Grilled Steak Chimichurri Salad

For the Chimichurri:
  • 1 cup packed fresh parsley
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ¼ c. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 T. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. red wine vinegar
For the Salad:
  • 1 (7-10 oz.) sirloin steak
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 oz. green beans, ends snipped
  • 10 oz. kale, chopped
  • ½ c. shredded carrots
  • ½ small onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 c. mixed sliced tomatoes

To make the chimichurri, combine all of the chimichurri ingredients in a food processor and pulse on low until a finely chopped green chunky paste forms. Taste and adjust seasonings before setting aside.

To make the rest of the salad, rub the steak with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Prepare a medium-high grill and allow the steak to sear on a cast iron skillet or griddle preheated on the grill. I like to cook my steak for about 3-4 minutes per side. Halfway through cooking, add the green beans to the pan/griddle and allow to char slightly alongside the steak. Remove both the steak and beans to a cutting board to rest.

Place the kale in a bowl and add a tablespoon or two of the chimichurri sauce. Using your hands, massage the kale with the sauce. The kale should soften a bit and turn a much brighter green. Arrange the kale on 4 serving plates. Arrange the shredded carrots and thinly sliced onion on one side of each plate and the sliced tomatoes on the other side.

Using a sharp knife, slice the steak and arrange it and the charred green beans between the tomatoes and carrots on each plate. Finish each salad with a generous drizzling of the chimichurri sauce over the sliced steak. Serve immediately.

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes

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