Yup, I titled this salad the best steak salad EVER! It's a bold statement deserving of a delicious salad. Originally I had this salad at one of my favorite restaurants in Hoboken called Elysian, a French/American bistro where EVERYTHING on the menu is good. I have not had one bad meal there ever, and I insist on trying new things each time I go. Recently I order their sirloin steak salad which was to die for. It was then I decided I must recreate this at home. Because seriously, there is nothing like a warm sliced steak over a cool green salad. I mean come on!
What You'll Need:
Package of spring mix salad
cucumber peeled and sliced
chopped red onion (as little or as much as you like)
shaved gruyere cheese
(but a hard parmesan would also be nice, or you could omit the cheese completely if you're trying to be good)
(there's probably a very simple way to make these from scratch, but because it's a weeknight and I'm tired, I just bought a package in the produce section found near the salad stuff)
flank or skirt steak
homemade balsamic dressing:
equal parts balsamic vinegar and olive oil, a little water, and Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb seasoning. Mix together in a cruet and chill.
And there you have it people! The most delish steak salad there ever was! Perfect for a summer night paired with some fresh crusty French bread and a glass of red or white. Dining al fresco of course :)