• Servings 6-8
  • Prep 15 min
  • Cook 8-10 min
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Steak with Tomato Red Onion and Watercress Vinaigrette


  • 4 vine ripe tomatoes
  • 2 lbs of sirloin steak, trimmed of all fat
  • 2 bunches of watercress, leaves picked
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • red onion thinly sliced into rings
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
With summer coming on before we know. Ripe farm fresh tomatoes will be abundant. Here is a recipe that you can whip up in a flash. This recipe comes from Executive Chef Joseph Gillard.

  • Cook steaks on a stove top grill or over hot charcoal. Cook to an internal temperature of 160 degrees for medium rare. Season with salt and pepper.
  • After cooking let steak rest for 10 minutes then cut into 1 and 1/2 inch cubes
  • Slice tomatoes, season each slice.
  • Slice red onions in to solid rings about 1/8 inch thick, season each slice lightly with salt.
  • Place the water cress on a platter. Place the tomatoes and some of the red onion atop the watercress. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Combine balsamic vinegar with olive oil and stir to incorporate.
  • Drizzle salad with vinaigrette.
  • Place the steak cubes atop the salad and garnish with some of the sliced red onions.

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