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Sonoma Ranch Steak Salad

 Sonoma Ranch Steak Salad
Recipe Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff
6 ServingsTotal Time: 30 min. to 35 min.


  • 3 beef Ranch Steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 8 ounces each)
  • 3 cups loosely packed fresh spinach
  • 1-3/4 cups frozen butter beans, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pint red and yellow cherry, grape or teardrop tomatoes, cut in half or quartered, if large
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, cut in half
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • Fresh basil (optional)
  • RUB:
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Combine Rub ingredients; press evenly onto beef steaks. Cover and
  • refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place spinach, beans, lemon juice, garlic and pepper in

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Sonoma Ranch Steak Salad (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • food processor container. With motor running, slowly add 2
  • tablespoons oil through opening in cover, processing until combined.
  • Season with salt, as desired. Set aside.
  • Combine tomatoes, cheese, olives and basil in medium bowl. Add
  • remaining 1 tablespoon oil and vinegar; toss well.
  • Place beef steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill,
  • covered, 11 to 14 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill,
  • 12 to 16 minutes) for medium-rare (145°F) to medium (160°F)
  • doneness, turning occasionally.
  • Remove; let stand 5 minutes. Carve steaks into slices; season with
  • salt, as desired. Evenly divided spinach mixture among 6 plate. Top
  • with beef slices; spoon tomato salad over beef. Garnish with basil,
  • if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.