Oxmoor House
Hands-On Time
14 Mins
Total Time
29 Mins
6 servings

We're not above reaching for a bottle of supermarket ranch dressing, if we can jazz it up with horseradish. The incredible spices layered throughout this steak salad call for a spicy, sweet wine to match.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare salad dressing, combine ranch dressing and horseradish in a small bowl; cover and chill.

Step 2

To prepare steaks, combine black pepper, ground coffee, ground cumin, and ancho chile powder. Rub both sides of steaks with pepper mixture, and let stand 10 minutes.

Step 3

Heat a nonstick grill pan over medium heat. Coat steaks with cooking spray. Add steaks to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove steaks from pan; let stand 7 minutes.

Step 4

Combine shallots, fresh basil, bell peppers, juice, and tomatoes in a small bowl; toss well.

Step 5

Arrange 1 cup arugula on each of 6 serving plates, and top each serving with 2 toast slices. Cut each steak diagonally across grain into thin slices. Divide steak slices evenly among the toast slices; top each serving with about 2 tablespoons tomato mixture. Drizzle each serving with about 1 tablespoon of the salad dressing. Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

Very quick & easy & really really good!

April 22, 2016
I've been trying a few of the dinner salads on My Recipes - getting ready for summer!  This one was everyone's favorite.  We don't eat very much red meat, so this was a real treat. Also, it was a great way to eat some beef, without having to purchase (and then consume!) a large amount.  The rub was flavorful and the tomato mixture was delicious!  I used a mix of head lettuce (makes it more substantial) and spinach/arugula.  I also used slices of fresh mozzarella - two of my kids are running track and I wanted to add a little extra protein!  Definitely a keeper!

jmeleeS's Review

January 08, 2013
Quick, easy with excellent flavors using items you most likely buy / have on hand every week. I made this recipe last night for a weeknight meal and both my husband and I really enjoyed the bold flavors. Any lean steak variety will do for this one, and we used spring mix salad in lieu of only arugula, but otherwise made as directed. Definitely a filling recipe and I served along with some summer crisp corn for a full meal. Very easy to make and whips up in a snap; looks very appealing on the plate too - Absolutely a keeper recipe; Enjoy!

kvanselow's Review

May 24, 2012
The whole family loved this dish. The tomato mixture added wonderful flavors. Will definitely make again.

BeginnerCook4's Review

February 21, 2011
This recipe has become one of the favorites in our family! It's often requested on summer birthdays. Not only is it very tasty but it's also easy and fast to make. I highly recommend adding this to your recipe book. :) Tip-double the tomatoes.

JeriTex's Review

October 05, 2010
Spice rub is fantastic. Delicious recipe.

robincope's Review

September 11, 2010
This recipe was delicious and hearty.

Mleigh's Review

July 07, 2010
My friend made this for dinner for me last night and it was delicious. Because she was distracted while trying to cook she forgot the spice rub on the steak, but I didn't even miss it. The dressing is really flavorful. Perfect for a hot summer night when the temps were in the 101-degree range!

skspillman's Review

February 04, 2009
This was delicious and even the picky eaters in my household enjoyed it! I was out of cumin so I used coriander instead--steak was well-seasoned, although next time I will definitely use cumin! Also next time I will double the amount of the vegetables to spoon over top of the salad. The dressing was so tasty and simple to prepare, and the seasoning is unusual and good. I also used spinach instead of arugula, and herb-seasoned French bread instead of plain. I will definitely make this again!