Classic Steakhouse Salad with Blue Cheese

Quick and easy to make, but oh so good! The creamy, punchy flavor of blue cheese pairs perfectly with a juicy steak, while the salad helps to boost your five-a-day.

Courtesy of Certified Angus Beef.
Serves 4

  • 3, 12-ounce New York strip steaks
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 5 ounces spring mix lettuce greens
  • 8 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed and blanched
  • ½ pint grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • Coarse kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

In a small mixing bowl, combine balsamic vinegar, honey and pepper. While whisking, slowly add oil to create a vinaigrette. Add a pinch of salt or more to taste; set aside.

Preheat grill. Season steaks with salt and pepper and grill to desired doneness. Allow steaks to rest for 5 minutes before slicing thinly across the grain.

In a large bowl, combine lettuce greens, green beans, and tomatoes. Lightly dress and gently toss salad. Serve with warm steak strips and garnish with blue cheese.