Ribeyes with Red Wine-Feta Vinaigrette

A good steak never needs something extra to make it stand out.  However, sometimes I do have a craving for an extra twang to go with my meat.

We love ribeye steaks.  I would say 90% of the steaks I buy are ribeyes; they just always grill to perfection.  I guess I should thank my husband for that. 

Anyway, yesterday I had a craving for something to go on top of my meat.  I remembered seeing a recipe for a vinaigrette topping ribeyes.  I searched my recipes until I found it, Ribeyes with Red Wine-Feta Vinaigrette.  It was exactly what I was craving.

Vinaigrette on meat you say?  Yes, a million times yes.  The vinegar and feta cut through the richness of the steak perfectly, leaving you with this melt in your mouth experience.  I loved it.  I suspect this would also go well with grilled ahi tuna steaks or pork chops.  If you add more oil it would also be perfect in a Greek salad.

Either way, it was a nice little addition to my already perfect steak.  The trick is using a high quality oil and vinegar, you will taste the difference.

In a small bowl combine red wine vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, shallot, parsley, thyme, Worcestershire, honey, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Stir in feta cheese and let stand at room temperature.

Prepare ribeye steaks in your usual method. 

Allow steaks to rest 5 minutes after cooking and spoon vinaigrette over the tops.  Yum.

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Ribeyes with Red Wine-Feta Vinaigrette

Recipe from: Cuisine at Home | Serves:


  • 1/4 cup Red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Shallots, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon minced Fresh parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon minced Fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
  • Ribeye steaks


  • In a small bowl combine red wine vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, shallot, parsley, thyme, Worcestershire, honey, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl combine red wine vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, shallot, parsley, thyme, Worcestershire, honey, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  • Grill your steaks as desired. Allow them to rest 5-10 minutes after cooking and spoon vinaigrette over the tops. Serve

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  1. After I make the sauerkraut and pork recipe in your last post I will have this next on my request meal list for my Hubby to make. This has me hungry right now! ( don’t think preparing this at 2:00 a.m. is gonna happen)

  2. Lisa 2

    Beautiful. We had steak yesterday too!

  3. My meat always needs to be “dressed up” in someway so this would be perfect for those summer BBQ’s.

  4. nina 4

    I can totally relate to a vinaigrette on steak and this one is a winner!! Like the addition of the feta!!

  5. I’m like you, I have a hard time adding anything to a perfectly grilled steak.

  6. This is absolutely beautiful!!!
    Great recipe!!

  7. No joke…I just discovered feta cheese and I love it. This steak looks so good. Another great recipe Cathy!

  8. Don’tcha just love cravings! I was craving steak fajitas yesterday, so steak fajitas it was!
    Tasty looking marinade! and steak.

  9. I love, or should I say love(d) either marinated rib eyes or a rib eye with a sauce….nothing better in this world.

  10. My fave is a ribeye too, preferably with a bog, old, meaty bone! Never thought to pair one with a vinaigrette, but it looks fantastic!

  11. BigSis 11

    Hidey ho! I’m not a meat-eater, but I think this vinaigrette would be awesome on some grilled portabella mushrooms or asparagus! I love the addition of feta in it, although I have to say I put feta in and on everything!

  12. Trisha 12

    Your steak looks like it came right from a fancy steakhouse! You are amazing!

  13. Laura 13

    YUM. Yum, yum, and triple yum.

  14. dawn 14

    Oh yes, we are eating this tonight. Beautiful photos!

  15. A feta vinaigrette sounds like a delightful addition to the steak, wonderful flavors!

  16. A rib eye is the best cut in my estimation and your vinaigrette is the perfect addition.

  17. Thyme, worcestershire, shallots are my favorite ingredients for meat. You brought it to a new level.

  18. Marjie 18

    I love steak with vinaigrette or Italian dressing on top. Feta sounds like a good addition to the vinaigrette!

  19. Ramona 19

    Awesome looking steak. I bet that vinaigrette was super.

  20. Red wine vinegar is one of my favorite things to put in meat marinade. Just something about it is totally YUM!

    This looks amazing. Will definitely add it to my list of things add to my steak the next time we grill!

  21. June 21

    I’m with you on rib eye being THE choice steak – so much more flavor than filet and never mushy. The vinaigrette we’ve gotta’ try! Thanks for sharing.

  22. elra 22

    Beautiful, delicious, and juicy looking steaks. Cathy, what a talent!

  23. Mary 23

    Wow! This looks great. I’ve used chimichurri in the same way but your recipe sounds even better. Can’t wait to try this.

  24. Pam 24

    I am truly speechless. Ribeye is my very favorite cut of beef and I love feta on anything so this recipe is not only making me drool but it’s making me hungry too. It looks AMAZING!

  25. I love ribeyes. I’d eat them any old way. I do love this innovative topping. I especially like that you didn’t use the traditional blue cheese topping they put on steaks sometimes. I’m not a blue cheese fan, but feta is a whole new level of deliciousness.

  26. Yes that would be perfection. I am with you on those ribeye steaks, can’t think of a cut of meat I like better. The dressing sounds delicious.

  27. Mrs. L 28

    Rib eyes are right up there with skirt steak for me. Love them. This recipe may just make my husband eat feta (which he currently refuses…but put it over a rib eye?)

  28. Lea Ann 29

    What an interesting flavor combination for a steak. This will be a must try very soon. Thanks again for more great ideas. Lea Ann

  29. That sounds delicious! and the pictures are superb, as always :-)

  30. Linda 31

    Finally something other than mushrooms to top off a steak. Thanks for the great idea. I’ll be doing this a lot from now on.

  31. Juliana 32

    Yummie, this steak looks delicious with the feta cheese, like the way that you “marinated” the cheese :-)

  32. Liz C. 33

    I’m with you… I love a good ribeye. Hubby prefers NY Strips. I just think the flavor of a ribeye is unbeatable.

    Mr. Snoots is going to adore you after I make this for him!!!!!

  33. OMG now I’m craving it! We just moved and the grill isn’t hooked up yet–but this will be the first thing I make when it’s up and running!

  34. I agree about steaks! That feta vinaigrette looks amazing!

  35. megan 36

    I love my ribeye blackened and with blue cheese but I would have never thought feta. Sounds delicious. Maybe next time!

  36. Melynda 37

    I have had a similar topping before, blue cheese and red wine. This looks so good, can’t wait to try this. thanks.

  37. Paula 38

    Oh. My. Word! Yes, to the steak; yes, to the topping; and a big YES to them together! YUM! :-)

  38. Jamie 39

    Oh this is the perfect combo of flavors! Gorgeous steak and I love the tangy feta topping. Scrumptious!

  39. Agree! This looks amazing and the vinaigrette…yum, great flavours!

  40. pam 41

    I swear my mouth is watering!

  41. I haven’t made a ribeye steak in forever…but this weekend I am going to try this…sounds really yummy!

  42. imom 43

    I’ve been catching up on all your recipe posts and man I’m hungry!

  43. Jeanna 44

    Deeeelish! I put in some xtra Feta just cuz I love it so! Thanks Cathy!