Ready In:

About 40 minutes

Good For:


Grilled Beef with Marinated Tomato Salad

  • 1 ½ lbs beef (sirloin, flat iron, skirt – anything that grills nicely)
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Sprinkle of Salt & Pepper
  • Sprinkle of garlic granules
  • 1 tsp butter


  • 1 c red cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ c yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ small onion, cubed small
  • 1 c bocconcini pearls (or regular bocconcini cut into small cubes)
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, chiffonade


  • 1/2 c olive oil
  • 1/4 c balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp garlic granules
  • 1/8 tsp oregano
  • 1/8 tsp thyme
  • 1/8 tsp Rosemary
  • ¼ tsp natural sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 15 cracks fresh black pepper
    (end dressing ingredients)
  • 2 c salad greens

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Place all dressing ingredients into a small bowl and mix well – set aside.

Place all salad ingredients (except the salad greens) into a bowl with a flat bottom (a pie plate or cake pan will work well). Give the dressing a good stir and pour it over the salad. Mix well and set aside to marinate.

Place the beef on a plate, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic granules then massage the oil and seasoning into the beef and set aside for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Melt a tsp of butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat. When the pan is hot place the beef into the pan and sear to golden brown on each side (about 5 minutes per side for medium rare, depending on the thickness of the beef (increase cooking time if you prefer your meat more well done)).

Step 3

When the beef is done let it rest for 5 minutes and share the salad greens over 4 plates.

When the beef has rested slice it into strips and share it over each plate beside the greens. Add a generous scoop of tomato salad to the top of the greens (use all the salad – marinated salad does not keep well) and drizzle any remaining dressing over the salad and the beef.

Serve up, sit down, and enjoy the delightful flavors of this delicious dinner!

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