Steak and potato salad with homemade ranch dressing recipe
This meal couldn't be more basic, but it's anything but boring. A little out of the ordinary, but definitely delicious, steak and potato salad with homemade ranch dressing is a fun dish to serve. Not only fun, but you've got all the basics covered in one dish and you'll have leftover dressing to serve another day.
Steak and potato salad with homemade ranch dressing
For the ranch dressing
- 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup buttermilk*
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
- Salt to taste
*If you don't have buttermilk handy, create sour milk by using 1-1/2 teaspoons of white vinegar or lemon juice and 1/2 cup of milk. Mix together and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes before using it in the recipe.
- In a small bowl, whisk all of the ingredients together.
- You can store the dressing in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to two weeks.
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For the salad
- 1 pound sirloin steak (about 1-inch thick)
- 1-1/2 pounds small potatoes, halved
- 3 tablespoons vegetable oil (two for the potatoes and one for the steak)
- 4 cups mixed salad greens
- Salt and ground black pepper for seasoning
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
- In a medium-sized bowl, toss the potatoes, 2 tablespoons of oil, salt and pepper together. Place them on a baking sheet and cook until they turn a golden color.
- Season the steak with salt and pepper. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil to a skillet over high heat. Cook the steaks to your desired doneness. When it's finished cooking, let it rest for 5-7 minutes. When it's ready, thinly slice the steak.
- In a large serving bowl, add the salad greens and potatoes. Next add in the steak and toss it together to combine.
- Serve on individual plates and top with the homemade ranch dressing.
Basics don't have to be boring -- give this salad a try!