Grilled Steak Salad with Beets & Scallions

INGREDIENTS:

Aioli:

  • 1/2 cup beef or chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 large egg yolk

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 small garlic clove, finely grated

  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper

  • 1 freshly ground pepper

Salad:

  • 1 pound tri-tip, New York strip, or skirt steak

  • 1 garlic clove, halved

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper

  • 1 freshly ground pepper

  • 1 bunch scallions or ramps

  • 1 bunch spicy greens (such as arugula or mizuna)

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 3 beets, peeled, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

PREPARATION: 

Aioli:

  1. Bring stock to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium-low heat; cook until reduced by half, about 5 minutes.

  2. Whisk egg yolk and mustard in a bowl. Whisking constantly, gradually add oil, drop by drop at first, until mixture is very thick. Whisk in lemon juice and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Stir in stock.

Salad:

  1. Preheat oven to 200Β°F. Prepare grill for medium-high heat (or heat a grill pan over medium-high). Rub steak with cut sides of garlic and 1 tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill, turning several times, until lightly charred and mediumrare (an instant-read thermometer should register 130Β°F), 14–16 minutes. Transfer to a rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet.

  2. Meanwhile, toss scallions on another baking sheet with 1 tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill, turning often, until tender, about 4 minutes. Transfer to rack with beef and keep warm in oven.

  3. Arrange greens on a platter; season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with lemon juice and 1 tablespoon oil. Toss beets in a bowl with vinegar and remaining 1 tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper. Arrange over greens. Slice steak 1/2" thick; top greens with scallions and meat. Pour any juices over; season with salt. Serve with aioli.