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Grilled Steak Salad with Balsamic Cabernet Dressing
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Marzetti® Brand. All opinions are 100% mine.
Friends, can we talk here?
It is getting close to the end of May, and you know what that means right?
Memorial Day, which of course means grilling!!
Have you started your grilling season yet? In the Pacific Northwest, grilling season is just about a religious experience, and ours is in high gear, with no plans of slowing anytime soon. I am enjoying it so much I just might move onto my deck and abandon my kitchen altogether!
We have been knee deep in burgers and BBQ, but (for me) there is always that yearning for fresh produce. Which is why I got uber excited when Marzetti® approached me to give some of their Marzetti® Vineyard Dressing a try.
Oh, don’t get me wrong, I will grill just about any veggie you throw at me, and these dressing would be amazing on them, but a nice fresh salad with peppery arugula, the bite of some red onion, and the sweet juiciness of grape tomatoes? You really can’t top that.
Unless of course it is topped with some perfectly grilled steak, tangy goat cheese, and a mouthwatering salad dressing made with balsamic vinegar and Cabernet right?
Oh yes, I am right!
So, let me tell you a few of the reasons I am so excited to be working with The Marzetti® Brand.
Marzetti® Vineyard Dressings are deliciously crafted pairings that are inspired by the vine. Y’all know me, I am all about the vine!
They have flavors like Asiago Peppercorn Chardonnay, Balsamic Cabernet, Citrus Pinot Noir, Dijon Champagne, Garlic & Herb Chardonnay, and Mixed Berry Merlot. Which means there is something for everybody, unless of course, you are me, then you express (very loudly) to everyone that they are ALL mine, and I am not too sure if I am going to share.
No, I shared. I am nice like that.
Seriously, I had to share, these flavors are too dang good not to share!
I was immediately drawn to the Balsamic Cabernet because they are two of my favorite flavors. But also because my guy is a big ol’ beef eater, and this dressing just screamed out to me that it wanted to be paired with a juicy grilled steak.
Yes, food talks to me #dontjudge
Plus there are only 60 to 80 calories per serving!
Which, umm hellooooooo, it is almost bathing suit season, so we can all get behind that right?
But, I know that you are dying to hear what the skeptic thought aren’t you?
Ya, he loved it!! He is now (if it is possible) even more excited than me about the different varieties available.
No joke, Mr. Non-foodie has visions of salads dancing in his head!
He actually said to me (this is no joke peeps) “Oh the Garlic & Herb Chardonnay would be great on a grilled chicken salad”, and I can’t believe I actually heard him say “I’ll bet the Citrus Pinot Noir would be really good over some grilled asparagus”.
Who is this man?
So, I am putting you to a challenge.
You need to come up with more ideas than Kevin has (hint – those aren’t the only ones). I want to hear them all! It might mean that we eat salad for the next 3 months, but I am totally game for that.
Now, grab those keys, get to the store (here is a handy dandy Vineyard Dressing product locator, and look in the refrigerated dressings section of the produce department, and buy a truckload of dressing so you can join me in my new obsession!
Place steak on the grill and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Turn and continue to cook for 3 to 4 more minutes, or to an internal temperature of 120 degrees F (medium rare). Allow steak to rest 10 to 15 minutes.
Meanwhile combine the arugula, onion, and tomatoes and toss with a small amount of the salad dressing. Place salad on a platter.
Slice steak thinly against the grain and place on top of the salad. Drizzle with additional salad dressing and top with goat cheese.
Welcome! It is so nice to meet you. My name is Bobbi. I am the Mom of 2 great kids, and Nana to a beautiful baby girl Kylee, and a handsome little devil named Torin. I share my life and home with my awesome partner Kevin, and 2 furbabies….