Red Wine Vinegar and Olive Oil Steaks with Arugula and Tomato Salad Recipe

My family and I love a good steak dinner! You can find steak on my dinner menu at least once every two weeks. My five-year-old requests it often! What can I say, he has great taste! I rarely ever marinate steaks and typically just season with the salt, pepper, and garlic seasoning. However for this recipe are used Litehouse® Red Wine Vinegar with Olive Oil Dressing & Marinade. I let the steaks marinate for four hours prior to cooking. The tanginess from the red wine vinegar brought out the flavors in the steak making the flavors much more developed. Because there was already olive oil in the marinade I did not need to add any additional oil to the steaks.

I tend to cook sirloin and filet mignon on we’re often because they are a tender leaner steaks with less fat. However the day that I planned to make this recipe-- strip steaks happened to be on sale, and I just couldn’t pass up the price! So I rolled with it. This recipe would also work well on sirloin steaks.  I cooked two 9- ounce strip-steaks that I ended up cutting in half after they were done cooking to give me four servings. You can cut the steaks prior to cooking however I prefer this method.  If you like your steaks around medium in temperature, I like to keep the steaks whole, and then cut them before serving. I find that there’s less of a chance to overcook and dry out your steak.

Red Wine Vinegar and Olive Oil Steaks with Arugula and Tomato Salad on a platter

When making this recipe, I prepare the arugula and tomato salad while the steak is cooking. Use a large bowl and place the arugula and tomatoes into the bowl. Then drizzle with additional Litehouse Red Wine Vinegar with Olive Oil Dressing & Marinade. I toss with tongs and then place in my refrigerator until we’re ready to eat dinner. I love the chilled salad paired with hot steak.

I really was never good at grilling until a few years ago when I started taking the time to really learn how to grill! Now, I feel like I’ve far surpassed any man in my family who used to take the coveted honor of “grill master”! I absolutely love to grill, and happily I don’t fear the grill anymore. During the spring and summer months you will find me grilling anywhere from 2 to 4 times a week! This recipe will be on repeat this summer.

Olive Oil & Red Wine Vinegar Steaks with Arugula and Tomato Salad Recipe

Serves 4 | Finish in 25 minutes
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Grilling season has arrived! Embrace the grill and marinate your favorite protein using Litehouse® Red Wine Vinegar with Olive Oil Dressing & Marinade. I’ve transformed an inexpensive cut of beef to make an easy entertaining dinner recipe: Red Wine Vinegar and Olive Oil Steaks with Arugula and Tomato Salad. Pair this dinner with grilled asparagus and maybe even a baked potato and your meal is complete!

Ingredients

  • 2 10 Oz. Strip steaks
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons Litehouse® Red Wine Vinegar with Olive Oil Dressing & Marinade
  • 2 cups arugula 
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes 

Directions

  1. Place strip steaks in a large container and pour ¼ cup of the Litehouse Red Wine Vinegar with Olive Oil Dressing & Marinade. Massage marinade into the steaks. Wash your hands thoroughly, and then seal the container tight and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours before grilling.
  2. Once you’re ready to cook the steaks, preheat the grill to high heat. Clean the grill, and spray the grates with a nonstick cooking spray. Add the steak onto the grill and cook for 5-7 minutes (for medium steak) on each side. For a medium steak the internal temperature should read 140°F.
  3. While the steak is on the grill, toss the arugula and tomatoes in a large bowl. Pour 2 tablespoons Litehouse® Red Wine Vinegar with Olive Oil Dressing & Marinade over the salad, and toss with tongs. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Once the steaks are done, pull them off the grill and let them rest for 5 minutes. Once the steaks have rested, cut the steaks in half.
  5. Place the salad on to a platter and rest the steaks on top of the salad. Divide evenly among plates, and enjoy immediately.

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