Winter Steak Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 4


  1. 5 tablespoons Sensations Extra Virgin 100% Olive Oil
  2. 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  3. 11/2 teaspoons sugar
  4. 1 teaspoon Sensations Original Dijon Mustard
  5. salt and freshly ground pepper
  6. 2 Compliments Romaine Hearts, cored, with leaves rinsed, dried, and torn into bite-sized pieces
  7. 10 ounces grape tomatoes, halved
  8. 1 can (3.8 ounces) Compliments Ripe Sliced Olives, drained
  9. 1/3 cup Crumbled Blue Cheese
  10. 1 pound thin-cut, boneless New York Strip Steak
  11. Compliments Lightly Seasoned Croutons


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together 4 tablespoons olive oil, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt, and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. In a large salad bowl, toss together lettuce, tomatoes, olives, and blue cheese. Set aside.
  3. In a 12-inch non-stick frying pan, heat remaining oil over high heat.
  4. Season steaks to taste with salt and pepper and add to pan. Cook until underside is well browned, 2-3 minutes. 
  5. Turn steaks over and cook until meat is done to your liking, about 2 more minutes for rare. 
  6. Transfer meat to a platter and let stand 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add croutons and balsamic dressing to lettuce mixture. Toss well then divide among dinner places. 
  8. Thinly slice steaks crosswise and divide warm meat and pan juices among salads. Serve immediately.