It’s finally grilling season!!! And what better way to flex your (grilling) guns than with a steak salad. Flank steak is a cheaper cut of meat that grills really well. It’s flavourful and when grilled and sliced right, perfect for a salad. It just begs for acidity. And it gets it with both a rustic cilantro chimichurri and a piquillo pepper balsamic vinaigrette. Great twist on a basic dressing!
Spanish piquillo peppers are sweet, not spicy at all. You can find them roasted and either jarred or canned. Chopping and adding them to the vinaigrette gives the dressing a slight sweet and pepper flavour depth. If you can’t find them, you can substitute with roasted red peppers which are very similar.
This is a staple salad in my household. It’s super easy to prep ahead and just grill the onions and steak before serving it. Every bbq needs a salad. And this is the perfect one. Happy grilling!!!