Burst Tomato Panzanella Salad with Peppercorn Crusted Rib Eye
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 4

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  • Peppercorn Crusted Rib Eyes
  • 4 each boneless rib eye steaks
  • 1 tablespoon tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoon freshly cracked coarse black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • safflower oil, as needed
  • flaky sea salt, as needed
  • Burst Tomato Panzanella
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, as needed
  • 6 ounces grainy bread, cubed
  • 1 bunch chard, stemmed and chopped
  • 12 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 1 can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil “chiffonade” (stack the leaves, roll them tight, and thinly slice)


  • Step 1

    Peppercorn Crusted Rib Eyes: Let the rib eye steaks sit at room temperature for about 20-30 minutes to take the chill off. Heat the grill over high heat.

  • Step 2

    In a small bowl, combine the salt, freshly cracked course black pepper, and granulated garlic. Rub the steaks generously with the spice mixture, packing in all of the flavor.

  • Step 3

    Gently coat the steaks with a little bit of oil.

  • Step 4

    Sear the steaks on both sides over the hottest part of the grill (I use the “true sear” section of my grill.

  • Step 5

    Once they have a nice crust, move the steaks to a slightly cooler part of the grill and close the top.

  • Step 6

    Let the steaks continue to cook until your desired doneness (about 10-12 minutes for medium rare). Remove the steaks from the grill, cover loosely with foil, and let rest for 10 minutes.

  • Step 7

    Serve with a pinch of flaky sea salt.

  • Step 8

    Burst Tomato Panzanella: Meanwhile, heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. When the oil is hot, add the bread. Toast the bread until golden brown and slightly crisp. Season with a pinch of salt. Transfer the bread to a plate.

  • Step 9

    Wipe out the skillet and add more olive oil. Work in batches to sauté the chard until wilted and tender, just a few minutes. Season with a pinch of salt. Transfer the chard to a plate.

  • Step 10

    Add more olive oil to the skillet. Add the cherry tomatoes and let “burst” in the pan until caramelized and soft. Season with a pinch of salt.

  • Step 11

    Transfer the cooked chard and cannellini beans to the skillet with the cherry tomatoes.

  • Step 12

    Add the red wine vinegar and a generous drizzle of olive oil. Let cook for a few minutes over low heat just to combine.

  • Step 13

    Turn off the heat and stir in the basil and toasted bread. Serve immediately.