Black n' Blue Grilled Steak Salad
Perfectly seasoned grilled steak, homemade blue cheese dressing AND croutons, plus red onion, avocado, and tomatoes take this black n' blue grilled steak salad to a whole new level of delicious.
Dovetailing Tip: Instead of preparing beef sirloin steak use the additional steak you prepared day 2.
Use the additional tomatoes you prepared day 1 for Gnocchi Skillet.
|4||4 oz beef sirloin steaks|
|1 to 2 tablespoon||mccormick smoky montreal steak seasoning|
|6 to 8 cups||chopped Romaine lettuce|
|1/4||red onion, thinly sliced|
|1/2 cup||cherry tomato, halved|
|1/3 cup||blue cheese crumbles|
|For the Croutons|
|2 slices||texas toast style white bread|
|3 tablespoons||olive oil|
|1 teaspoon||Italian seasoning|
|1/2 teaspoon||garlic powder|
|For the Dressing|
|1/4 cup||plain fat free greek yogurt|
|1/2 teaspoon||Worcestershire sauce|
|1/4 teaspoon||fresh cracked black pepper|
|2 teaspoons||apple cider vinegar|
|1/2 cup||half and half|
|4 ounces||crumbled blue cheese|
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Cut texas toast bread into 1-inch cubes and place in a bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle with italian seasoning and garlic powder. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool.
While croutons are baking, prepare the blue cheese dressing. In a blender or food processor combine mayo, greek yogurt, worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, vinegar, and milk and pulse until smooth. Add half of the blue cheese crumbles and pulse again until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and gently stir in remaining blue cheese crumbles. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Preheat your grill to medium heat. Prepare your steak by sprinkling generously with the steak seasoning and massage it into the meat with your finger tips (on both sides of the steaks). Grill steaks 6-8 minutes on each side until cooked to desired doneness (if they are particularly thick or you prefer your steak medium-well they may need a few extra minutes on the grill) Allow steak to rest for 5 minutes on a cutting board, then thinly slice.
Arrange salads with lettuce on the bottom, then top with steak, avocados, red onions, tomatoes, croutons, blue cheese crumbles, and blue cheese dressing. Serve immediately.