2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 Tbsp finely shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
¾ tsp salt, divided
½ tsp freshly ground pepper, divided
1 clove garlic, minced
2 large heads escarole or romaine lettuce, outermost leaves removed
1 lb beef tenderloin (filet mignon) or sirloin steak, trimmed and cut into 4 steaks, 1-1 1/2 inches thick
1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
2. Place tomatoes, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 tablespoon Parmesan, vinegar, basil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a food processor or blender; pulse until coarsely chopped. Set aside. Combine the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and garlic in another small bowl.
3. Leaving the root ends intact, cut escarole (or romaine) heads into quarters (the root will keep the leaves from falling apart); brush the cut sides with the garlic-oil mixture and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Season both sides of steak with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Pat the remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan onto both sides of the steak.
4. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the escarole (or romaine), turning occasionally, until the inner leaves have softened and the outer leaves have begun to char, about 4 minutes total. Transfer to a cutting board to cool. Grill the steaks, turning once, until desired doneness, 8 to 12 minutes total for medium.
5. Cut the root ends off the escarole (or romaine) and discard. Chop the leaves into bite-size pieces. Serve the steak and grilled greens drizzled with the reserved tomato vinaigrette.
Tip: To oil the grill rack: oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.
Provided by: EatingWell
Per Single Serving / Serves 4 Total
- Calories 302
- Calories from fat 144
- Total Fat 16gm 25%
- Saturated Fat 4gm 20%
- Monounsaturated Fat 9gm
- Sodium 601mg 25%
- Total Carbohydrates 11gm 4%
- Fiber 8gm 8%
- Protein 30gm
- Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.