03 May 2017

Warm Steak and Sweet Potato Salad

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It is National Salad Month and we are celebrating with a variety of delicious salads at Foodie Extravaganza!  Thank you to our host, Camilla Mann from Culinary Adventures with Camilla. She organized us into this wonderful group of bloggers and recipes that I am delighted to share with you!

Warm Steak and Sweet Potato Salad


This salad makes a nice sized lunch for two. Add more greens and another steak to make enough for four. The sweet potato cubes are plentiful.

Warm Steak and Sweet Potato Salad


Warm Steak and Sweet Potato Salad

1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1" cubes
1 T olive oil
salt and pepper
your favorite steak seasoning
1 1/4 lb strip steak
4 c mixed spring greens
2 T herbed de Provence
1/4 c goat cheese crumbles, if desired
Champagne vinaigrette dressing

Preheat oven to 400.  Wash greens and place on paper towels to drain.  Make dressing. Peel sweet potato and cut into one inch cubes.  Coat with olive oil and salt and pepper.  Lay on a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet in a single layer.  Roast for 20 minutes, turn, and roast for 10 minutes more.  While potatoes are roasting, season the steak with your favorite seasonings.  Season heavily.  Heat a cast iron skillet, sear steak on edges, and on each side (depending on doneness, 4-6 minutes on each side.)

Remove from heat, and let rest 6-8 minutes. Slice on the diagonal.  To assemble salad, lay greens on a plate, sprinkle with herbes de Provence. Pour on dressing.  Add sweet potato cubes and goat cheese crumbles.  Lay steak across the top of the salad and serve warm.

This salad is an elegant meal for friends as well. Slicing the steak ahead of time means that the steak is easy to cut and eat.  You can leave off the goat cheese crumbles as we did, and of course, exchange the Champagne dressing for your favorite dressing.

Warm Steak and Sweet Potato Salad

Take a peek at all the other wonderful salads being made for today's round up, and give one a try for National Salad Month.  Be sure to come back and tell us about the one you made!

Foodie Extravaganza is where we celebrate obscure food holidays or cook and bake together with the same ingredient or theme each month. This month Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla is hosting. She encouraged us: "Let's celebrate all things salad. Green salads, pasta
salads, potato salads...whatever you want!"

Posting day for #FoodieExtravaganza is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you're a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.

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