Sunday, February 28, 2016

Make This! Steak Nicoise Salad

By: Lisa Ng
I love to BBQ, but I'm trying to centre my meals more around vegetables and this Steak Nicoise Salad totally satisfies all those cravings. I usually buy a nice cut of steak, grill it with some olive oil, salt and pepper. In the meantime I boil the eggs, cook the potatoes and green beans and assemble the salad.
For a salad, it eats like a big meal and you won't be looking for snacks later! For the olives, you can buy Nicoise olives at a self-serve olive bar or in a jar or can. But really, you can use whatever olives you'd like. To lighten this us, make it with chicken, seared ahi tuna or canned tuna instead.

Makes 2 Servings

  • 1 large piece of steak, your choice of cut to feed 2 people
  • 1 bag of mixed greens salad in a bag
  • 2 hardboiled eggs
  • 2 cups of small red new potatoes
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups of French green beans
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • Nicoise olives
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Salt & pepper

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil, reduce to medium and cook potatoes for about 8 minutes until soft. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Boil your eggs in a smaller pot of water until hardboiled. Let cool before peeling.
  3. Bring another large pot of water to boil, cook green beans for one minute, drain and let green beans cool.
  4. While everything is cooking, arrange your salad greens on two plates. Place your cherry tomatoes on top.
  5. Cut your potatoes into large chunks and arrange your desired amount on each plate. Cut your hardboiled egg in half and add to your salad. Scatter a few olives on your salad. Add your green beans to your salad.
  6. Preheat your BBQ or indoor grill until very hot. Brush your steak with olive oil and season with salt & pepper. Grill steak for about 5 minutes on each side, or to your desired doneness. Let steak cool a bit, then slice and place on to your salad.
  7. While the steak is cooking mix-up your dressing in medium-sized bowl. Add parsley, dried thyme, garlic sprinkle of salt & pepper, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, white wine vinegar, mustard and whisk together. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over your salad.

Lisa Ng is also the Editor-in-Chief of This Beautiful Day, a lifestyle blog for smart women. You can follow her online @helloLisaNg + on Instagram @ThisBeautifulDay 

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