This Steak and Pan Roasted Tomato Salad is ridiculously easy to make! Cured golden beets and shallots highlight the steak and the blistered tomatoes add sweetness to the whole thing. It’s perfect for summer, grilling, or a weeknight dinner.
I made this recipe for my latest class at Fairchild Botanical Garden this week to cover Entree Salads, and how you can have a wholesome meal without fattening ingredients. The most important focus on this dish pairing the steak with bold textures and flavors- cue golden beets and blistered tomatoes!
The Cured Components
You can eat the beets raw, and while red beets have a strong earthy flavor, golden beets are sweeter, crunchy, and vibrant! Visually, they brighten up whatever you put them in.
Preparing the beets is simple, slice them thin with a mandoline (affiliate link) and let the sit in a mixture of honey and white wine vinegar (or lemon juice), that will soften them slightly, and bring out their natural sweetness.
Same for the Shallots!
The Hot Components
To contrast the sweet acid notes of the beets and shallots, we put Everglades tomatoes in a cast iron skillet to blister them. Blistering chars the skin, releases their juices and concentrates them by evaporating the water in them. It creates these little bursts of smoky sweet flavors in the process
A note on the tomatoes:
these are Everglades Tomatoes they seem to grow wild and hardy in Florida and require very little supervision to thrive. So it’s perfect for balcony gardens in pots. My friend Mary taught me how to plant them and I’m expecting sprouts soon, pictures following!
Tips on the steak:
Season your steak well, use Kosher salt, and add a liberal amount of it. Get your cast iron skillet (affiliate link) rocking hot, and add a little bit of oil and butter. Add your steak and don’t move it! Let it form a crust. Flip after 2 minutes and repeat. Finally let it rest about 4 minutes- this will allow the juices to concentrate in the center and keep it juicy.
You’ll end up with a vibrant, light, and wonderful salad!
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This Steak and Pan Roasted Tomato Salad Recipe is ridiculously easy to make! Cured golden beets and shallots highlight the steak and the blistered tomatoes add sweetness to the whole thing. It’s perfect for summer, grilling, or a weeknight dinner.
For the Salad
- 2 Pounds Skirt Steak
- Salt To taste
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 4 Cups Arugula
- 2 golden Beets: sliced thin
- 1/2 cup Everglades Tomatoes Sliced in half any tomatoes work fine)
- 1 shallot sliced very thin
- 8 oz crumbled feta (optional)
- Juice of 1 lemon
For the Vinaigrette
- 1/4 Cup olive oil
- 1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
- 1/2 Teaspoon salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
- 1/4 cup honey (or to taste
For the Steak
For the Salad
Peel and slice Beets, and shallots thin and set them aside in lemon juice. Toss together the tomatoes, arugula, beets, and shallots. Add the steak and top with the vinaigrette.
For the Vinaigrette
You can use grape tomatoes instead of Everglades tomatoes if those are available . Feta or Blue cheese work well with the flavors of the salad
- Category: Salads
- Method: Pan Roast
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Steak, Tomato, Salad, Arugula Salad, Entree Salad, Salad for dinner
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