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best thing I ate this week: late summer’s bounty

The simplest recipes are so often my favourites. Maybe it’s because there is added delight in throwing just a few things together to produce pure, uncomplicated deliciousness. Like this simple salad we made this week thanks to Chef’s Plate.

This one’s definitely a keeper!

The recipe made two large dinner-sized salads for us. Modify for your needs. Add a cob of corn on the side and make it vegetarian.

Field Tomato and Sirloin Steak Salad with Croutons

Preheat the oven to 400°


  • A small steak
  • 3-4 slices of nice bread, cubed
  • 1 cup of yellow cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 large, ripe field tomato, cut in bite size pieces
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • The leaves picked off a couple of sprigs of fresh parsley
  • The leaves picked off a couple of sprigs of summer savory
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Olive oil

Make some croutons: toss the cubed bread with the summer savoury, salt and pepper and a tbsp. of olive oil in a medium bowl. Spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes, tossing halfway through.

In the same bowl, add a tbsp. of red wine vinegar, the parsley and a tbsp. of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside.

Grill or pan fry the steak 4-5 minutes a side for medium rare, or how you like it, and set aside.

In the bowl with the dressing, add both tomatoes and red onion and toss well. Add the croutons, toss again. Plate with a portion of the steak.

Every bite tastes like a specially delicious toasted tomato sandwich.


We started using Chef’s Plate service a few months ago, and we love it. We choose three meals a week, and the portioned ingredients and a recipe card are delivered to our door every Monday. We’re always happy with the quality of the food, and the ease recipes. For people like us, who often work long hours and get home late, this is a much cheaper and healthier option than simply going out. If you live in Ontario, enjoy trying new recipes, give them a try. It’s completely risk free, and there’s no commitment. And they’ll even give you two free meals for trying! Click here to read more.

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