NY Strip Steak Salad

By Camille Styles
South Congress Hotel Dinner Party -- Steak Salad Recipe

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South Congress Hotel Dinner Party -- Steak Salad Recipe

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NY Strip Steak

Serves 4

NY Strip Steak Salad

By Camille Styles

For the steaks


  • 2 12-oz NY strip steaks
  • 1/2 cup finely ground coffee
  • 1/2 cup brute cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt


  1. Mix the ground coffee, cocoa powder and kosher salt in a bowl.
  2. Heavily rub each steak with the mixture.
  3. Cook on grill for 4 minutes on each side, until medium-rare.
  4. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool before thinly slicing.

For the salad


3 lbs carrots, preferably baby carrots for a better presentation

2 whole avocados, cut into large wedges

Crumbled feta cheese

Cilantro leaves

Chopped parsley

Lemon juice

Lime juice

Extra virgin olive oil


  1. Poach carrots in simmering water until tender but not falling apart. The carrots should still have a little crunch to them. Set aside to cool.
  2. Once cooled, halve the carrots lengthwise and char in a cast iron pan until blackened.
  3. Toss the charred carrots with all crumbled feta cheese, cilantro leaves, chopped parsley, lemon juice, lime juice and EVOO to taste.
  4. Plate salad and top with steak and avocado wedges.

For the pickled red onion


  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 1 tbs sugar


  1. Slice onion into thin shavings
  2. Toss with all other ingredients
  3. Let sit for 25 minutes

Comments (4)

  1. karin says:

    The Pear and Sage Cocktail page does not load.

  2. says:

    So awesome:-)
    Looks like it is Nordic inspired?

  3. Sarita says:

    How many does it serve?

    1. Camille Styles says:

      Hi Sarita! This recipe will serve 4 people.

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