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Seared Steak Salad with Balsamic-Shallot Reduction

Seared Steak Salad with Balsamic-Shallot ReductionThis steak salad will tantalize your taste buds. The secret to this mouthwatering recipe is in the seasoning—it's made with coffee!

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped shallots
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
1 1/4 teaspoons seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/4 pounds (3/4-inch-thick) flank steak
7 1/2 cups baby arugula or spinach leaves
1 1/2 cups pear or cherry tomato halves
Sliced red onion (optional)
1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) crumbled goat cheese or Gorgonzola cheese (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine vinegar, shallots and sugar in small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until reduced by half (you should have about 1/4 cup dressing remaining). Set aside.
  2. Place coffee granules, seasoned salt, garlic powder and pepper in small bowl; crush and combine ingredients with back of spoon. Pat steak dry, then sprinkle seasoning mixture evenly over both sides of steak; let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat large, nonstick grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat until hot (or preheat outdoor grill over medium-high heat). Add steak; cook for 4 minutes (cover if you are using outdoor grill). Turn over; reduce heat to medium. Cook for an additional 4 to 6 minutes for medium-rare. Transfer to cutting board; let steak rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Cut steak against the grain (slices should be about 1/4-inch thick). Divide arugula among five plates; top evenly with steak, tomatoes and onion. Drizzle with balsamic-shallot reduction; sprinkle with cheese.

Makes 5 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/5 of recipe): Calories: 220 Calories from Fat: 60 Total Fat: 7 g Saturated Fat: 2.5 g Cholesterol: 35 mg Sodium: 430 mg Carbohydrates: 13 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g Sugars: 10 g Protein: 26 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.