The Josephine Street Cafe Tenderloin Salad

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The Josephine Street Cafe Tenderloin Salad

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'Tender' is an understatement for this juicy salad from the good folks at The Josephine Street Café. Watch this video to see how it's prepared! The homemade creamy vinaigrette is my favorite...

Ingredients



    Tenderloin Marinade

  • 1/4 lb margarine
  • 2 Tblsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tblsp soy sauce
  • 4 Tblsp fresh squeezed lime juice
  • ½ tsp Tulkoff garlic
  • 1 Tblsp cilantro (diced fine)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • Creamy Vinaigrette

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tblsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup salad oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • ½ bunch green onions
  • 1 Tblsp chopped garlic
  • ½ tsp basil


  • Four Leaf Lettuce Mix

  • 1 head Iceberg lettuce
  • 1 head Green Leaf lettuce
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce
  • 1 bag baby spinach (destemmed)


  • Beef Tenderloin Salad

  • 8 oz beef tips - 3/4''
  • 3 oz creamy vinaigrette
  • 64 oz four leaf lettuce mix
  • 4 ea avocado slices
  • 4 ea tomato wedges

Recipe Info

For Tenderloin Marinade:

  1. Melt margarine over low heat. Add remaining ingredients. Cook for 15 minutes. Pan up in 1 qt. increments.

For Creamy Vinaigrette:

  1. Combine mayo,mustard,white pepper,sugar,and salt in a 2 gallon plastic container. Mix well with a wire whisk until smooth. Very slowly add salad oil while whisking vigorously. Very slowly add buttermilk, continuing to whisk. In the food processor combine red wine vinegar, chopped garlic, green onions (cut off white tips of onions), and basil. Blend until green onions are in tiny pieces. Add this to dressing slowly while whisking. Use a rubber spatula to scrape the sides and bottom of container, making sure dressing is properly blended. Cover and refrigerate.

For Four Leaf Lettuce Mix:

  1. Rinse lettuce thouroghly. Dice all lettuce into 1-1/2 in. pieces. Add spinach and mix well.

For Beef Tenderloin:

  1. Dip beef tips in tenderloin marinade. Stir well. Cook beef tips to correct temp. Place lettuce mix in a large salad bowl. Add beef tips and dressing. Mix well. Place on a chilled plate and garnish with 4 tomato wedges and 4 avocados.

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