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Grilled Steak Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Grilled Steak Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette - With perfectly grilled steak, charred corn, tomatoes, blue cheese. Say goodbye to boring salads! SO SO GOOD.

With perfectly grilled steak, charred corn, tomatoes, blue cheese. Say goodbye to boring salads! SO SO GOOD.

Grilled Steak Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette - With perfectly grilled steak, charred corn, tomatoes, blue cheese. Say goodbye to boring salads! SO SO GOOD.

I feel like salads sometimes have that sad reputation as that boring salad. Except nothing about this is boring or mundane at. all.

Hello? We have perfectly grilled steak for starters! All it needs is a simple brush of canola oil, salt and pepper. Nothing fancy here.

And while we have that grill fired up, we can throw some fresh corn right on there for those charred, smoky corn kernels. Grilled corn = bomb.com.

Once your steak and corn are ready to go, you can serve with chopped romaine, fresh Campari tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion and crumbled blue cheese, drizzled with my super easy and quick balsamic vinaigrette.

This is so simple yet so so good. And so not boring.

Grilled Steak Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette - With perfectly grilled steak, charred corn, tomatoes, blue cheese. Say goodbye to boring salads! SO SO GOOD.

Grilled Steak Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

With perfectly grilled steak, charred corn, tomatoes, blue cheese. Say goodbye to boring salads! SO SO GOOD.

20 minutes20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 ears corn, husks and silk removed
  • 1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 head romaine, roughly chopped
  • 6 Campari tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese

For the balsamic vinaigrette

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon and honey; season with salt and pepper, to taste; set aside.
  2. Preheat grill to medium heat. Brush corn with butter; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Add corn to grill, and cook, turning occasionally, until charred and tender, about 10 minutes; let cool before cutting the corn kernels off the cobs.
  4. Brush steak with canola oil; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add steak to grill, and cook, flipping once, until desired doneness, about 6 minutes per side for medium rare. Let rest 5 minutes; thinly slice against the grain.
  5. To assemble the salad, place romaine lettuce in a large bowl; top with corn, steak, tomatoes, onion and blue cheese. Pour the balsamic vinaigrette on top of the salad and gently toss to combine.
  6. Serve immediately.

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16 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Perfect with summer fresh veg.  The salad dressing was perfect.  I used feta because it was on hand.  Next time, I would like avocado on plate.  I grilled corn and while it cooled enough to handle, I grilled steak.  While steak rested, I assembled salad.  Easy peasy.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Both my husband and I love this salad. It is tasty as written

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made this last night. It was quick and excellent.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    VERY GOOD!!! LOOKS GREAT!!!

  5. Could you recommend a substitute for cooking w/o a grill? Thank you!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    You bring such joy to my life and great meals as well. YOUR COOKING BLOG IS THE GREATEST EVER….HAVE NEVER TRIED A RECIPE THAT WAS NOT FABULOUS! THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO

  7. Looks yummy but I don’t like blue cheese. Can I use feta or some smoked gouda?

  8. Looks delicious, your recipes are awesome. Do you know how many calories is the balsamic vinaigrette? Just curious, it probably is better than store bought dressing. 🙂

    • Hi Tim, nutritional information is provided only for select recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, we recommend using free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information. Hope that helps!

  9. Suggestions if you don’t have a grill. Pls.