That is the steak salad of your goals! It is loaded with a juicy steak, your favourite veggies, and a creamy balsamic French dressing. It makes a scrumptious wholesome lunch or dinner salad!
If I ate this steak salad as soon as a day for the remainder of my life I would be a contented girl. ← reality!
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With Mom’s Day developing, I believed this might make the proper lunch to share with mother. And sure, I do know that steak is often reserved for Father’s Day. However why cannot us mothers have a juicy steak for our day? I feel we have to change the stereotypes. (And might somebody pour me a glass of whiskey whereas we’re at it.)
Fall in love with this steak salad
- The juicy rib-eye steak is pan-seared to absolute perfection. It would not get any higher than this. (And I will share the key of how simple it’s to create this masterpiece steak.)
- Peppery arugula. As a result of arugula is my all-time favourite.
- Creamy avocados. Sure!
- Candy cherry tomatoes.
- Crunchy cucumbers.
- A straightforward to make balsamic French dressing with grainy AND dijon mustard to make it creamy and scrumptious.
Methods to make one of the best pan-seared steak
To make one of the best steak salad, it is advisable to prepare dinner one of the best steak. Fortunately, that is very easy.
- Season your steak nicely. I’ve listed 1/2 teaspoon of salt within the ingredient checklist, however you possibly can double this. The primary time I had a extremely well-seasoned steak, my thoughts was blown. It makes all of the distinction.
- Cook dinner the steak in a blazing sizzling pan. When you’ve got a forged iron pan, use it. I set mine on the component on excessive warmth and do not put the steak within the pan till it is smoking like mad. This loopy excessive warmth is what offers the steak a stunning char with out overcooking it.
- And since you’re utilizing such excessive warmth, oil the steak as a substitute of the pan.
- Ensure the steak you purchase is at the very least 3/4 inch thick. Extra is best.
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If you happen to salt your steak nicely and prepare dinner it rapidly over tremendous excessive warmth, you may have one of the best steak ever to your steak salad. Simply have a look at this attractive steak! ↓
Steak salad dressing
This creamy balsamic French dressing is a favourite of mine and goes completely with this steak salad. Regardless that it is creamy, there isn’t any dairy on this salad dressing.
While you combine dijon mustard with oil it turns into thick and creamy. So thick that you’re going to must whisk in somewhat water to make it pourable. All you want for this dressing is:
- Dijon mustard
- Grainy mustard
- Balsamic vinegar
- Olive oil
When you combine these 4 components collectively and season calmly with salt and pepper, you may simply want so as to add somewhat water to skinny it. A couple of tablespoon will do.
This easy French dressing is one I typically make. Whereas I’ve given the precise portions you want for this steak salad recipe, it is very easy to make a bigger batch. And since it’ll preserve for weeks in your fridge, you possibly can have it readily available at any time when the steak salad temper strikes. (Like, tomorrow.)
Make this steak salad recipe your individual
If there’s one reality about salads, it is this: they’re the masters of flexibility. They’ll deal with swapping components like no person’s enterprise. That is nice information for those who’re rummaging via your fridge attempting to throw a wholesome salad collectively.
As a substitute of:
- Arugula, strive child greens or crunchy romaine
- Cucumbers, strive celery or bell peppers
- Tomatoes, strive mangos or persimmons
- Pink onion, strive radishes
- Avocado … wait, please do not substitute avocado. It is too good!
And to change issues up some extra, somewhat blue cheese or goat cheese is superb sprinkled on high. Particularly the blue cheese. I LOVE blue cheese.
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