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Steak Salad with Tomato-Sherry Vinaigrette Recipe

It’s a summer of salads around here and at the top of the list is this Steak Salad with Tomato-Sherry Vinaigrette Recipe.

Most of the time we keep our salads healthy, but, let’s be clear, that doesn’t mean every salad is 100% so. Sometimes we need the steak and potatoes version of a salad, which, well is when we do exactly that and make a salad of steak and potatoes like this Steak Salad with Tomato-Sherry Vinaigrette Recipe.

The clincher here is the Sherry-Tomato Vinaigrette, which, if we’re being honest, we may have the habit of licking off the spoon when no one is watching. It’s that perfect balance of sweet, tart, and tomato-ey and is the perfect way to use up those past-their-prime tomatoes that are lingering around from when you bought a gaggle at the farmers market. (Okay, we don’t know what a bunch of tomatoes is called but we do know it’s not a gaggle.)

So, even if you aren’t a steak and potatoes salad type, you could still spoon it over grilled veggies or on top of your favorite rendition of Taco Salad. Because it’s the summer of salads so let’s make it happen!

Go stock up on all your cooking essentials, then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

Steak Salad with Tomato-Sherry Vinaigrette Recipe

Steak Salad with Tomato-Sherry Vinaigrette Recipe

It’s a summer of salads around here and at the top of the list is this Steak Salad with Tomato-Sherry Vinaigrette Recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 portions
Calories 358 kcal


For The Tomato Vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil divided plus more for steak
  • 1 cup whole cherry or grape tomatoes plus more for salad
  • 1 medium shallot roughly chopped
  • 1 medium garlic clove roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic or sherry vinegar
  • 1 pinch unrefined cane sugar
  • kosher salt and Freshly ground black pepper

For The Boiled Potatoes:

  • 1 pound marble potatoes or other tiny potatoes

For The Steak Salad:

  • 2 (8 ounce) New York Strip Steaks or Top Sirloin Steaks
  • 1 medium bell pepper large dice
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced celery plus a few celery leaves for garnish
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions (aka scallions)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley, chives, or dill divided for vinaigrette and garnish (optional)


  • Make The Tomato Vinaigrette: Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a medium frying pan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add tomatoes and sear, stirring occasionally, until the skins pucker and begin to color, about 2 minutes. Stir in garlic and shallot and cook until slightly softened, about 1 minute more.
  • Transfer tomato mixture to a small, deep mixing bowl, add vinegar, and purée with an immersion blender. Keep blending constantly with the immersion blender and slowly pour in the remaining oil, until well incorporated. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the herbs (if using) then season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, taste, and adjust seasoning as desired.
  • Cook The Potatoes: Place potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat then reduce to a simmer. Cook until potatoes are knife tender, about 15 minutes. Drain let cool slightly then halve.
  • Grill The Steaks: Meanwhile, heat the grill to medium high (about 400°F). Meanwhile, drizzle the steaks on all sides with a little oil, generously season with salt and pepper, and let come to room temperature while the grill is heating. Grill the steaks uncovered for 5 minutes per side for medium. Remove from the grill and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Cut into large dice and set aside.
  • Finish The Steak Salad: Combine the reserved steak, bell pepper, tomato, remaining 1 tablespoon of herbs (if using), celery, celery leaves, and scallions in a large, nonreactive mixing bowl. Halve the potatoes and add to the bowl. Toss with about 1/4 cup of the vinaigrette and season with salt and pepper as needed. Taste and add more salt, pepper, or vinaigrette, as desired. Serve immediately.



Serving: 1portionCalories: 358kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 3gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 21mgPotassium: 704mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1360IUVitamin C: 68mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 2mg
Keyword grilled steak recipe, protein salad, steak salad
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