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Seared Steak Salad with Roasted Peppers and Arugula

Seared Steak Salad with Roasted Peppers and Arugula

Seared steak is paired with arugula, roasted peppers, and homemade croutons.

Oxmoor House JUNE 2006

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Cook time: 21 Minutes
  • Prep time: 9 Minutes


  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced and divided
  • 2 cups drained bottled roasted red bell peppers, cut into strips
  • 2 (8-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks (1 inch thick), trimmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
  • 1 cup (1-inch) cubed French bread
  • 1 (5-ounce) bag arugula or spinach


1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl; stir in 2 minced garlic cloves. Add bell pepper strips; toss well, and set aside.

3. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle steaks evenly with salt and black pepper; coat steaks with cooking spray. Add steaks to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until medium-rare or desired degree of doneness. Remove from pan; let stand 10 minutes.

4. While steaks stand, combine bread cubes and remaining minced garlic; toss well. Spread bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes or until golden brown.

5. While bread bakes, place about 1 1/2 cups arugula on each of 4 plates. Cut steaks diagonally across grain into thin slices. Remove bell pepper from bowl with a slotted spoon, reserving marinade. Divide steak and bell pepper evenly among salads. Drizzle reserved marinade evenly over each salad; top each salad with 1/4 cup croutons.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 246
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated fat: 3.1g
  • Protein: 19.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 16.1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 54mg
  • Iron: 3.4mg
  • Sodium: 517mg
  • Calcium: 83mg

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