Grilled Steak and Potato Caesar Salad: Go Daddy!

In Foodie Tips & Tidbits by Christine McKellar

Keep it simple on the plate for Dad this Father’s Day. Here’s a healthy and oh so tasty grilled steak and potato Caesar salad recipe that combines all the elements of a pleasant barbecue with delicious side dishes in an all-on-one-plate entree.

Grilled Steak and Potato Caesar Salad


2 lb boneless beef sirloin steaks (1 inch thick)

2 tablespoons refrigerated Caesar dressing

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 packages (1 lb 4 oz each) refrigerated new potato wedges

Cooking spray (olive oil)

2/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

2/3 cup refrigerated Caesar dressing

Chopped romaine lettuce

1/2 cup French’s Fried Onions or garlic croutons


Heat gas or charcoal grill. Brush steak with 2 tablespoons Caesar dressing; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper.

Cut 4 (18×12-inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil. Generously spray half of one side of each foil sheet with cooking spray. Place 1/4 of potatoes evenly in center of each sprayed portion of foil. Generously spray potatoes with cooking spray; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Fold unsprayed half of foil loosely over potatoes so edges meet; seal edges with tight 1/2-inch folds and fold again.

When grill is heated, place packets on gas grill over medium-high heat or on charcoal grill over medium-high coals; cover grill. Cook packets 10 minutes, turning over several times. Place steak on grill with packets; cook 10 to 15 minutes longer, turning steak over once or twice and turning packets several times, until steak is at desired temperature and potatoes are tender.

In large bowl, toss cooked potatoes, Parmesan cheese, 2/3 cup Caesar dressing and chopped romaine lettuce.  Cut steak across grain into thin slices. Divide potato/salad mixture evenly onto serving plates; top each with steak slices and sprinkle with French’s Fried onions or seasoned croutons.