Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Total Time
20 Mins
4 servings

Flat-iron steaks come from the top blade portion of the chuck or shoulder section.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Rub thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper over steaks. Add steaks to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove steaks from pan. Add lemon halves, cut sides down, to pan; cook 3 minutes. Cut steaks across the grain into thin slices.

Step 2

Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, chives, and next 4 ingredients (through 1/8 teaspoon salt), stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over arugula; toss to coat. Arrange 1 steak, 1 cup arugula, and 1 lemon half on each of 4 plates; top each salad with 1 tablespoon cheese.

Ratings & Reviews

Deberry's Review

May 30, 2014

JustPeachy's Review

July 23, 2010
Excellent! A hit with the whole family! Skipped the grilled lemons and used spinach instead of arugula. Leftovers the next day were great! Will definitely make again!

BethieC's Review

August 22, 2012

rachrevisky's Review

February 24, 2013

bradya's Review

April 03, 2012

TheAspiringChef's Review

March 07, 2014
This was such an easy dish to make and so delicious! I think the grilled lemon is more for presentation because the dressing itself was perfectly lemony. I would try a different cut of meat next time since mine had large tendons in it. This is my first time using a flat-iron (I bought boneless chuck which google told me is the same) so not sure if that's typical or not.

skspillman's Review

May 26, 2010
This was very good! I did make a few substitutions. I used spinach instead of arugula, and I doubled the dressing. I also used boneless sirloin steaks. I served these with CL's Spiced Parmesan Cheese Crisps--delicious!

ksmith6103's Review

July 13, 2014
Simple and delicious! I'm making it again next week!

MsScheherazade's Review

July 02, 2010
This salad was superb and easy to make. My husband who is particular about his steak enjoyed it also. I highly recommend this. I look forward to having it again. I did not alter anything except using mixed greens which tasted wonderful.

lizlee's Review

May 12, 2011
This salad is good, but what makes it is the dressing! We have this salad at least once a week without the steak and grilled lemons. A little arugula, dressing, and shaved parmesan, and it's a perfect, go-to, quick fix for dinner. It was a hit at our last dinner party, too.