Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 hrs
Occasionally, I like to have a large salad for dinner, but the family wants something a little more substantial. I've found that with the addition of grilled steak and potatoes, this salad pleases everyone. The marinating time for the steak is not included in the prep/cooking time.
- 1 1⁄2 cups bottled vinaigrette dressing
- 2 -3 tablespoons dijon-style mustard (or to taste)
- 1 lb flank steak
- 4 cups mixed greens
- 4 new potatoes
- 1 lb green beans, cooked
- 3 plum tomatoes, sliced
- 2 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
- 1⁄4 cup black olives
- Stir together the vinaigrette and mustard; set aside 1/2 cup.
- Combine flank steak and remaining vinaigrette mixture in shallow dish or resealable plastic bag. Cover or seal and marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours. About 30 minutes before you plan to eat, start preparing the salad.
- Bring the cold water and eggs to a boil. Remove from heat, cover and let them sit off the heat for about 15 minutes. Rinse eggs in cold water until they have cooled. Peel eggs, slice, and set aside.
- While eggs are cooking, place potatoes and cold water in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for about 10-15 minutes depending on the size of the potatoes, until they are just tender, being careful not to overcook. When they are cool, peel the potatoes, quarter them, and set aside.
- Then, in a medium saucepan bring salted water to a boil, and cook the beans until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain beans in a colander, rinse under cold water to stop the cooking and drain again. Pat dry and set aside.
- Drain steak and discard marinade. Grill, covered, over medium-high heat 6-8 minutes on each side or to desired doneness. Slice diagonally across the grain.
- Prepare the salad by combining the eggs, potatoes and beans. Mix them with the mixed greens and olives. Toss the steak slices gently with the salad and drizzle with the remaining 1/2 cup vinaigrette mixture.
Another goodie for sure. Made and thoroughly enjoyed for Aussie Kiwi Recipe Swap June 2009. I used Sirloin Steak rather than Flank Steak as that is not something that seems to be available in NZ. Otherwise followed the recipe faithfully. Can definitely recommend this recipe to everyone.