Who here loves ranch? (insert emoji girl with a raised hand) I DO! Who has stayed away from ranch on salads (cuz itz like sooo fattening), yet can never get enough on your late night pizza? This was the story of my life for so many years. And I agree conventional processed ranch dressing is no good for you. But the flavor of ranch is where its at! Thats why those ranch flavored chips are so good. But who would have thought that the flavor is just a bunch of herbs? A bunch of herbs that come together to create an incredible flavor we know and love as RANCH! You know Hidden Valley Ranch right? Well they were the darn creators of the stuff! That is how ranch dressing got its name. I wonder how Gayle and Steve Henson (creators of the dressing and owners of HVR) feel about everyone just taking their flavors and throwing the name on bags of Corn Nuts. Hmmm these are the things I ponder. Anywho back to this RANCH CRUSTED STEAK I made. Once you make this Ranch Herb Mix you will want to put it on everything. Hence why it landed all over this steak. Do yourself a favor and load up on those dried herbs!
So many herbs!
STEAKKK. Seriously cook your steak the way I say to in the recipe. SO GOOD.
I topped mine with almonds cause i’m fancy like that.
Ranch Steak Salad
Herb Ranch Mix:
- 2 teaspoon dried dill
- 2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 3 teaspoons dried chives
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 lb. Grass Fed Strip Loin Steak ( I get mine in the frozen section at Trader Joes!)
- 1 tablespoon ghee
- 2 tablespoons mayo (whole30 approved!)
- 2 tablespoons light coconut milk
- 3 cups chopped kale
- 3 cups mixed greens
- Combine herb mix ingredients in a spice/coffee grinder or regular blender. Pulse on high a few times just so the herbs mix gets nice and equally ground. I do this because the dried chives are so much larger than the other herbs and I like them to all be equal sized to cover the steak properly.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Take steak out of the fridge/ freezer and let sit out a bit or defrost until it is no longer cold. Pat the steak dry and rub 1 teaspoon of ranch mix on each side (2 teaspoons total). Put a cast iron skillet over medium high heat and let it get nice and hot. Put ghee in pan to melt. Once ghee has melted, place steak in pan and sear on both sides for about 30 seconds to 1 minute each side or until nice and golden. Then put the skillet in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove pan and place steak on a cutting board, tent with foil and let rest for 10 more minutes.
- In a small bowl combine 2 teaspoons of the ranch mix with 2 tablespoons of mayo & 2 tablespoons of light coconut milk. Pour that dressing over your greens in a large bowl and top with sliced steak. Enjoy!