Steak Salad

Total Time:
15 min
15 min

4 servings

  • 1/2 head romaine lettuce, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 large head Belgian endive, thinly sliced crosswise (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced into rings
  • 3 cups fresh baby arugula
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 ounces Gorgonzola, coarsely crumbled
  • Red Wine Vinaigrette, recipe follows
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound steak (such as New York, rib-eye or filet mignon), pan-fried or grilled and chilled
  • Red Wine Vinaigrette:
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup olive oil

In a large bowl, combine the romaine lettuce, Belgian endive, red onion, baby arugula and cherry tomatoes, and half of the cheese. Toss the salad with enough vinaigrette to coat. Season the salad with salt and pepper, to taste. Arrange the salad on a platter.

Cut the steaks crosswise into thin slices. Arrange the steak slices atop the salad and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Drizzle more vinaigrette over the steak slices and serve.

Red Wine Vinaigrette:

Mix the vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper in a blender. With the machine running, gradually blend in the oil.

Yield: 1 2/3 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

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This was delicious! I took the advice of another reviewer and added a squeeze of Dijon, along with two cloves of minced garlic. The dressing was one of the best I've ever tried, and I'll definitely be making that often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My wife said she loved it, and will make this every week. I normally cook for her on Sundays (since she cooks most every other night of the week), and for her to say this was encouraging to say the least. My variations were to eliminate the blue cheese, and to add black olives. I did season the steak part well with liquid smoke marinade and some other spices.... I also did not use red onion. The vinaigrette was amazing - there's really no reason to buy store stocked salad dressings.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
My boyfriend and I were looking for a simple dinner (he wanted steak) so we compromised on a steak salad and this one was amazing!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My daughter requested a steak salad with tomatoes and blue cheese for her birthday a few weeks ago. I didn't have to look very far as I came upon this recipe. It is delicious. I doubled the recipe as we were feeding 9 people. I portioned it onto the plates, topped it with the grilled steak and cheese. We had plenty. I used tri-tip. This would also be great topped with salmon or chicken. A great versatile salad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great base recipe that can easily be adapted to your tastes. After reading the reviews, I decided to make the vinaigrette as specified (even the 2 tsp salt, which I was thinking would be too much. After tasting it, I decided to add a spoonful of Dijon mustard and a couple of minced garlic, and I was very happy with the result. I don't see a need to reduce the amount of oil or salt. This will be my house dressing from now on, so I am happy it made more than I needed for one meal. As for the salad, today I used packaged mixed greens, red onion, tomato, cucumber, avocado, feta, and grilled tenderloin (which I had seasoned with Montreal Steak Spice. Wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick fresh and healthy summer dinner - yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe, easy to make and very tasty! For all of you who cut down on the dressing: my advice is make the whole amount and keep the leftover for other salads. It is very good on my spinach/mandarin orange/candied almond salad. Anyway, this is a great recipe, even my kids like it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wouldn't change a thing! It's a perfect recipe! The dressing is so light and fresh. Some reviews suggested less oil but I disagree (it's too sour with less oil. I tried it. I also made the mistake of having my butcher slice the steak in strips and then I sautéed them. Although still good, I should have grilled and then sliced. I will do that next time for sure! Giada knows best! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this salad was delicious. i will definitely make it again. i used trader joes bagged organic lettuce mix and followed the recipe exactly. simple, easy, and good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOVE this recipe. I've been making it 3-4 times a month since I found it and no one's grown tired of it. I did make a pretty substantial modification to the dressing though. As others have noted, in the quantity indicated here it would drown the salad (though even before I modified the recipe I served the dressing on the side because everyone in my house has a different amount of dressing that they like on a salad. I changed the dressing to 1/4 C olive oil, 1/4 C Red Wine Vinegar and 3 Tbl. freshly squeezed lemon juice. I left the quantities of salt, pepper and honey as-is. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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