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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

This was lovely. Will totally make again. Heated up the dressing cause we don't like raw onions/shallots

By: Brooke
Posted: Feb 11, 2019
Diet: Paleo

Meh, this just didn't quite work for me as well as I thought it would.

By: Scott
Posted: Jan 30, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

Loved this salad! I would have given it a 5, but I mistakenly put a whole shallot in the dressing, so it was too sharp and pasty. I’ll definitely make this again, but with the proper portions of dressing.

By: Kindra
Posted: Jan 27, 2019
Diet: Original

Really yummy winter salad. Would 1.5x or double the dressing next time.

By: Jenn
Posted: Jan 20, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

All the elements played so well together. This was delicious

By: Mary
Posted: Jan 18, 2019
Diet: Original

Loved this. Didn't have a shallot, but didn't think the dressing needed it. The steak was wonderful and would make again even without the salad.

By: Kellie
Posted: Jan 18, 2019
Diet: Original