From the Kitchen: Grilled Steak Nicoise Salad

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October 1, 2011
Grilled steak strips atop a salad of greens, green beans, cherry tomatoes, and hard boiled eggs.

Grilled steak nicoise salad.


1 1/2 pounds flank steak
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons anchovy paste (optional)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
4 medium Yukon gold potatoes, 1/4” slices 1/4 pound small green beans (haricot verts), trimmed
6 cups baby arugula
4 seasonal tomatoes, each cut into 4 wedges 16 Nicoise olives, cut in half
2 hard-cooked eggs, quartered
Salt and pepper to taste


Score steak diagonally across grain at 3/4- inch intervals, generously seasoning both sides with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, mustard, honey, anchovy paste, and slowly drizzle in olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.

In a large saucepan, cook potatoes in salted boiling water for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender; place the green beans in the same boiling water, cook for one minute. Drain and toss with 1/2 cup reserved vinaigrette mixture. Set aside.

Grill the steak, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat for five minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness. Remove from grill, and let rest for 10 minutes. Cut diagonally across grain into 1/4-inch- thick slices.

Toss the arugula with 1/4 cup remaining vinaigrette mixture, and place on four serving plates. Arrange steak, green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, olives, and egg on arugula. Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette mixture and serve immediately.

Serves 4-6