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Steak Salad
with apples / roasted sweet potatoes / walnuts

Active: 30 minTotal: 1 hr

This warm entree salad is surprisingly satisfying thanks to the layers of flavors provided by a few favorite cool weather ingredients.
Smarts: Use tart apples to balance the natural sweetness of roasted sweet potatoes.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Steak Salad with Apples and Sweet Potatoes:
  • Parsley - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 3 Tbsp
  • Oil, cooking - 3 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 2 Tbsp
  • Steak, sirloin, flank or skirt - 1 1/4 lbs
  • Walnut halves - 1/2 cup
  • Apples - 1, sliced (preferably a tart variety like Granny Smith)
  • Baby spinach - 6 oz
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes (ingredients listed separately) - ~3 cups
Roasted Sweet Potatoes (for 2 nights):
  • Sweet potatoes - 3 lbs, peeled and cubed
  • Foil - for roasting
  • Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
Balsamic Vinaigrette:
  • Shallots - 1 clove, diced
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 3 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 4 Tbsp

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Marinate steak - (If prepping before cooking, get oven heating first.) Chop parsley. Combine parsley, aminos, first part of cooking oil, and vinegar (portion for salad). Add steak and turn to coat in marinade. Tenderize steak with a fork. Marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 day. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  2. Walnuts - If you’d like walnuts for the salad toasted, toast in a dry skillet over medium heat. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Sweet potatoes / Shallots - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Make vinaigrette - (Double if making Wednesday night’s meal.) Whisk together shallots, vinegar (portion for vinaigrette), and mustard. Add olive oil (portion for vinaigrette) while whisking. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  5. Apples - Slice apples.

Make

  1. Heat oven to 450F / 232C.
  2. Spread potatoes out on a sheet pan. Cover tightly with foil and roast for 10 minutes covered. (Watch this video on roasting at high heat for tips.)
  3. While potatoes roast, remove steak from marinade (discard marinade). Season steak on both sides with some salt and pepper.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add second part of cooking oil and then steak to heated pan. Sear steak for ~4 minutes on each side. Lower heat to medium, cover with a lid or foil, and cook until it reaches desired level of doneness. Medium-rare: 130F / 54C degrees (~3 minutes); Medium: 140F / 60C degrees (~5 minutes); Well-done: 160F / 71C degrees (~7 minutes).
  5. Transfer steak to a cutting board. Cover and let rest while potatoes finish roasting.
  6. Take potatoes out of oven and remove foil. Toss potatoes with olive oil (portion for potatoes) and season with some salt and pepper.
  7. Return potatoes to oven and roast, uncovered, until tender, 8 to 10 minutes more.
  8. When potatoes are finished, set half aside for Tuesday night’s meal.
  9. Assemble salads by topping spinach with apples, walnuts, and sweet potatoes. Slice steak and serve on top. Drizzle with vinaigrette (reserve half if doubled). Enjoy!

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Reviews

This meal has 51 reviews

My balsamic vinaigrette marinade ended up being a little overpowering. Other than that, it was a nice, simple meal.

By: Brenda
Posted: Jan 11, 2019
Diet: Paleo

Very good, used slivered almonds and a better cut of steak. Was delicious

By: David
Posted: Jan 10, 2019
Diet: Paleo

I’m not big on salads but I loved this one!

By: Erin
Posted: Jan 10, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

Holy Schnikies that was GOOD. Everything melded perfectly together. This will definitely be one of our favorites!

By: Michael
Posted: Jan 10, 2019
Diet: Original

Really liked this. Would also happily eat it without the steak too - either as a side (remember for when I’m asked to bring a salad for a family dinner) or as a lunch. Maybe with walnuts to add some crunch (also like another reviewer’s idea Of adding pomegranate)

By: Tiffany
Posted: Jan 09, 2019
Diet: Original

Really yummy combo. Loved the steak marinade.

By: Jeanine
Posted: Jan 09, 2019
Diet: Original