Steak salad

Steak salad is one of my go to dishes in days that are just too hot to even consider cooking or standing in front of the stove for too long.

The recipe couldn’t be simpler really..a spice rub that will make every bite of steak an explosion of flavors,  your choice of vegetables for crunch,color  and refreshment and a wonderful dressing to tie it all together and you’ve got the makings of a wonderful summer recipe.

Steak salad

Beef sirloin steak




Tomato sliced thinly

Green pepper thinly sliced

Red pepper thinly sliced

Black olives

Red onion cut into slices

Spice rub

1 tablespoon paprika

2 teaspoons black pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme


Salad dressing

1/3 cup olive oil

3 tablespoons cider vinegar

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 clove garlic minced (optional)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

In a bowl whisk together the salad dressing ingredients, set aside

In another bowl mix the ingredients of the spice rub then spread them in a plate

Coat both sides of the steak with the spice rub

Spray a pan with cooking oil or melt some butter in it (depending on how tight your jeans fit you) and put it on medium high heat

When the pan is hot place your steak in the pan for 2 minutes on each side or as long as it takes to get golden brown.

I like cooking my steak until it is done (horrible I know) so I finish cooking it for 10-15 minutes in the oven but that is entirely optional.

Allow the steak to rest covered in aluminum foil (this allows the fluids to redistribute in the meat)

Tear the lettuce into bite size pieces and arrange them in the serving plate

Do the same to your arugula (if you are using baby arugula you can leave them whole)

Scatter watercress leaves.

Add the tomatoes, olives, peppers and onions

Cut your steak into diagonal strips and arrange them over the salad

When you are ready to serve the salad drizzle it with the salad dressing

Serve with some dinner rolls and enjoy!