Italian Rib Eye with Sun Dried Tomato Topping

This  recipe sounds much more complicated than it actually is and I  must say it’s pretty darn scrumptious… 

Italian Rib Eye

4 big rib eye steaks

1 1/2 cups olive oil

the juice from 1 meyer lemon

1 tbsp basil

1 tbsp oregano

ground black pepper to taste

sea salt to taste

Mix all marinade ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.  Add steaks and mix together with your hands to make sure all the steaks are well coated.  Leave in the fridge for at least 45 minutes but the best would be for a day.  Broil or grill for 7-10 minutes per side depending on thickness for a nice medium rare steak.  For rare cook for 4-6 minutes each side. 

Sun Dried Tomato Topping

In a food processor throw in 1 jar of sun dried tomatoes and 1/2 a jar of garlic stuffed green olives.  Pulse until roughly chopped and serve on top of steaks. 

My husband being a MEAT guy liked the steaks better without the topping but I LOVED the topping and so did my boys.  My 2 year old, as you can see from the pics, was eating the topping with a spoon!! 

I served the steak with baked winter squash and steamed collard greens.  Enjoy!

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  1. Adam Christiansen says

    This is kind of random, but with the onset of spring/summer, what would your ideas for picnic foods be?

    • Sarah says

      Hi Adam!
      Sorry for the late reply on this, but for picnics, I usually make a big chicken salad with sundried tomatoes, apples, and walnuts or almonds. I’ll also pack some veggies and make some red pepper dip (the recipe for this in my super bowl post). Fruit of course is great, salami, deli meats, dried fruit, nuts, jerky, and whatever else is easy to pack in a tupperware and go! Next time we picnic, I’ll do a blog post on it. I hope this helps!

  2. says

    Hi Sarah,
    Just discovered your blog through the guys at Paleolithic Solution podcast. Everyday Paleo is beautiful and practical at the same time.I’ve been dabbling in paleo eating for quite some time but have just begun a 30 day pure paleo challenge – I’ll be definitely trying some of your recipes and picking up that women’s world magazine. My healthy living blog has been up for a couple of months now. If you want to visit you can check it out at

  3. Dave says

    great recipe but what the hell are collared greens, i hear it all the time in songs & in movies but being Australian i don’t think i’ve ever seen anything at the supermarket called collared greens. either they have a different name (like red peppers/capsicum) or you can’t get them here. could you substitute with spinach or just a salad or something?

    • Sarah says

      Hey Dave! Collard greens are in the same family as kale, chard, mustard greens, and beet greens. Any greens will do, like the spinach you mentioned would be great!! Yeah, I’m not sure about the availablity of chard in Australia but if you ever want me to come and visit, I’ll bring you some!! : ) Here’s a link to more info about collard greens.

  4. Dave says

    thanks for the link, i’ll just see what i can find, i’m sure there will be something around here i can use, just probably not in the big supermarkets, might have to go to a more local veggie shop.

  5. michelle willen says

    Just stumbled onto this website and being a “kinda” health nut-though not militant about it -I just want to know -what is this “Paleo” thing? An eating pattern, lifestyle, philosphy? Just very curious… thanks for any insight! By the way, the recipes look amazing!

    • Sarah says

      Hi Michelle!
      Paleo eating in a nutshell is going back to our hunter gatherer days and eating foods that are not processed, therefore eating lean meats, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds (also other “good fats” such as olive oil, cocount oil, and avocados). There is amazing scientific research that is showing that by avoiding grains, sugars, and starchy foods our bodies are able to not only stay lean and muscular but also help avoid and even reverse serious disease such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. For more detailed information I suggest you visit the following sites:
      Good luck!!

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