makes a good one) so check both places in case you have trouble locating it. My husband loved this I loved this and the friends I made it for also loved it--you really can't go wrong! Next time I'll use chicken instead of steak but this is a recipe I'll make many more times in the future. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2008
This was very good. The steak was a great addition very different! Thanks! Read More
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129 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 94
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2008
This was delicious! My local grocery stores carry sun-dried tomato pesto in the deli and in the pasta sauce aisle (Classico makes a good one) so check both places in case you have trouble locating it. My husband loved this I loved this and the friends I made it for also loved it--you really can't go wrong! Next time I'll use chicken instead of steak but this is a recipe I'll make many more times in the future. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2008
This was delicious! My local grocery stores carry sun-dried tomato pesto in the deli and in the pasta sauce aisle (Classico makes a good one) so check both places in case you have trouble locating it. My husband loved this I loved this and the friends I made it for also loved it--you really can't go wrong! Next time I'll use chicken instead of steak but this is a recipe I'll make many more times in the future. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2009
Wow where did this come from?!? Sun-dried tomato pesto? Strangely I could only find it at Target. What a surprise! The mix of ingredients was heavenly! FLAT IRON STEAK WAS PERFECT...LESS PREP TOO. I DID CUT BACK THE OIL A BIT. Gimme more from this chef! THIS PICTURE DOES NOT REALLY LOOK LIKE THE DISH....AND THE SPINACH IS NOT PART OF A "SAUCE" it's part of the dish. i used the whole grain penne and LOVED it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2008
I could not find sun-dried tomato pesto at the store so I made my own with a combination of minced sun-dried tomatoes and pesto paste. Not as good as the real thing I am sure but still very tasty! Made a few changes: Used NY Strip steaks instead of rib-eye (delicious!) sauteed the spinach in garlic and olive oil before adding to pasta. Omitted olives added chopped onion and portabella mushroom to the steak instead of shallots. Used fresh grated parmesan cheese instead of feta. Definitely more of an italian taste than greek but was very delicious! Much lighter than I had expected. I will make this again and keep experimenting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2006
This was amazing--I was nervous about using sun-dried tomato pesto (we've never tried it) but it gave such a rich depth to the steak. When my husband came in he said it smelled like a restaurant. It was fun to make and unbelievably good with simple ingredients. I left out the olives and used asiago romano & parmesan cheese instead of the feta but I want to try it with feta. I had a bagged salad I needed to use so I served the pasta/steak mixture on a bed of greens and it was so good even down to the crunch of the sunflower seeds. Fantastic recipe Jennifer! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2006
I was amazed! Not only is it quick and easy but it made my mouth water. I work late but can still come home and make a great meal that everyone enjoys! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2008
I couldn't find the pesto so I used julienned sundried tomatoes and just chopped them up finely. I also added more feta and seasoned the steak with salt pepper and Greek Seasoning (Penzeys.com). Wasn't in the mood for pasta so tossed the meat into spinach leaves chopped fresh tomato cucumber and pepperoncinis for a great warm salad (added a little red wine vinegar). Next time I'll use kalamata olives for more flavor. Will be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2006
What a quick wonderful dish! Whoa! The sun-dried tomato pesto sauce really did it. I look forward to seeing more recipe postings from this user. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/14/2008
This was very good. The steak was a great addition very different! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2008
This is so good. I have made this twice already and love it! I leave out the black olives but that is personal preference. Also the only sun-dried tomato pesto I could find (after searching 3 supermarkets) is made by Classico. The jar is small about half the size of typical spaghetti sauces and will probably be on the top shelf. The pesto is amazing making the dish to die for! Highly recommended... Read More
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