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Beef, Broccolini, and Bread Salad with Salsa Verde

Chill Time
2 hrs

Hands-on Time
40 mins

Total Time
2 hrs 40 mins

Robust, briny, and herbaceous, Italian-style salsa verde usually gets spooned over vegetables and meats at the table, but it works beautifully as a marinade too.

su-Beef, Broccolini, and Bread Salad with Salsa Verde

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts
 5 garlic cloves
 4 anchovy fillets
 2 cups loosely packed flat-leaf parsley sprigs
 1/3 cup capers
 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
 1 teaspoon kosher salt
 1 teaspoon pepper
 1 1/2 pounds boneless New York strip steaks, fat trimmed
 1 1/2 pounds broccolini, ends trimmed
 5 slices (1/2 in. thick, 9 oz. total) pain au levain or other rustic bread
 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
 2 1/2 qts. loosely packed watercress sprigs
Step 1

Make salsa verde: Whirl garlic and anchovies in a food processor until finely chopped. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until herbs are chopped.

Step 2

Prepare steak and salad: Pour about 1/3 cup salsa verde into a medium bowl. Chill remaining salsa verde, covered. Add steaks to bowl, turn to coat, cover, and chill at least 2 and up to 24 hours; let stand at room temperature during last 30 minutes.

Step 3

Heat a grill to medium (about 350°). Put broccolini on a rimmed pan and brush with about 1/4 cup reserved salsa verde. Brush bread with oil.

Step 4

Grill bread, broccolini, and steak, turning once, until bread is browned and crisp (5 to 8 minutes), broccolini is tender-crisp and tops are lightly charred (about 10 minutes), and steaks are medium-rare (12 to 17 minutes). Transfer to a board as done; tent steaks with foil and let rest 5 minutes.

Step 5

Cut bread into small chunks and cut broccolini into 2 or 3 pieces on a diagonal. Slice steaks diagonally across the grain about 1/2 in. thick, then cut pieces in half.

Step 6

Toss watercress in a large bowl with enough of reserved salsa verde to coat lightly, then transfer to a platter or plates. Toss bread, broccolini, and steak with remaining dressing and arrange over watercress.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 704Calories from Fat 61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 49g76%

Saturated Fat 8.8g45%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 951mg40%
Total Carbohydrate 33g11%

Dietary Fiber 4.1g17%
Protein 36g72%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.