Grilled Strip Steak Salad with Blue Cheese
1. Bring 1-inch water to a boil in medium saucepan. Add green beans, cover and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; set aside.
2. Meanwhile, combine vinaigrette ingredients in small bowl; set aside.
3. Press 2 teaspoons peppercorns evenly onto steaks. Place steaks in center of grid over medium, ash-covered coals; arrange peppers around steak. Grill steaks, covered, 11 to 14 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 11 to 15 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness. Grill peppers 7 to 11 minutes (gas grill times remain the same) or until crisp-tender, turning steaks and vegetables occasionally.
4. Carve steaks into thin slices. Cut peppers into 1-1/2-inch pieces. Season beef and vegetables with salt, as desired. Divide salad greens among four serving bowls; top evenly with vegetables. Arrange beef on salad. Sprinkle with blue cheese. Drizzle with vinaigrette.
To make a vinaigrette dressing, use the following ingredients:
¼ cup champagne or white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper