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Cherry Pecan Salad

CHERRY PECAN SUMMER SALAD


Welcome in the summer with this vibrant, local,
seasonal salad
piled high with tart cherries,
luscious greens, creamy goat feta, and candied pecans, all tossed in honey wine vinaigrette
and topped with grilled grass-fed steak.

Stop by a farmers market or farm stand near you
to pick up your local Cherry Pecan Summer Salad ingredients tonight!

 

We thank the following Utah’s Own members for their generous donations. Find these members and more by exploring our Utah’s Own Producer Directory and click here to view our segment on KUTV's Fresh Living with Chef Bryan Woolley as he demonstrates how to make this summer favorite.

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Utah’s Own Cherry Pecan Summer Salad with Grass-Fed Sirloin
Serves 4 people


Salad Ingredients

  • 4 cups Arugula
  • 4 cups Swiss Chard, chopped
  • 2-4 ounces Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • Handful Dried Cherries
  • Candied Nuts (Almonds, Pecans, Walnuts, etc)
  • 2 - 6 oz Grass-Fed Steaks
  • Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette: 

  • 1/4 cup Honey Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 3/4 tablespoon Creamy Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 2/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Steak Seasoning:

  • 1-2 tablespoons Kosher Salt
  • 1-2 teaspoons Ground Black Pepper
  • 1-2 Cloves Garlic, minced

 

Directions

Toss arugula and swiss chard in a large mixing bowl. Add crumbled feta, dried cherries and candied nuts. Dress the salad to your liking with vinaigrette. Toss and top with sliced steak and additional feta, if desired, to serve. 

For the Vinaigrette:

Mix the first five ingredients. Stream in olive oil and whisk to emulsify. Adjust seasoning if necessary.

For the Steak:

Combine the salt, pepper and garlic in a small bowl. Rub the mixture into both sides of each steak, then allow the meat to come to room temperature while you prepare the grill.

Grill the steak at 400° to 500°F on a gas grill - cook each side for about 3 minutes (depending on thickness), until they reach an internal temperature of  120-135° or your desired finish.