We recently tested this steak salad recipe to be included in our weekly menus for our members. It actually is a Panzanella (thus the name on the recipe download below) which is a just the Italian name for a chopped salad with soaked bread and tomatoes, usually topped with basil, and finished with a simple dressing of olive oil and vinegar. There are lots of variations and sometimes the salad includes other ingredients but we kept our version simple. We are big fans of simple at The Dinner Daily.
Why We Love This Easy Steak Salad for Dinner:
- It is so so easy! Chop a few tomatoes, broil or grill the steak, toast the bread in the same pan and dinner is done in about 30 minutes.
- It has amazing flavor from just a few simple ingredients (6 ingredients in total, excluding the olive oil)
- It looks beautiful on a large serving platter making it ideal for having friends over.
- Year round versatility-in the summer grill the steak, in the winter grill the steak under the broiler. Don’t eat red meat? Substitute with chicken, shrimp or another protein of choice.
Download this easy steak salad recipe below. We would love to hear how it worked for you in the comments below!
Steak Panzanella Salad
- 4 to matoes chopped
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
- 1 garlic clove chopped
- 1 1/2 lbs sirloin steak tips/flap steak
- 1/2 loaf italian bread torn into 1 inch pieces
- 1/2 cup fresh basil torn
- Preheat broiler or grill to high. In large serving bowl or deep platter, add chopped tomatoes and toss with oil, vinegar, garlic, and salt & pepper to taste. Spray a shallow baking pan (or sheet pan) with cooking spray. Place steak on pan and season with salt & pepper. Broil for 6 to 8 mins, turning once, or until desired level of doneness. Remove steak from oven and place on plate. Loosely cover to keep warm. Add bread to same pan, drizzle with a bit of olive oil and stir to coat. Place under broiler for 3 to 5 mins until toasted and golden. Slice steak into large pieces and add steak and bread to serving bowl. Combine with tomato mix and top with basil.
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