Grilled Steak with Tomato Salad and Sourdough Croutons

If there is one thing I am loving at the moment, it's tomatoes. To think I used to hate them raw but loved them cooked as a kid - who even was I? As you guys know I have recently been taking a step back to see how I can make our humble midweek dinners a bit more fancy without spending any extra time in the kitchen each night. The other night I grilled some steaks on the BBQ, and we were going to have a simple side salad using heirloom tomatoes and whatever leftovers we had in the fridge and pantry. I noticed we had some leftover sourdough in the freezer, and decided to make this insanely delicious Grilled Steak with Tomato Salad and Sourdough Croutons. Often I find it's the nights where I using what I can find in the fridge and pantry is when I get the most creative in the kitchen. Is anyone else like that? The dish is layered with several simple ingredients - steak grilled on the BBQ, cherry tomatoes and heirloom tomatoes, radishes, shallots, chunks of stale sourdough bread toasted in the oven and micro herbs. It's seasoned with lots of salt and pepper, and then finished off with a light drizzle of vinaigrette.

 

Grilled Steak with Tomato Salad and Sourdough Croutons Grilled Steak with Tomato Salad and Sourdough Croutons

 

Speaking of vinaigrette...

While the grilled steak is a key element, and so are the tomatoes and the croutons, in mu humble opinion, the hero ingredient is a very simple vinaigrette I have been making for over 25 years. But I can't claim the recipe as my own. My high school bestie's mother was a legendary model and also, a queen in the kitchen. She used to make an incredibly simple yet flavour packed salad of cold iceberg lettuce leaves, finely chopped red onion and a beautiful vinaigrette. It consists of olive oil and dijon mustard. And that's it. Crazy I know, but back then I feeling constantly in awe of her because in my parents fridge at home, we only had Paul Newmans Classic Dressing. It's amazing how memories are linked to moments we have with food and still to this day, I make the same salad dressing, and I still make that salad. It's the perfect side salad for warm pastas, pizzas and lots more. 

 

Grilled Steak with Tomato Salad and Sourdough Croutons Grilled Steak with Tomato Salad and Sourdough Croutons 

 

I really hope you like my take on midweek steak and salad. Scroll down a little bit further and you'll find my Recipe Card below where I show you how to make this simple yet quick and delicious Grilled Steak with Tomato Salad and Toasted Breadcrumbs. I promise you'll it! And if you do (fingers crossed), I would love you to leave a 5 star rating below. You can also stay in touch with me, see what I am cooking in the kitchen next, and which home DIY project I am diving into by following along on Instagram and Pinterest.

 

 Grilled Steak with Tomato Salad and Sourdough Croutons Grilled Steak with Tomato Salad and Sourdough Croutons

 

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