Roasted Veggie and Steak Medley
with Goat Cheese and Candied Pecans
This salad is packed, packed, packed with delicious ingredients! Tender sweet potatoes and zucchini, filling farro and fresh greens topped with goat cheese and pecans will have you licking the plate clean!
Vegetable Broth Concentrate
White Wine Vinegar
Top Sirloin Steak
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Before starting, preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry all produce. Peel, then thinly slice shallot. Halve zucchini lengthwise, then cut into 1/2-inch half-moons. Peel, then cut sweet potatoes into 1/2-inch pieces. Add sweet potatoes, shallots, zucchini and 2 tbsp oil to an unlined baking sheet. (NOTE: For 4 ppl, use 2 baking sheets, with 2 tbsp oil per sheet.) Season with salt and pepper, then toss to combine. Roast in the middle of the oven, stirring halfway through, until veggies are tender, 20-22 min. (NOTE: For 4 ppl, roast in the top and middle of the oven, rotating sheets halfway through.)
Meanwhile, combine farro, broth concentrate and 3 cups water (dbl for 4 ppl) in a medium pot. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low. Cook uncovered until farro is tender, 16-18 min. Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. While the pan heats, pat steaks dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper. When the pan is hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then steaks. Pan-fry until golden brown, 1-2 min per side. Transfer steaks to an unlined baking sheet. Roast in the bottom of the oven until cooked to desired doneness, 5-8 min.**Use the same pan to toast pecans in step 3.
Meanwhile, arrange a piece of parchment paper on a clean surface. Heat a small non-stick pan over medium heat. When hot, add pecans to the dry pan. Toast, stirring often, until darker brown in colour, 4-5 min. (TIP: Keep your eye on them so they don't burn!) Transfer pecans to a small bowl.
Add brown sugar and 1 tbsp water (dbl for 4 ppl) to the same pan. Season with salt. Stir until brown sugar melts, 1 min. Return toasted pecans to the pan. Cook, stirring often, until mixture turns into a caramel-like, thick glaze and coats pecans, 1-2 min. Remove the pan from heat. Carefully transfer hot candied pecans to the parchment paper. Spread into an even layer. (NOTE: Don't touch pecans; they will be VERY hot!) Set aside to cool for 5 min.
Whisk together Dijon, vinegar, 2 tsp white sugar and 2 tbsp oil (dbl both for 4 ppl) in a large bowl. When farro is cooked, drain and rinse under cold water. Return farro to the same pot, off heat. Stir in half the dressing. Add roasted veggies to the bowl with remaining dressing. Toss to coat.
When steaks are done, transfer to a cutting board. Loosely cover with foil to rest, 3-5 min. Thinly slice steaks. Divide spring mix between plates. Top with farro, veggies and steaks. Sprinkle with candied pecans and crumble goat cheese over top.