A delicious and easy Arugula Steak Salad is perfect to impress your guests or ideal for a mouth-watering family weekend BBQ and fast enough for a mid-week dinner. This easy steak salad recipe will be a great additions to your quick and easy recipe folder.
EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT IN A SALAD
This easy arugula steak salad recipe is not only simple to toss together, but also loaded with nutrients and flavour. As a bonus, its also gluten-free and can even stand up to the Paleo dieters. Marinating the steak is a secret tip to enhance the flavour and tenderness of cheaper cuts of steak, so don’t use that premium, well aged, wagyu beef steak for this recipe! This easy steak salad recipe will become one of you favourites.
WHAT IS ARUGULA?
Arugula, also known as rocket or rucola, is a leafy green vegetable with a distinct peppery flavour. Arugula is commonly used in salads, sandwiches, and as a pizza topping, adding a zesty and slightly spicy kick to dishes.
INGREDIENTS FOR THIS EASY STEAK SALAD RECIPE
- Dried chilli flakes
- Dried mixed herbs
- Flat-leaf parsley
- Balsamic vinegar
- Olive oil
- Rump steak
- Sweet potato
- Arugula (Rocket leaves)
- Kalamata olives
- Red onion
EASY STEAK SALAD: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS?
We have used rump steak for this easy steak salad recipe, but choosing the perfect steak is really a personal preference. Other cuts that could work is top sirloin, porterhouse, tenderloin, strip steak, T-bone or even fillet. Keep in mind that using a marinate is also ideal for budget meat, it will add flavour and tenderise. Steak from stores like Aldi is perfect for this.
The steak can be seared in a pan on high heat. Cast iron is the best! Sear 2-3 minutes on each side, until a nice brown crust formed and cooked to your preference inside. Ensure that marinade is well drained before add steak to pan.
Do the Goldilocks check. If steak still feels very soft, it will be more to the rare side. If it is very firm, it will be well-done. We like ours like Goldilocks, not too soft and not too firm – just right.