You guyyyyyyys! I can't stop eating this salad. It is my new absolute favorite. And because it only has like 5 ingredients, besides the dressing, you can blink twice and it's basically done. Ok, maybe a few more times than that. But, seriously, like 5 minutes tops.
When it comes to ANYTHING beef, I always turn to Pioneer Woman first, because her hubby is a cattle rancher and they like live and breathe beef. If you've never tried her Perfect Pot Roast, I strongly urge you to. It is heaven on a plate; best roast I have ever had. Ever!
So, after you get everything prepped, throw the dressing together. It's a little tangy, a little sweet, a little gingery and goes perfectly with beef. You will use some to marinate the meat and the rest you'll
Steak and Blue Cheese Salad
2 steaks (Ree suggests rib-eye or strip steaks, I just get whatever looks good)
for the dressing/marinade:
3/4 cup light olive oil
3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. lime juice (about 1 lime)
2 Tbsp. sugar
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
1 tsp. salt
fresh ground pepper
for the salad:
lettuce mix (whatever floats your boat, I like romaine and arugula or just arugula)
cherry tomatoes, halved
thinly sliced red onion
about 4 oz. blue cheese, crumbled (or more if you want leftovers)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Combine all the dressing ingredients together in a mason jar. Twist on the lid and shake vigorously. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
Place steak in a zip-loc bag and add about 1/3-1/2 of the marinade. Seal and marinate in refrigerator for about 2 hours.
When you're ready, preheat grill and cook steak over medium-high heat about 2-4 minutes per side, depending on how pink you want it. Remove from heat and let it rest 5 minutes. Thinly slice steak across the grain.
To assemble salads, place a large handful (or more) of lettuce mix on each plate. Top with a good handful of tomatoes, sliced onion and a couple tablespoons each of blue cheese and pecans. Lay the sliced steak on top of everything and add dressing as desired.
SOURCE: Slightly adapted from Pioneer Woman