Balsamic Steak And Blue Cheese Salad
Contributed by: NAPSA
Dressing Up Premium Salads
(NAPSA) - The right ingredients can dress up most any salad and turn it into a delicious dish. Start with a base of premium greens. Then toss in some peppers, tomatoes and purple cabbage for color. Finally, add some fresh green beans and artichokes for texture and voila! A salad to remember.
Of course, what you top your salad with makes a difference, too, so it's a good idea to look for dressings made with premium ingredients.
For instance, Good Seasons' new line of bottled dressings are made with quality ingredients such as extra virgin olive oil, aged cheeses, poppyseed and ginger. The line includes Italian Vinaigrette with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Creamy Caesar with Aged Parmesan, Asian Sesame with Ginger, Red Raspberry Vinaigrette with Poppyseed, and Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette with Roasted Red Pepper. They are a great complement to most any salad-including this delicious recipe:
- 1 boneless beef sirloin steak (8 oz.), 1/2 inch thick
- 1/2 cup Good Seasons Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette with Extra Virgin Olive Oil Dressing, divided
- 1 large red pepper, cut into 2-inch-wide strips
- 1/2 lb. fresh asparagus spears (about 4 medium spears), cleaned
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 bag (5 oz.) torn mixed salad greens (about 5 cups)
- 1/4 cup Athenos Crumbled Blue Cheese
PLACE steak and 1/4 cup of dressing in large resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Turn bag over several times to evenly coat steak with dressing. Refrigerate 30 min. to marinate.
PREHEAT grill to medium heat. Remove steak from marinade; discard bag and marinade. Grill steak 5 to 10 min. on each side for medium doneness (160¡F). Meanwhile, grill peppers and asparagus alongside steak 5 to 7 min. or until crisp-tender, turning occasionally and brushing with olive oil. Remove vegetables from grill; cut crosswise in half. Set aside. Remove steak from grill; cut across the grain into thin slices.
PLACE greens in large bowl. Add peppers, asparagus and remaining 1/4 cup dressing; toss to coat. Place on serving platter. Top with steak slices; sprinkle with cheese.
Serving Size: Makes 2 Servings