Steak Peppercorn Salad

I can’t get enough salad these days. I guess that’s what happens when produce is fresh and in season and down-right delicious. While some nights we enjoy a grilled Caesar salad, and other nights I just throw a bunch of veggies in a bowl with oil and vinegar, still other nights I like to serve salad as our entire meal.

Steak Peppercorn Salad

Having never used green peppercorns before, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the dressing on this salad. It reminded me of a peppery creamy dressing you might have at a steak house. Since it’s so flavorful, a small amount goes a long way.

Steak Peppercorn Salad

We enjoyed this salad with steak on top, but it would be equally fulfilling with chicken or shrimp. Or even tofu, I’m sure. And as far as the mix-ins goes, use whatever is fresh in your region or whatever you have on hand. I can’t wait to make this again with the crunch from some red bell peppers.

Steak Peppercorn Salad

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Steak Peppercorn Salad

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

2 8-ounce beef eye round steaks
4 tsp dijon mustard
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 Tbsp olive oil
8 ounces white mushrooms, halved or quartered
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
3 Tbsp Greek yogurt
2 to 3 tsp brined green peppercorns, drained, plus 1 tsp brine from the jar
2 large romaine lettuce hearts, chopped
3 stalks celery, sliced
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered

Directions:

Rub the steaks all over with 1 teaspoon mustard and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the steaks and cook until browned, 5 to 6 minutes per side for medium rare. Transfer to a cutting board. Wipe out the skillet.

Heat 1 more tablespoon olive oil in the skillet. Add the mushrooms and cook, undisturbed, until golden, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and continue to cook, stirring, until just soft, 3 more minutes.

Whisk the parmesan, Greek yogurt, 3 tablespoons water, the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and 3 teaspoons mustard, the green peppercorns and brine, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and black pepper in a large bowl. Add the mushrooms, lettuce, celery, tomatoes and croutons and toss.

Cut the steak into bite-size pieces; add to the bowl and toss. Divide among plates and top with more parmesan.

Recipe adapted from Food Network Magazine

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13 Responses to “Homemade Green Bean Casserole”

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    Cathy B. @ Brightbakes — December 7, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    wow..great to see a green bean casserole with ingredients that are actually found in nature! 🙂 thank you!
    love,
    cathy b.

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    Carolyn — December 7, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    I think this homemade version has to beat the pants off the one with canned mushroom soup. I mean, with portobellos and shitakes? Yes please!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — December 7, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I’ve only tried the “classic” green bean casserole for the first time like a month ago and I’m definitely recreating it this weekend – cream of mushroom and all! Yours, however, looks gourmet and unprocessed!

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    Sinful Sundays — December 7, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    i’ve never had Green Bean casserole and want to try it so badly! I may just make the processed version to see how it tastes. Yours looks way more fabulous than I could probably ever get mine to be!

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    Boston Food Diary — December 7, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Yummmmm- well done in getting rid of the processed sections and going for the natural approach!!!! Looks delicious!

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    Melissa — December 7, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I’ve never had green bean casserole but this makes me want to try it! Yours looks really good.

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    stephchows — December 7, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    home made green bean casserole! I didn’t know it was possible! 🙂 Personally I’m in the hate category… but I’d be willing to try this version 🙂

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    Shannon — December 7, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    definitely looks better than the “traditional” version!!

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    Shannon — December 8, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Oooh, I am so excited about this! A friend requested green bean casserole for a small holiday party that I’m hosting, but I really, really didn’t want to make the regular version of it. This is perfect!

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    sabjimata — December 8, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    everything’s better homemade!

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    Lulu — December 19, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    This sounds like a very useful veggie side dish come the post-Xmas dinners. I did notice recently that oriental shops also sell roasted shredded crispy onions, if you find yourself very short of time one day (they are not expensive).

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    Stella — November 17, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Definitely the best green casserole recipe! I’ve been making Alton s recipe for years.

    • beantownbaker — November 24th, 2013 @ 5:51 pm

      Isn’t it great?!?

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