This steak salad & chimichurri dressing is an easy and quick way to get dinner on the table on busy weeknights. The steak makes this salad a meal, and the chimichurri dressing makes it special. The only cooking involved for this delicious dinner is grilling the steaks, and once the grill is preheated, that only takes a few minutes. Enjoy!
Chimichurri Salad Dressing Ingredients
¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
2 tbsp. Finely Chopped Parsley
1 Small Garlic Clove, grated or minced finely
½ tsp. Dried Oregano
¼ tsp. Kosher Salt, or to taste
¼ tsp. Black Pepper, or to taste
Pinch Crushed Red Pepper, optional
Steak and Salad Ingredients
1 – 1½ lb. Top Sirloin Steak, boneless, choose a thick cut
¼ – ½ tsp. of Kosher Salt
12 oz. Salad Mix (lettuce, carrots, radishes, etc.)
1-2 Large Tomatoes, sliced, quartered or chopped
3-4 oz. Croutons
Parmesan Cheese, sliced or grated to taste
Make the dressing
In a small jar, or a container with a tight fitting lid, add the extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, parsley, grated garlic, dried oregano, salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper, if using. Cover the container and shake vigorously to mix. Refrigerate until ready to use, stir vigorously before using too.
Grill the steaks
Remove the steak(s) from the refrigerator and let it sit out for a few minutes to take the chill off prior to grilling.
Season the steak with a generous pinch of kosher salt on both sides. Cook the steak on a preheated grill over moderately high heat for a couple, to a few minutes on each side until the desired doneness is reached.
Place the steak on a pan and let it rest for a few minutes prior to slicing to allow the juices to redistribute. If you slice the steak right away, all the juices will run out. While the steak rests, build the salads.
Build the Steak Salad
Divide the lettuce, tomatoes, croutons, and Parmesan cheese into 4 bowls or plates.
Slice the steak into strips and divide into four portions. Top each salad with the sliced steak. Serve with the chimichurri dressing. Enjoy!
Makes 4 salads