This recipe is directly from Colleen over at Culinary Colleen. She was a featured Co-Host of mine on 5/58/12 be sure to go take a look at her blog and yummy recipes and be sure to tell her this Momma sent you!! Thanks for another awesome recipe addition Colleen!

Dressing/Steak Marinade

  • ½ c. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ c. red wine vinegar
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • ¼ of a small onion, grated
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • 1 c. dry couscous (I used whole wheat, but regular would work too)
  • Chicken broth (~1 ½ c. to cook the couscous)
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • ½ of a large cucumber, chopped
  • ½ c. fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • ½ c. crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ – ¾ c. dressing (above)


  • 1.5 lbs. flank steak
  • ½ – ¾ c. steak marinade (above)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Whisk together all of the dressing/marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper, to taste.


Marinade the steak in ½ – ¾ c. of the dressing for several hours or overnight. I ended up marinating mine over night!

Cook the couscous according to the package directions, but use chicken broth as the cooking liquid rather than water (tastes MUCH better).

When the couscous has cooled completely, toss it with the tomatoes, cucumber, mint, and feta. Add about ½ – ¾ c. of the dressing (to taste) and toss gently. This is where I changed it up a bit, I knew my hubby wouldn’t like the CousCous cold so I added the tomatoes and the dressing to the CousCous while it cooked (I omitted the cucumbers because who likes cucumbers cooked!!)

Let the marinated steak sit out at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Then, take it out of the marinade and sprinkle it liberally with salt and pepper. Grill the steak about 7 minutes on each side (depending on thickness) until medium-rare/medium. I used a grill pan with my grill press!! AWESOMENESS!

Let the cooked steak rest for several minutes. Then, slice it thinly across the grain. Serve the sliced steak over the couscous.

Let me tell you, this marinade was awesome!! I will surly be making this again, I even want to try it on chicken!! My hubby didn’t like CousCous last time I made it and he liked this so that’s a good sign right!! I think the only thing I would do differently is use a different cut of meat only because I’m so picky with my steak! LOL….tomorrow I’m going to use the leftover CousCous Salad and serve it over greens!! YUMMO!! Thanks again Colleen!! Make sure you visit Culinary Colleen and tell her this Momma sent you!! One more for you!