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Steak Salad For One

Sizzling Steak Salad with Gorgonzola Dressing, steak straight off the skillet, sliced and placed on a bed of assorted salad greens topped with a creamy Gorgonzola Dressing.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main/Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salad
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 604kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small red pepper , sliced
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon creole seasoning mix (I use Tony Chachere's)
  • 1 4 ounce top sirloin steak (1-inch thick)
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 2 cups salad greens
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes , cut in half


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 ounces gorgonzola cheese , crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • pinch salt
  • pinch coarsely ground black pepper


  • Mix the garlic cloves with the red pepper slices and the olive oil on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 15 minutes or until garlic and red peppers are soft. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • Heat a small to medium sized cast iron skillet over high heat for 5 minutes. While the skillet is heating, rub the seasoning mix over each side of the steak. Add the vegetable oil to the skillet and swirl to cover bottom of skillet.
  • Place the steak on the skillet and cook for 5 minutes on this side. Using tongs, flip the steak and add butter. Allow the steak to cook an additional 3-5 more minutes for steak that is medium-rare. Add an additional 2 to 3 minutes for steak cooked to medium.
    As the steak cooks, spoon a little of the melted butter over the top of the steak.
  • Remove steak to a cutting board and let stand for 10 minutes, covered.
  • Place the greens on a large plate. Cut the steak diagonally into thin slices and arrange on the greens. Top with roasted peppers, sliced garlic and tomatoes. Spoon gorgonzola dressing over the salad.
  • Combine the oil, cheese, vinegar, mustard, garlic and basil in a small food processor or blender (add additional olive oil if smoother consistency is desired). Season with salt and pepper. Blend until well mixed. Cover and chill.


Cooking Times For A 1-Inch Steak In A Skillet
Rare: 6-11 minutes (turning once halfway through cooking time)
Medium: 9-14 minutes
Medium-Well: 11-16 minutes


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 604kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 76g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 802mg | Potassium: 601mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4405IU | Vitamin C: 132.8mg | Calcium: 332mg | Iron: 2mg