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Warm Potato and Steak Salad

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on time 29 mins
Total time 29 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 3 ounces steak and 1 cup salad)
Serve with Smoky Haricots Verts and Mushrooms.


  • 1 pound new potatoes, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 (6-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 3/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 3 bacon slices
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup shaved celery
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  • 3 cups baby arugula
  • Smoky Haricots Verts and Mushrooms

Nutrition Information

  • calories 320
  • fat 16.5 g
  • satfat 5.4 g
  • monofat 7.3 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 20.4 g
  • carbohydrate 22.3 g
  • fiber 2.4 g
  • cholesterol 60 mg
  • iron 2.3 mg
  • sodium 469 mg
  • calcium 52 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 12 minutes or until tender; drain.

  2. While potatoes cook, heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle steaks evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add steaks to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove steaks from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Cut across the grain into slices.

  3. Cook bacon in skillet until crisp; remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 1/2 tablespoons drippings in pan. Crumble bacon, and set aside. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and flour to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in vinegar, 3 tablespoons water, sugar, and mustard; cook 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat; stir in potatoes, steak, bacon, celery, and green onions. Toss with arugula.

Cook's Notes

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