This hearty salad from Bouchon Bakery is a full meal perfect for summer weather, and you could easily make the cooked components on an outdoor grill. Slightly spicy arugula is tossed with soft and sweet grilled onions, charred corn kernels, and crunchy fresh radish, plus cotija cheese for a salty punch. The smoky-sharp Dijon and Piment d’Esplette vinaigrette brings everything together, and tender seared steak tops it off. Find more meal-worthy salad recipes here.
Shopping Note: You may find the cut of steak called for under one of several names, including teres major, beef shoulder petite tender, bistro filet, shoulder tender, or mock tender, but feel free to use any high-quality steaks you prefer (or can find).
Piment d'Esplette is a particular variety of French pepper harvested in late summer and traditionally hung in garlands on balconies and walls to dry. It's then ground and used to add a warm, slightly smoky flavor balanced by a sweet fruitiness to various dishes. In a pinch, regular paprika can stand in, but it isn't quite the same.Buy Now ›
Photo by David Escalante.