Make no mis-steaks! This Sumac Steak Salad with Everything Bagel Vinaigrette is easy, flavorful and impressive. Plus that runny egg!
Happy Valentine’s Day!! Woo hoo!
I’m always a big fan of this holiday even when I’m single. (Whomp.) Maybe it’s because I love normal candy in red and pink form (fact) or maybe it’s my new Target kids heart sequin and tulle skirt I treated myself to. But probably it’s because I’ve always followed a compass instead of a map. In other words, I just do me and not worry about the rules (screw you, rules!) Or maybe it’s because last Valentine’s with my last boyfriend I got violent food poisoning and puked up steak and pricey red wine so maybe being single isn’t so bad after all.
Mmm steak. Luckily that incident didn’t ruin my taste for red meat. Whether you are in love, or just in love with steak, this is the perfect Valentine’s Day recipe. It’s flavorful, but won’t weigh you down 😉 and there is nothing sexier than a runny egg yolk. It’s just science.
Pro tip: if you’re making this recipe for one, still make two steaks but use the second one for steak and eggs breakfast! Or just eat two portions. No rules!
Everything bagel vinaigrette for president. Poke the yolk. Or something.
- For Steak:
- 2 6-oz filet mignons, at least 2-inches thick, taken out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking, dried well (that equals a nice crust!)
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons sumac
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- For Everything Bagel Vinaigrette:
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon everything bagel spice (that's equal parts poppy seeds, sesame seeds, granulated onion, granulated garlic), plus more for garnish
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- Salt to taste
- For Salad:
- 3 cups spinach leaves
- ¼ red onion, sliced thin
- 2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped (toasted or not)
- 2 fried eggs
- Steak time! Season your dry filets well on both sides with salt, pepper and sumac.
- Take a large, heavy bottomed sauté pan over high head and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sear filets 2-minutes per side until nice and brown and juices start to run. Don't play with them too much!
- Transfer steak to a cutting board and let rest for at 5-10 minutes.
- While resting, make your dressing!
- In a large bowl, whisk together Dijon mustard, lemon juice and everything bagel spice. Then slowly drizzle in olive oil while whisking until emulsified. Season with salt to taste.
- Toss spinach and red onion with dressing and divide onto two plates.
- Slice steak against the grain and place on greens. Top each with walnuts, a fried egg and more everything bagel spice!