Thursday, 24 July 2014

Steak & Chard Salad with Roasted Beets

23:26 Posted by Trevor Mehta ,
For meals on the go, it doesn’t get any healthier or easier than this beautiful salad. Make everything a day ahead, and throw it together during your pit stop for a filling and nutritious lunch-a-go-go. Even my kiddos, who think they don’t like chard, annihilate this salad because it’s a salad, not chard. And who am I to argue with this logic?

Steak & Chard Salad with Roasted Beets

SALAD INGREDIENTS 


  • 3 cups chopped chard leaves, thick stems removed
  • 1½ pounds ribeye or sirloin steak
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 large beets, peeled and sliced
  • Olive oil for drizzling

DRESSING INGREDIENTS 


  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp dill
  • 1 tsp granulated onion
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp honey

  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F, and heat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Place the chard in an airtight container, and place it in the refrigerator or a cooler.
  3. Season the steak with sea salt and pepper. Grill the steak to medium, about 4 minutes per side, depending on its thickness. Set it aside to cool.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the beet slices in a single layer on the baking sheet. Drizzle the beets with olive oil, and sprinkle them with sea salt and pepper.
  5. Roast the beets in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until soft. Then set them aside to cool.
  6. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the dressing ingredients. Shake to mix well. Store in the refrigerator or a cooler.
  7. Slice the steak into strips, place them in an airtight container, and store in the refrigerator or a cooler.
  8. Cut the beet slices in half, place them in an airtight container, and store them in the refrigerator or a cooler.
  9. When you’re ready to eat your salad, simply place the chopped chard in a bowl, and top it with the steak strips and beets. Drizzle on the dressing, and your Steak & Chard Salad with Roasted Beets is all set!