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Grilled Steak Salad
with corn / tomatoes / shallot vinaigrette

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The warm, grilled steak served over fresh summery ingredients will make this salad a staple for the warmer months. This meal was last featured in 2020.
Smarts #1: Want to add even more crunch? This salad would be great with crushed tortilla chips tossed in with the fresh ingredients (use them in addition to or instead of the pepitas).
Smarts #2: If you can get fresh corn on the cob, you can char the cobs on the grill at the same time as the steak and then slice the corn off the cobs for the salad. This will give the salad even more smoky flavor. 

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Shallot Vinaigrette:
  • Shallots - 2 cloves, diced
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 Tbsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 4 Tbsp
Grilled Steak Salad:
  • Celery - 2 stalks, thinly sliced
  • Corn kernels, fresh or frozen - 2 cups
  • Steak, sirloin, flank, or skirt - 1 1/4 lbs
  • Lettuce, green leaf - 8 oz, chopped (sub mixed greens or baby spinach)
  • Tomatoes, cherry or grape - 1 1/2 cups, halved
  • Avocados - 1, cubed
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Shallot Vinaigrette (ingredients listed separately) - 1 Tbsp + 5 Tbsp
  • Pepitas / pumpkin seeds - 1/4 cup

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Prep

  1. If prepping right before cooking, get grill heating before continuing with prep.

  2. Celery / Shallots - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together shallots, vinegar, mustard, and honey. Add olive oil while whisking. Season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  4. Corn - If using fresh corn, slice kernels off cobs. If using frozen corn, defrost in the microwave. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

  5. Steak - Tenderize steak with a fork and season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  6. Lettuce / Tomatoes / Avocados / Green onions - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat up grill to 500F / 260C.

  2. Clean grates and brush with some cooking oil. Add steak to heated grill. Grill steak for ~3 minutes on each side with the cover closed. Continue cooking until it reaches desired level of doneness. In the last minute of cooking brush both sides of the steak with the first portion of shallot vinaigrette. Medium-rare: 130F / 54C degrees (~3 minutes); Medium: 140F / 60C degrees (~6 minutes); Well-done: 160F / 71C degrees (~10 minutes).

  3. Remove steak from heat and transfer to a serving plate. Let steak rest, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes.

  4. While steak rests, toss lettuce with celery, corn, tomatoes, avocados, green onions, and pepitas. Add second portion of shallot vinaigrette until dressed to your liking.

  5. Slice steak and serve on top of salad. Enjoy!

Prep

  1. Celery / Shallots - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together shallots, vinegar, mustard, and honey. Add olive oil while whisking. Season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Corn - If using fresh corn, slice kernels off cobs. If using frozen corn, defrost in the microwave. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

  4. Steak - Tenderize steak with a fork and season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  5. Lettuce / Tomatoes / Avocados / Green onions - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Brush with some cooking oil and add steak. Sear steak on both sides. Continue cooking until it reaches desired level of doneness. In the last minute of cooking brush both sides of the steak with the first portion of shallot vinaigrette. Medium-rare: 130F / 54C degrees (~3 minutes); Medium: 140F / 60C degrees (~6 minutes); Well-done: 160F / 71C degrees (~10 minutes).

  2. Remove steak from heat and transfer to a serving plate. Let steak rest, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. While steak rests, toss lettuce with celery, corn, tomatoes, avocados, green onions, and pepitas. Add second portion of shallot vinaigrette until dressed to your liking.

  4. Slice steak and serve on top of salad. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (31)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (8)

Most Helpful

Added a little bit more oil and vinegar to the dressing/marinade. Followed the recipe otherwise. Grilled the corn and cut off husk for salad - so good!

By: Alyssa
Posted: May 30, 2022
Diet: Gluten-free
1 Helpful

12 reviews

Everything I’m looking for in a cooksmarts summer salad. Love lentils, corn, tomatoes and shallots. Yum.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Jun 24, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

I had the thickest flank steak ever and couldn't figure out how long to cook it. I struggle with checking temps. Never seems to work for me. Anyway, flavors were good on this but I'd prefer a different preparation for steak.

By: Angela
Posted: Jun 14, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was exactly what I happened to be craving today, so I loved it!

By: Jenna
Posted: Jun 13, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

I loved this! Salad with steak?! Yes please! Kids didn't like it as much, but ate the steak!

By: Mary
Posted: Jun 08, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The dressing on this was fantastic!

By: Kate
Posted: Jun 06, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was amazing! I haven’t been eating steak at all for several months, so it was super delicious! We also made chicken for my daughter because she doesn’t eat beef. It was really good too!

By: Aimee
Posted: Jun 06, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful