Warm Steak Tomato and Mozzarella Salad ~ one of life’s simple pleasures packed with flavor
I absolutely love salads and my Tomato and Mozzarella Appetizer Salad is usually requested by friends when asked what to bring to a get-together. I am all about simple, easy and delicious flavors coming together.
When Sunday Supper Tastemaker, Sue Lau of Palatable Past Time, suggested Winter Salads as a theme for this week’s #SundaySupper event, I was at a bit of a loss as to what to make. While at the grocery store, it came to me. I found some gorgeous Florida grape tomatoes that were calling my name and that is when this beautiful combination of flavors started coming together.
I will admit, I spent a Saturday morning playing around in the kitchen coming up with the perfect combination. Instinctively, I wanted to add basil. But while basil tastes so good with a cold tomato and mozzarella salad with balsamic dressing, it was just not the right partner for this warm version with sirloin steak. Ultimately, rosemary, garlic and browned butter were the perfect partners. Yes, I said it – browned butter. Amazing what 4 tablespoons can do for this dish. You will be blown away. Just remember not to walk about from it. Only a couple of seconds will make the difference between browned and burnt.
- 2 cups of grape tomatoes
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon garlic salt
- 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, chopped or ¼ teaspoon of dried rosemary
- 4 small boneless sirloin steaks (approximately ½ inch thick)
- fresh ground sea salt and pepper
- 1 mozzarella cheese ball, 8 ounces
- 4 tablespoons butter
- Preheat oven to 325º
- Slice the grape tomatoes in half.
- Mix with olive oil in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
- Add the garlic and rosemary and stir until well combined.
- Layer the tomatoes on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes until the tomatoes are slightly blistered and golden.
- Season the sirloin steaks with sea salt and pepper. Give it a generous coating of sea salt. These steaks can handle it.
- Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan, add the steaks and cook for two minutes on each side, until a nice crust forms or cooked to your liking.
- Remove from the pan and set aside to rest.
- Slice the mozzarella into thin slices and layer on a platter.
- Slice the sirloin steak and place on top of the mozzarella.
- Remove the tomatoes from the oven and pour them over the steak and mozzarella.
- Add the butter to the skillet the sirloin steak was cooked and cook on high for approximately 2 to 3 minutes while stirring with a whisk.
- When the butter starts to brown, remove immediately and pour over the steak tomato and mozzarella.
- Serve warm with some crusty bread or small potato rolls to make sliders.
There are a couple of steps to this dish but I promise you. They are totally worth it. It is amazing to see such simple ingredients come together in a delicious dish. We really enjoy making a big platter and serving with small potato rolls so that everyone can create their own steak tomato and mozzarella sliders.
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#SundaySupper Winter Salads
- Amish Ham Salad from Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Arugula, Butternut & White Bean Salad with Maple Vinaigrette from Pook’s Pantry
- Arugula Salad with Maple Vinaigrette from Cooking Chat
- Beet Terrine from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Blood Orange and Salmon Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette from La Bella Vita Cucina
- Blood Orange, Beet, and Apple Salad with Goat Cheese and Citrus Honey Vinaigrette from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
- Blue Cheese and Pear Salad from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Breakfast Salad from Our Good Life
- Brussels Sprouts Salad with White Bean Dressing and Pecan Crisps from Beauty and the Beets
- Chill Chasing Matchstick Vegetable Pasta Salad from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Chopped Salad with Roasted Root Vegetables and Bacon from MyGourmetConnection
- Citrus Salad from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Cobb Salad from Palatable Pastime
- Colorful Veggie Filled Quinoa with a Ginger-Lemon Dressing from Positively Stacy
- Crunchy Beet & Arugula Salad from The Crumby Cupcake
- Escarole and Roasted Broccoli Salad with Anchovy Dressing from The Texan New Yorker
- Farro Salad with Roasted Squash, Radicchio and Lemon-Tahini Dressing from Caroline’s Cooking
- Grilled Chicken Salad from Real Food Real Deals
- Hot German Hot Noodle Salad from Seduction in the Kitchen
- Kale Salad with Lemony Tahini Dressing from My Life Cookbook
- Lemony Couscous Lentil Salad from Magnolia Days
- Low-Carb Spinach Breakfast Salad from Life Tastes Good
- Mandarin Tossed Salad from Meal Planning Magic
- Orange and Walnut Baby Spinach Salad w/ Quinoa and Citrus Vinaigrette from The Freshman Cook
- Quinoa Salad with Apples, Pecans and Dried Cranberries from The Chef Next Door
- Radicchio Pear Walnut Salad from The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Roasted Butternut Squash Pearl Couscous Salad from Mysavoryspoon
- Roasted Savoy Cabbage Slaw with Spicy Bacon Dressing from Food Lust People Love
- Roasted Squash and Cabbage Salad with Crispy Chick Peas from Monica’s Table
- Shredded Beet Salad from Wholistic Woman
- Simple Arugula, Fennel and Leek Salad with Citrus from Simply Healthy Family
- Simple Spinach Cobb Salad With Lardons from And She Cooks
- Spinach Citrus Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette from From Gate to Plate
- Warm Balsamic Steak Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing from Momma’s Meals
- Warm Cabbage Salad with Bacon and Goat Cheese from Nik Snacks
- Warm Cauliflower Spinach Salad with Pancetta from Taste and See
- Warm Potato and Broccoli Buffalo Salad from Sweet Mornings
- Warm Potato Salad with Arugula, Bacon and Brown Butter from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Warm Steak Tomato and Mozzarella Salad from Family Foodie
- Wilted Lettuce Salad from Confessions of a Cooking Diva
- Winter BLT Panzanella Salad from Hardly a Goddess
- Winter Citrus and Endive Salad from An Appealing Plan
- Winter Fruit Salad from Pies and Plots
- Winter Kale and Wild Rice Salad from Moore or Less Cooking
- Winter Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Winter Salad with Fennel, Apple, Goat Cheese and Radishes from Delaware Girl Eats
- Winter Squash Quinoa Salad from Kitchen Gidget
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Wild Rice Salad plus more Winter Salad Recipes #SundaySupper from Sunday Supper Movement
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