Next Day Beef Salad
Dorie Greenspan provided the marvelous recipe for Next-Day Beef Salad utilizing the night before’s leftovers, and OXO furnished the tools to tidy up and organize my messy kitchen.
Add this terrific entree to your list of Leftover Roast Beef Recipes. This loaded entree salad is perfect on a hot summer night.
Next-Day Beef Salad
I stink at repurposing leftovers. When I roast a chicken, we eat roast chicken for a couple of days. I’m certain I could be much more inventive with soups, enchiladas, even chicken salad.
This week, Dorie has us use leftover roast beef and whatever is lurking in the fridge to whip up a masterful entree salad, this Next-Day Beef Salad. I needed this push to remind me that my menus had become a bit humdrum and, with a little effort, I could transform the night before’s dinner into something special.
Things to Know
- The cold, rare roast beef was the star of the show. Dorie’s recipe for her next-day beef salad instructed us to cube it, but I figured slices might be more appealing to the hubby. Either way works!
- And I couldn’t bear to coat the rosy piece in the mustard-mayo dressing, so I served it on the side. Feel free to toss the salad with dressing before serving.
- To start, add a bed of greens as the base, followed by a melange of green onions, green olives, diced bell pepper, halved grape tomatoes, sliced cornichons, and diced tart apple (which I saw on the counter, whole, after taking my photos).
- If the mustard sauce is too pungent (as it was for my delicate sensibilities (ha!), do as I did and thin it with some vinaigrette.
This was a lovely change of pace, though Bill was a bit disheartened that this beef wasn’t served with gravy and mashed potatoes! He did admit that it was “pretty good.” I’ll call that a victory.
If you like entree salads, check out this Beef Taco Salad and this Ramen Noodle Salad with Chicken.
Find more Salad Recipes and Beef Recipes in my Recipe Index.
Next Day Beef Salad
A delicious way to repurpose leftover roast beef or steak! A cool, fresh entree that's perfect on a hot summer's day.
- 1 pound cooked and cooled roast beef or steak (use leftovers)
- 1 spring onion, trimmed, halved lengthwise, and finely chopped (scallions are fine)
- 20 green olives, pitted and sliced
- 10 cornichons, drained and thinly sliced
- 10 grape tomatoes, cut in half
- 1 tablespoon drained capers
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Arugula, spinach, or mixed salad greens tossed with a little olive oil
- Olive oil, for greens
- 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1½ tablespoons grainy mustard
- 1½ teaspoons Dijon mustard, optional
- Oil and vinegar to thin, optional (I found the dressing was a bit too pungent and thinned with some vinaigrette)
- Fill a large salad bowl with greens. Scatter the rest of the ingredients over the greens.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise and grainy mustard. Taste dressing and, if you think you want a little more heat, blend in the Dijon mustard. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Pass the salad and the dressing.
From Dorie Greenspan's "Around My French Table" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, 2010)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 637Total Fat: 51gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 34gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 768mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 34g
39 Comments on “Next Day Beef Salad”
Wonderful salad, Liz! I love the colors! The beef looks so delicious!
Liz, I got the same stuff from OXO .. can’t wait to open everything! I rec’d everything right before we left for spring break! love that compost bin and everything else and this next day beef salad is brilliant!!!
Gorgeous salad, Liz! Those bright colors make me want to dive right in.
The salad looks like a winner for me and the beef is cooked to perfection.
Your sale looks very nice and the sliced beef is a nice presentation that the cubes! The composer looks great too, I am always looking for a nice one, are there filters in it to stop any smell?
That salad looks like it’s loaded with flavor and I think I’d like it just fine without the apple.
Bill’s on a roll Is that 3 weeks in a row of thumbs up on Dorie recipes? Today was the first day since February that I could actually use the compost bin. It was previously buried under snow. Hooray for spring!
Nice salad and cute compost bin. The little bits I see of your kitchen looks super!! 🙂
Looks wonderful, Liz. I like the way you served it, and if that’s what it takes for Bill to enjoy it,
that’s all that matters. I have been doing a lot of make up dishes in very small portions with
the idea that Jim will not care for them. So far, he has enjoyed them all and there are no
leftovers to be had. Can’t win, but at least I am playing catch up on these recipes. Have a
I approve, along with Bill, of those gorgeous pink slices of roast beef being left in think slices. It would be a shame to cut that beef into smaller chunks. Your innovative re-creation of this recipe is what Dorie is all about, don’t you think? Very nice although you can’t make mustard sauce too pungent for me – just love that stuff. And, your OXO products. I really love them. In fact I am trying to find more veggie brushes and there is not a one to be had on the Central Coast of California.
Thanks so much for continuing to submit to YG – we love your posts and I’m thrilled that my very first pin to my board on “Luscious Leftovers” is yours! 🙂
I have teenagers, we don’t have leftovers. Some day I will ponder what to do with chicken and beef, but for now I will settle for a little roast beef bought at the deli counter to make this salad. I loved it too.
Great looking salad, Liz. You must have spent quite some time slicing and dicing!
I would eat anything slathered in mayo and mustard but this would be at the top of my list. I love this deconstructed presentation and wish that I had thought enough to do that as well . IT really shows off the fresh ingredients and different textures. Great work!
I am lucky living in Indian where I a lady who cleans my house and willingly takes away almost on daily basis, any left over food. Its a win win situation.
The salad looks refreshing and perfect for this weather.
Dear Lizzy, This salad looks perfect…a wonderful idea for leftover meat.
I am going to look into getting the compost bin…that is a great idea for my garden. Hopefully it will help. xo, Catherine
I’m not so good at repurposing either! This looks like a wonderful way to create variety in the day after meal category. I usually do bring some kind of salad or soup for lunch. What a great idea. 🙂
Your beef is so beautiful!
I’m getting better at making ‘newovers’ but I still need work. I love this salad and that beef looks fantastic.
Your salad looks good! Funny, I was just nosing around the freezer to see if there were any little leftover tidbits for my salad today:@)
PS-I like the little compost bin!