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Steak Salad Niçoise

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Hands-on time 25 mins
Total time 40 mins
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 ounces beef, 1/4 cup tomatoes, 5 olives, about 3/4 cup beans, about 3/4 cup romaine, and 2 egg quarters)

Before: Steak and Potatoes. The average New York strip is no less than a half-pound on the plate, and typically serves one. That's practically a day's worth of protein, plus a hefty 12 grams of sat fat--before the addition of buttered potatoes and beans. We take a single 8-ounce steak, thinly slice it, and use it to flavor 4 entrée-sized salads, each filled with more than 2 cups of veggies.

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs (refrigerator-cold)
  • 10 ounce red potatoes
  • 12 ounces haricots verts (French green beans)
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 ounces trimmed New York strip steak
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated
  • 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 20 niçoise olives

Nutrition Information

  • calories 303
  • fat 16.2 g
  • satfat 3.6 g
  • monofat 8.7 g
  • polyfat 1.8 g
  • protein 19 g
  • carbohydrate 22 g
  • fiber 5 g
  • cholesterol 128 mg
  • iron 4 mg
  • sodium 540 mg
  • calcium 86 mg
  • sugars 5 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Place eggs and potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with cold water to 2 inches above eggs. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 7 minutes. Remove eggs from pan; place in a large ice water-filled bowl. Continue cooking potatoes 13 more minutes or until tender. Remove potatoes with a slotted spoon. Cool slightly; cut into quarters. Add beans to boiling water; cook 4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and place in ice water. Drain well; place potatoes and beans in a large bowl. Peel eggs; cut into quarters, and set aside.

  2. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steak to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Cut across grain into thin slices; sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

  3. Combine remaining 3/8 teaspoon salt, remaining 3/8 teaspoon pepper, parsley, and next 5 ingredients (through garlic) in a small bowl or jar; stir with a whisk or shake until well blended. Drizzle half of dressing over potato mixture; toss to coat. Divide potatoes, beans, steak, lettuce, tomatoes, olives, and eggs evenly among 4 plates. Drizzle remaining dressing over servings.