Grilled rib eye salad

Grilled Irish Rib-eye salad

A salad shouldn't be boring. Have you tried grilling some ingredients or adding a good piece of meat? This grilled Rib-Eye salad combines the best of both worlds. A delicious tender and juicy piece of coffee rubbed rib-eye combined with fresh ingredients and grilled little gem salad. No way you'll skip on the vegetables this time!

Course lunch, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine European, Irish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 6 pieces little gem salad
  • 1 bundle asparagus about 12 (or more at taste)
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 10 medium radishes tops removed
  • 4 eggs
  • Rapeseed oil at taste
  • salt at taste
  • lemon pepper at taste (or regular pepper)

For the dressing

  • 0.5 tbsp Mustard
  • 1.5 tbsp red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 0.5 tsp light brown sugar
  • salt at taste

For the grilled rib-eye

  • 600 gr. rib-eye steak sliced in 2 steaks (or 1 thicker)
  • Don Marco's coffee rub at taste


For the salad

  1. Prepare your grill for a direct cooking session at medium heat (+-200°C/400°F).

  2. While the grill is heating up you hard boil the eggs, let them cool down and peel them. 

  3. Cut the little gem salad in halves. Sprinkel the asparagus and little gemwith rapeseed oil and salt at taste. Don't use pepper in this stage or it might burn.  

  4. Grill the vegetables until they are slightly charred. Watch out they don't burn or they'll get too bitter. 

  5. Slice the cucumber and radishes.

For the rib-eye

  1. Rub the Irish Rib-eye with Don Marco's Mafia coffee or a homemade Coffee based rub like this one

  2. Grill the steaks on medium heat to prevent the coffee from burning. Take about 1 minute of grilling for each side per cm thickness of the steak. But this is purely a matter of taste. 

  3. Remove the irish rib-eye from the grill and let it rest for 10 minutes so the juices can resettle in the steak. 

  4. Slice the irish rib-eye against the grain. And serve with the other salad ingredients.

For the vinegar based dressing

  1. Mix all ingredients thoroughly untill the mayonnaise has completely dissolved. 

Drizzle some of the vinegar dressing, salt and lemon pepper on top of your salad at taste and enjoy your meal!