A few simple changes will make your next steak Caesar salad even more delicious than usual! Breadcrumbs, cubed steak and just the right amount of dressing take your salad from good to the best steak Caesar salad ever. Really!
why we love this recipe
You know what’s great about Steak Caesar Salad? The fantabulous flavors of steak, croutons, Parmesan cheese and a tangy dressing, all in one bowl.
You know what’s NOT so great about most Steak Caesar Salads? Wrestling with the big slices of steak. Giant croutons that you almost need to cut up. TOO MUCH DRESSING.
So after ordering one too many of these salads, I decided to take matters into my own hands. I cut up a medium rare steak into bite sized pieces.
I swapped out the giant croutons for breadcrumbs that I toasted with garlic.
And I drizzled in the dressing bit by bit (tasting all along the way of course!) until it had just the right amount.
Now each forkful gets steak, lettuce, breadcrumbs, cheese and just the right amount of dressing. Happy sigh. No going back!
ingredients you need to make this recipe
ingredient notes and substitutions
- Steak: This is the PERFECT way to use up any leftover steak you have around. If you are cooking steak specially for this recipe, I like using anything from tenderloin (if I am feeling fancy!) to hangar steak (my current fave). But use whatever YOUR current fave is, and if you need a refresher, here’s some info on how to grill the perfect steak!
- Caesar Dressing: I tend to use the bottled kind, because I think it tastes just fine and it saves some time. But when I’m feeling ambitious, I love this recipe for homemade Caesar dressing.
- Bread crumbs: Make them fresh…it only takes a few minutes and it makes a big taste difference. And it’s a great way to use up that last slice of bread or hot dog roll.
how to make this recipe
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STEP ONE: Grab those bread crumbs (a slice or two of bread whirled in the food processor makes the perfect fresh bread crumbs and pop them into a skillet with some olive oil, a little minced garlic and some salt and pepper. Stir them around over medium high heat until everything is nice and crispy.
STEP TWO: Put about 4 cups of chopped romaine lettuce in a bowl, and drizzle in your favorite Caesar dressing a little at a time, tossing it around and tasting as you go, until you have the perfect amount of dressing.
STEP 3: Steak time! Add the steak and give it all a good toss.
Now all that’s left to do is divide it among plates, sprinkle it with Parmesan cheese and serve it up! No knives required!
I usually use either hanger or flap steak, cooked on the grill for about 2-3 minutes per side for medium rare. But whatever steak you like best will work – when I am feeling Super Fancy I used filet mignon. Oo-la-la!
Romaine is the classic type of lettuce used for Caesar salad, but if you have a different favorite lettuce, go for it!
Either way works great! Mine tends to be warm because I cook the steak at the last minute, but I’ve also made it with cold leftovers and it is equally awesome.
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want to round out your meal?
I love some bread on the side, and if I have the grill going anyway, I recommend this recipe for Grilled Flatbread. SO. GOOD.
I also love a refreshing cocktail with dinner salads, and while it’s hard to choose a favorite, I adore this recipe for a Peach Mint Margarita.
And for dessert? How about some ridiculously easy, crazy delicious Blue Dory Cookies?
other main meal salads we love
I definitely don’t always get things right, but I am ridiculously happy with my Steak Caesar salad hacks.
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