Penne With Beef and Arugula

READY IN: 45mins




  • Season the steak with salt and freshly ground black pepper, herbs de Provence, and minced garlic.
  • In a skillet, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat.
  • Cook steak about 7 minutes per side.
  • Remove the meat from pan and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Thinly slice the steak and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat.
  • Add the pasta and cook until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Drain pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of pasta water.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, fresh herbs, and 3/4 cup olive oil.
  • In a large bowl toss the pasta with half of the salad dressing and the reserved pasta water.
  • Add the arugula and steak, more dressing, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, as needed.
  • Toss and serve.