Switch up your salad for summer with this awesome one with grilled steak and veggies! This simple Whiskey + Dijon marinade will be your new favorite, consider treating Dad for Father’s Day!
This post is in collaboration for the Meijer LPGA Grand Taste. All recipes and opinions are my own.
Even though school is out, our schedule is still super crazy. Most nights we have softball until at least 8:00, so dinner needs to be ready before or after. I’ve become obsessed with marinades and simple grilling recipes like this salad.
Many times when I make salad, it’s never filling enough for a whole meal. By adding tons of grilled veggies, it really bulks up the fiber making it super filling. When I went to Meijer, I asked for help at the meat counter as to which type of steak would be best for a salad and she showed me a great new type that I’d never seen: Breakfast Strip Sirloin.
Be sure to take advantage of the meat counter at Meijer! We love their sausage links, ground turkey and just the help they can offer in general about cuts of meat. The breakfast style steak is thinner, which makes it great to marinade and grill quickly. You want to cook these long enough to get a char on each side, that’s it–these cooked up in about 5 minutes total.
Feel free to use whatever dressing you like–a creamy ranch or balsamic would be amazing too! I always think Blue cheese when I think of steak salad, so I tried an easy Blue Cheese Vinegarette. SO delish!
Quick tip: When grilling veggies, try using an old cookie sheet with foil on top. You’ll still get great char marks, but nothing will fall through the grill!
Grilled Steak + Veggie Salad w/ Blue Cheese Vinaigrette
Looking for a new, easy summer salad? The steak is marinaded with whiskey and dijon, then grilled with corn, onion, asparagus and poblano peppers. Perfect balance of flavors for this easy salad!
Whiskey & Dijon Marinade
- 1.25 pounds Breakfast Sirloin Strip Steak or favorite grilling steak!
- 3 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon True Goodness Organic Dijon Mustard
- 1/4 cup Whiskey
- 1/4 cup True Goodness Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/4 cup True Goodness Organic EVOO
- salt & pepper, to taste
- 1 package Earthbound Farm salad mix
- 3 large ears of corn on the cob husked
- 1 large Vidalia onion in 1/4" slices
- 2 whole poblano peppers, seeded cut in half
- 5 spears Asparagus look for Michigan grown!
- 1 whole Greenhouse tomato seeded, chopped
Blue Cheese Vinaigrette
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon each pepper, dried mustard, paprika
- 1/4 cup True Goodness Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/2 cup True Goodness Organic EVOO
- 2 Tablespoons Meijer Blue Cheese crumbles
In a chopper, add all Blue Cheese dressing ingredients. Chop slowly, until garlic is minced. Pour into a mason jar and set aside. (No need to refrigerate, unless making salad more than 2 hours after)
Using a 9x9 pan, add all marinade ingredients, except steak. Season steak with salt & pepper. Completely cover in marinade--up to 24 hours, at least 30 minutes.
Heat the grill. Line a cookie sheet with foil, then coat with cooking spray. Add onion slices, poblano, corn and asparagus. Drizzle EVOO on veggies, toss and season with salt & pepper.
Add veggie sheet pan to the grill. Cover and cook for about 8 minutes. Flip and cover again. Remove steak from marinade. Place on grill, cooking about 3 minutes on each size.
Once steak is cooked, allow to rest 10 minutes before slicing. Veggies will be ready once charred on all sides. Allow to cool and chop into bite sized pieces, removing corn from cob.
To serve, toss salad mix in Blue Cheese vinaigrette. Top with sliced steak and veggies, including tomato. Top with additional blue cheese, if desired.
- All alcohol will burn off from marinade, no need to worry about serving to kids.
- Feel free to use your favorite dressing instead of Blue Cheese. I recommend ranch or balsamic, as well!
Did you know Meijer started here in Grand Rapids? Every year, they have a huge LPGA Classic tournament for their Simply Give program. Since 2008, the Simply Give program has helped neighborhood food pantries in the Midwest keep their shelves stocked–raising more than $26 million over the years! The LPGA Classic will run from June 15-17th here in the Grand Rapids area.
The Grand Taste is quickly becoming one of our favorite summer events here in Grand Rapids! It’s a great way to spend Father’s Day weekend, especially with the abundance of food and beer/wine samples. It’s a great place to take the kids, too. Plenty of ice cream and treat samples. This year, they’ve added LIVE music!
- Single Day adult tickets cost $35 apiece, and are valid any one day, Friday through Sunday.
- Weekend passes cost $70 apiece, and are valid Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
- Tickets for kids, ages 17 and under with a ticketed adult, cost $10 for a single day and $20 for the weekend
I have set of tickets to give away so you can check out the Grand Taste, too! Hey, maybe we’ll run into each other! You MUST be able to attend the event in Grand Rapids, MI. To enter:
- Leave a comment below stating what your favorite summer grilling recipe is.
- BONUS entry: share this recipe on your Facebook page, tagging me @DashOfEvans and using #DashGiveaway