About 40 minutes
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
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.
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)).
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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