What is it about a good steak that contributes to such a phenomenal salad? Whether it’s the perfect mix of protein and greens or the way that the rich flavor of the meat is offset by the right array of fresh ingredients, we’re fans. When we’re cooking at home, these five recipes are regulars in our recipe rotation.
Inspired by flavorful Thai beef salad, this version adds mango and tomatoes to the spicy greens along with grilled steak and the pungent dressing you might expect. Asian red rice makes this salad especially striking, but you can substitute white or brown rice if you prefer.
Scoring the meat before marinating it allows the flavors to penetrate fully and helps prevent the steak from curling on the grill. Tender rice noodles and a trio of green herbs define this fresh Asian main. A ginger-soy-sesame oil marinade for the meat doubles as a quick dressing for the salad.
Peppery arugula is the perfect partner for the soy- and citrus-marinated steak in this colorful salad combo. Kumquats and radishes add a welcome hint of bitterness. If you can’t find kumquats, substitute them with rounds of tangerine or another type of citrus.
When it comes to a can’t-go-wrong steak salad combo, this one is a winner. Grilled flank steak and grilled onions give the mix hearty flavor, while the tomatoes and tender greens bring the blend into perfect synchronicity. A mustard-herb vinaigrette is an ideal complement to the protein-forward blend.
In this modern riff on a classic Cobb salad, grilled New York strip stands in for the chicken or turkey and bitter greens for the traditional romaine lettuce. The addition of corn contributes a nice crunch and a shallot- and chive-studded red wine vinaigrette adds just the right bite to the rich combination of ingredients.
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