Grilled Steak Arugula Pasta Salad Recipe

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Bobbie Published: December 22, 2020 Modified: July 8, 2021
Grilled Steak Arugula Pasta Salad Recipe

How To Make Grilled Steak Arugula Pasta Salad

Toss a delicious pasta salad with grilled sirloin steak, topped with Parmesan cheese and caramelized onions in balsamic vinegar.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 1lbtop sirloin
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper,to taste
  • 4ozpenne pasta
  • 3ozbaby arugula
  • 4tspolive oil
  • tbspgolden balsamic
  • ½ozParmesan,shaved, or Pecorino Romano cheese

For the Caramelized Onions:

  • ½medium red onion
  • 1large white onion
  • 1tsppaprika
  • ½tspkosher coarse salt
  • 1tbspgolden balsamic vinegar
  • 1tbspolive oil


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

  2. Season steak with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. To cook caramelized onions, cut the onions in half and thinly slice short end. Add olive oil to a nonstick skillet and add the onions.

  4. Add salt, paprika, and balsamic vinegar and cook on medium-low to low heat until onions are tender, transparent, and slightly brown for about 30 to 35 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  5. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside in a large work bowl and let cool.

  6. While the pasta is cooling, heat a grill pan over high heat and spray with cooking spray or preheat the broiler to high.

  7. Cook the steaks for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or longer to the desired likeness. Cook until a thermometer inserted in the center registers 145 degrees F for medium-rare, 160 degrees F for medium, or 165 degrees F for well done

  8. Let stand for 10 minutes, then slice into thin strips.

  9. Add the arugula, olive oil, balsamic, salt and pepper to the bowl with the pasta and toss.

  10. Add the caramelized onions, toss well, and divide between four plates with about 1½ cups each.

  11. Top each with 3 oz steak and shaved Parmesan. Eat right away.


  • Calories: 469.38kcal
  • Fat: 25.70g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.34g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.03g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.75g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.31g
  • Fiber: 2.50g
  • Sugar: 4.95g
  • Protein: 28.87g
  • Cholesterol: 90.86mg
  • Sodium: 551.06mg
  • Calcium: 129.58mg
  • Potassium: 604.08mg
  • Iron: 2.78mg
  • Vitamin A: 46.99µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.99mg
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