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Steak Salad with Jalapeno Peppercorn Ranch

Recipe from April 2022 : Yields 2 servings

Courtesy of: Melissa Guerra

Dressing Ingredients

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 2 tablespoons grated onion

  • 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice

  • ¼ cup jalapeño juice from canned jalapeños

  • 1 tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper

  • 8-ounce New York strip steak, or your favorite cut

  • 2 tablespoons butter or olive oil for pan grilling

  • 2 green onions, minced

Mixed Greens

  • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced

  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced

  • 6 to 8 ripe cherry tomatoes, cut in half

Dressing Instructions

  1. To make the dressing, blend the dressing ingredients together using a hand blender or a conventional blender.

  2. Store in the dressing in the refrigerator until ready for use.

Steak Instructions

  1. To pan-grill a New York strip steak, heat the butter or olive oil in a cast iron skillet until melted and hot.

  2. Add the steak, and grill for 4 minutes over high heat.

  3. Turn and grill for another 4 minutes.

  4. Remove the steak from the pan, and allow the steak to rest for about 5 minutes.

  5. Garnish with minced onions and parsley.

  6. Slice the steak and divide into 2 portions.

  7. Arrange your salad greens on a serving plate along with the sliced cucumbers, avocados, and cherry tomatoes. Place the portions of steak on top.

  8. Serve the salad with the jalapeño peppercorn ranch dressing on the side.

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