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Steak and blue cheese salad

Judith Papesh, Contributor
Wine Pairings:  

Though Steak and blue cheese salad is fairly self-explanatory, it never hurts to have an easy recipe to clarify that vision. Crisp greens tossed with a tasty vinaigrette, perfectly grilled steak, and tangy, salty, funky blue cheese are all it takes. Though it’s hard to argue with a grilled ribeye, try a grilled bison tenderloin for something new!

The rich combination of meaty, fatty grilled steak with a creamy tang of equally fatty blue cheese provides an opportunity to pair a bold, flavorful, full-bodied wine. The Royal from JM Cellars is just that wine. This food wine pair starts in the air as the intense aromas from the grilled steak and blue cheese combine with the wine’s heady dark berries, herbs, and tobacco aromas. On the palate, deep blackberry and blueberry flavors with robust acid and tannin cut through the steak’s rich fats while enhancing the cheese’s earthy character. The Royal and this salad are a true dream team.

Ingredients

Salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
 
  • 1 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 2 1 to 1 ½ inch thick bone-in rib eye steaks
  • 6 cups mixed fresh salad greens
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  olive oil sea salt freshly ground black pepper

Steps

1.

For the salad dressing

In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, honey, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce and whisk to combine.

2.

Grill the steak

Heat the gas grill to medium high, clean and season the grill grates with olive oil Season the ribeye with the sea salt and black pepper.

3.

Grill the steaks, uncovered, over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes on each side. Remove from the grill and rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

4.

Assemble the salad

In a large bowl, toss together the salad greens, cherry tomatoes and red onion then portion to 4 plates.

5.

Remove the bone from the steak and slice the meat into strips.

6.

Top the salad with steak and blue cheese. Add the dressing as desired.

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About Judith Papesh, Contributor