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Giada De Laurentiis' Steak Salad Includes Bright Flavors And Peppery Greens
Giada De Laurentiis has a passion for arugula's peppery profile. She pairs the greens with a perfectly seared steak in her Ribeye Steak Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe.
De Laurentiis also uses sweet roasted peppers in the salad, which provide a nice contrast to the sharp greens, plus some savory Parmigiano Reggiano to finish.
De Laurentiis says, "I love a great ribeye steak [...] most when paired with lighter, brighter ingredients to help balance out how rich and savory the meat is."
In place of arugula, try mustard greens for a spicy kick and less bitterness, watercress for a milder flavor, or leftover radish sprouts for a similar taste to watercress.