Some dishes are so adjustable, they're more a concept than a recipe. Exhibit A: this grilled-steak salad. The trick is to drizzle on a little vinaigrette when the meat comes off the heat, to give it a savory brightness. Lay the sliced steak and grilled vegetables on top of crunchy romaine and anything else that beckons at the farm stand, then top it all off with briny feta and more vinaigrette.

Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2020


Credit: Con Poulos

Recipe Summary

35 mins
1 hr 5 mins
Serves 4 to 6


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat a grill to medium-high. Season steak with salt and pepper. Brush corn and onion with olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Lightly brush grates with vegetable oil.

  • Grill corn, turning occasionally, until lightly charred, 10 to 12 minutes. Grill onion until lightly charred and tender, 6 to 8 minutes a side. Transfer vegetables to a cutting board. When cool enough to handle, cut kernels from cobs and coarsely chop onion.

  • Meanwhile, grill steak until a thermometer inserted into thickest part registers 125°F for medium-rare, about 3 minutes a side. Transfer to a plate; drizzle with 2 tablespoons vinaigrette. Let stand 10 minutes, then slice against the grain.

  • In a large salad bowl or platter, layer romaine, bell pepper, tomatoes, corn, and onion. Season to taste; drizzle with half of remaining vinaigrette. Top with steak and feta. Serve with remaining dressing on the side.