Steak Salad with Parmesan Vinaigrette

In my opinion, it is hard to beat a wonderful steak salad.  I wanted to create a salad that incorporated ingredients that would be found in your favorite steakhouse.  Spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes (I loved those large grilled tomatoes they serve), squash, avocado, steak and a vinaigrette.   I marinated the steak in our favorite marinade, grilled until medium rare, sliced and served on top of all of the salad ingredients.  I then drizzled the vinaigrette over the steak.  Let’s just say – steakhouse wonderful!

steak salad with parmesan vinaigrette

Steak Salad with Parmesan Vinaigrette
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Ingredients
  1. Marinated Grilled Flank Steak
  2. Flank steak - size depending on number serving
  3. Juice of one lemon
  4. 1/2 cup soy sauce
  5. 1/4 cup red wine
  6. 3 tablespoons canola oil
  7. 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  8. 1 large clove garlic, minced
  9. 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  10. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  11. Vinaigrette
  12. 2/3 cups vegetable oil
  13. 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  14. 2 tablespoons honey
  15. 1 clove garlic, minced
  16. Salt and pepper, to taste
  17. 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  18. 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  19. 1 teaspoon paprika
  20. 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  21. Salad ingredients
  22. Mixed greens
  23. 8 oz. sliced mushrooms, sautéed in 2 tablespoons of butter
  24. 1 yellow squash, grated
  25. 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  26. 1 avocado, cubed
Instructions
  1. Combine marinade ingredients and marinate steak in large ziptop bag, 2 - 12 hours, prior to grilling.
  2. Just prior to serving, grill steak (approx. 9 minutes per side for medium rare) and slice on the diagonal into thin slices.
  3. Vinaigrette
  4. Combine all ingredients and refrigerate.
  5. To serve, combine salad ingredients in a large salad bowl, top with sliced steak and drizzle with dressing.
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