Steak with Radish Salsa

Sometimes I go a little nuts at the farmers’ market, buying so much that I can barely walk back to my car without nearly breaking my arm. Well, the trip that resulted in this dish was one of those days. The ingredients used were just a tiny portion of the things I picked up that morning.

Once home, I immediately started brainstorming the next few days’ meals, trying to figure out how to best use all of my newly acquired fresh produce before it started to spoil. Somewhere from the far recesses of my mind came a vision of me jotting down a radish salsa recipe on a tiny piece of paper. Yes, I was certain of it. I remembered flipping through a Southern Living magazine in my friend’s kitchen in Kentucky last summer and reaching into my purse to pull out a piece of scratch paper. How do I remember this stuff?? I have no idea. What I couldn’t remember is what I did with that piece of paper.

Hmmm. After about 30 minutes of searching through this…..

 I found it!

Steak with Radish Salsa

Serves 4-6. Adapted from Southern Living.


1- 2 lb flank steak (I used a thin cut of sirloin from Walnut Hills Farm)

1 Tbsp McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning*

Radish Salsa

6 large radishes

1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1 garlic clove, pressed

1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

1/4 tsp salt

Grilled Bread

4-6 Slices of crusty bread cut 1" thick (I used a whole grain from Provence)

olive oil

garlic salt




Sprinkle steak with seasoning*. Grill steak to desired doneness. Remove and cover with foil. Let stand 5 minutes.

Toss together all salsa ingredients. Cover and chill up to 2 hours. Season with salt to taste.

Brush or spray top side of bread with olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic salt, pepper, and oregano to taste. After the steak is removed from grill, place the bread slices seasoned side down on grill. Close lid for 2-3 minutes. Remove and place one bread slice on each of 4-6 plates (depending on how many you are serving). Slice steak and arrange on bread slices then top with radish salsa. So fresh and flavorful, this might be our favorite new way to eat steak in the summer!

*If you don't have the Montreal Seasoning, you can use a mixture of coarse ground sea salt, fresh ground black pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and a bit of paprika for similar results.

Photo credit: Radish 002a by Andy2Boyz