caesar + fries + carbonation = perfection
Is there anything better than a creamy fresh Caesar salad, crispy fries and a refreshing bubbly drink on a hot summer day?
Why yes, yes there is.
It’s THIS creamy fresh STEAK TIP caesar salad with HOMEMADE CROUTONS, crispy SWEET POTATO fries and a refreshing GARLIC HERB AIOLI!
Everything is seasoned, marinated and cooked to perfection. The croutons are crispy, the steak is tender and each crispy on the outside, soft on the inside French side is dunked in a hearty bite of aioli.
We marinated the steak tips a few hours before grilling to ensure they maintain their flavor and are extra tender. If you’ve never made or heard of steak tips before than you’ve probably never been to New England. We take a sirloin 6oz filet of steak and cut it into 3 2oz triangle pieces before marinating. The added surface area allows the flavors to seep into every bite, it also allows for fast cook times and the perfect, 3 bite chunks of meat.
For the aioli just grab whatever herbs you have on hand. I just went out to my garden and grabbed a handful of whatever caught my eye (dill, basil, parsley, oregano).
For the Caesar dressing feel free to make your own! We’re partial to our creamy avocado Caesar dressing. But if you’re in the store, we highly recommend the #BolthouseFarms Caesar dressing!
Steak Tip Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons
4 Servings | Prep time: 2 hours Cook time: 20 minutes
Notes: You can make the croutons a day or two ahead. I would get the steak marinating and then make the rest of the meal before grilling the steak since these cook very quickly.
For the steak:
2 lb sirloin filets, cut into 3 oz triangle “tips”
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 cup steak sauce, I use primal foods
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
For the croutons:
4oz stale bread, I used some sourdough and some brown bread
1 tbsp olive oil
paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, salt, ground oregano, to taste
For the salad:
1/4 cup bacon bits, either 2-4 slices cooked bacon, chopped, or store bought
1/4 cup freshly shaved parmesan
4-6 cups chopped romaine
1/2 cup Caesar dressing, we have a homemade one but I also love Bolthouse farms
Combine all of the steak marinade ingredients in a gallon bag or bowl. Add steak tips to the bowl and mix in with marinade.
Marinate steak at least 2 hours prior to cooking, removing from the fridge 45 minutes before.
During this time make the croutons, sweet potatoes and aioli (below).
Preheat grill to 450F.
Sear the steak tips for 4 min each side, for medium, longer or shorter depending on preference. Remove from grill and set aside to rest, covered in foil, for 8-10 minutes.
Serve atop the salad!
To make the croutons, preheat oven to 400F.
Dice bread into cubes and coat with olive oil and spices, adding more depending on spice preference.
Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes, turning halfway. Remove when golden brown and crispy.
To assemble the salad, combine lettuce, dressing, bacon and parmesan together in a bowl.
Add croutons and toss to mix.
Top with steak tips.
Finish each plate with sweet potatoes and 2 tbsp aioli (directions below).
Sweet Potato Wedges with Healthy Herb Garlic Aioli
4 Servings | Cook time: 35 minutes
Notes: I love using whatever fresh herbs I have on hand for the aioli here, the more the merrier. These fries are delicious alongside anything but especially next to this refreshing steak tip caesar salad.
For the sweet potatoes:
2 large sweet potatoes, cut into wedges
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp rosemary
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp sea salt
For the aioli:
1/2 cup herbs, I used basil, dill, oregano and parsley, minced
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp mayo
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Toss cut potatoes in oil and spices until well coated.
Bake for about 35 minutes, turning halfway until the inside is soft and the outside is crispy. Finish with extra flaky salt as needed.
Combine aioli ingredients together in a bowl.
For a smooth aioli, blend with an immersion blender or a small food processor.
Serve the aioli alongside the sweet potatoes. We highly recommend these with our steak tip caesar salad, above.
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Nutrition Facts are provided as a guideline only. Exact nutrition will depend on quantity, brand and ingredients used.