Coffee-Rubbed Steak Gorgonzola Salad w/ Honey Mustard Herb Caper Dressing

Looks tasty, eh? Please read over the instructions of each recipe, so you know how much prepping lead time you need. The dry rub for the steaks need a few hours to settle and the dressing requires 1-24 hours.

Coffee-Rubbed Steak Ingredients:
  • 2 Ribeye or NY Strip Steaks
  • My Dry Rub Coffee Mix, which is a secret recipe. However, for a simple mix, I would suggest using a 1 tbsp of each: ground coffee, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, salt + pepper.
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • Olive Oil
Honey Mustard Herb Caper Dressing Ingredients:
  • 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp Raw Honey
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Parsley, minced
  • 1 tbsp Capers, rinsed
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard 
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Aioli (optional)
  • Seasonings (a pinch of each): Garlic Powder, Oregano, Salt + Pepper
Gorgonzola Salad Ingredients:
  • Leafy Greens (I chose to mix arugula and spinach)
  • 1 c Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 1 c Cucumbers, quartered
  • 1/2 Avocado, diced
  • Gorgonzola Cheese, crumbled
Coffee-Rubbed Steak Instructions:
  • In a bowl, add Dry Rub Mix and massage between fingers, to fully blend seasonings. 
  • For steak, season with salt, then lather with dijon mustard and then dry rub mix all over. Sit in fridge, to marinate, for a minimum of 2 hours, max 6 hours. 
  • After 2 hours, sit steaks on countertop, to bring to room temp for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  • On the stovetop, add olive oil to cast iron skillet and cook steaks for 2 minutes on each side. 
  • Transfer skillet to oven and cook until your desired temperature. I prefer medium to medium-well.
  • Remove from oven and allow steaks to rest on cutting board for 10 minutes, before slicing.
Honey Mustard Herb Caper Dressing Instructions:
  • In a mason jar, combine all ingredients and shake vigorously.
  • Let chill for 1 to 24 hours.
Gorgonzola Salad Plating Instructions:
  • Either toss all ingredients in a bowl or plate in layers, as I did in the photo.
  • Add steak, Gorgonzola and drizzle dressing on top.
  • Enjoy!