Steakhouse Dinner Salad aka “Man Salad”

mansalad

I have fallen in love with making dinner salads. I used to believe that a salad could not be dinner. Alas, I was wrong. My first indication of this was with the Thai Larb Salad. I love coming up with new salads that are man-friendly and filling enough to get away with eating a ton of veggies for dinner 😉 When developing a man-friendly salad, the key is in the meat and the dressing. Are you craving a steak dinner with baked potato and salad? Enter: the Steakhouse Dinner Salad.

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Ingredients:

For the Steak
-1 large ribeye
-steak seasoning

For the salad
-salad greens (butter lettuces are great for this one)
-cucumber
-tomatoes
-red onion
-1 large potato, peeled & cubed

For the dressing
-Ranch dressing
-A1 &/or Heinz 57 steak sauce

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Toss the cubed potatoes with a little olive oil and season (I love Jane’s Krazy Salt or Cavender’s Greek Season; you could always just use salt & pepper). Spread the potatoes onto a foil lined baking sheet and roast for 20-25minutes or until golden brown.
  2. While the potatoes are roasting, season the steak and let sit at room temperature. Prepare your grill or broiler.
  3. Assemble the salad with greens, cucumber, tomatoes and red onion.
  4. Mix together dressing. I used about 3 parts ranch to 1 part steak sauce. Just test it and change to your tastes.
  5. Grill/broil/however you like to cook your steak and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice against the grain into strips.
  6. Place steak & potatoes onto salad. Serve with dressing.

Serves 2

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