A hearty steak and pasta salad with a dijon balsamic vinaigrette.
steak salad recipe
1poundsirloin steaksalt and peppered to taste
8ouncesdry penne pasta
3/4Cup totalminced basil and cilantro
2Cups totalarugula and spinach leaves
1 - 2Cupsgrape tomatoeshalved
Season beef with salt and pepper and garlic. In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add beef and cook 7 minutes per side, Remove from heat and let rest. Cut beef into slices and set aside.
Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water for 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain pasta, reserving 1/4 C. pasta water.
In a small bowl, whisk 1/2 C. olive oil, balsamic vinegar and mustard. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add herbs.
In a large bowl toss the pasta with half of the dressing and 1/4 C. pasta water. Add arugula, tomatoes, beef and toss. Add more dressing to taste. Toss and serve.