Grilled Steak Salad with Walnut Dressing

1 small red onion, sliced

1/2 c. The Spicy Olive’s Single Varietal EVOO or Roasted Walnut Oil
1 c. coarsely chopped walnuts
1 garlic clove, minced
2 lb. flat iron, hanger or tri-tip steak
2 tbsp. The Spicy Olive’s Tuscan Herb Olive Oil
1 tbsp. of your favorite steak seasoning
1 tsp. salt
1/3 c. of The Spicy Olive’s Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
1 tbsp. dijon mustard
1/4 tsp. ground pepper
1 romaine heart, torn
2 oz. crumbled blue cheese

Preheat grill. Saute 1 thinly sliced red onion in 1/2 c. olive oil or the walnut oil in large skillet over medium high heat until golden and tender – about three or four minutes. Add walnuts and garlic, cook stirring occasionally, for three or four minutes, until walnuts start to brown. Remove from heat and cool.

Rub steak with the Tuscan Herb olive oil, steak seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Grill steak for five to seven minutes on each side until desired degree of doneness is reached (145-150 degrees for medium rare). Remove steak from grill and allow to rest 5 minutes. Slice thin.

Whisk together balsamic vinegar and dijon mustard. Gradually whisk in the walnut and oil mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Arrange lettuce on serving platter, drizzle with 1/4 c. of the salad dressing mixture. Top with steak slices. Sprinkle on blue cheese. Drizzle on the remaining salad dressing and serve.