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Steak Salad with Dijon Balsamic Dressing

Packed with protein, veggies, and a flavorful Dijon Balsamic Dressing, this Steak Salad is healthy, but incredibly delicious! A perfectly low carb lunch or dinner idea!

Low Carb Steak Salad

Steak Salad with Dijon Balsamic Dressing is prepared with a beautifully pan seared sirloin steak and a light dressing, along with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, red onion, and cheese. An amazing dinner with good-for-you ingredients that my other half likes to call “A Man’s Salad”.

As opposed to his other favorite Rosemary Chicken Salad with Avocado and Bacon, which he doesn’t have a name for, but would eat it every day if he had to.

In as far as I’m concerned, there are few things I love more than a big green chicken salad. For instance, a salad with juicy steak, and plenty of avocado and cheese on top. Bleu cheese, feta cheese, goat cheese – I’ll take them all!

Dijon Balsamic Marinade

HOW TO MAKE PAN SEARED STEAK

  • We start by marinating the steak in Dijon Balsamic Dressing for about 15 to 20 minutes in the fridge.
  • Then we’ll melt our butter in a cast iron skillet, sear the steaks in said skillet for a few minutes, or until browned on all sides.
  • When steaks are done, we remove them from the skillet and set aside. DO NOT CUT. Steak needs to rest several minutes. If you slice it right away, you’ll lose all the juice. That rhymes…

Steak Salad

HOW TO MAKE DIJON BALSAMIC DRESSING and MARINADE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

All that is combined in a mixing bowl, and 1/4 cup of it will be used as a marinade for our steaks; the rest will serve as our salad dressing.

Steak Salad

HOW TO MAKE THIS EASY KETO STEAK SALAD

  • Arrange torn romaine lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes, cubed cucumbers, thinly sliced red onions, and a sliced avocado in a large salad bowl.
  • Slice the steaks against the grain, into about 1/4 inch thick slices.
  • Layer sliced steak over salad.
  • Pour remaining marinade dressing over salad.
  • Sprinkle with feta/blue/goat cheese and serve.

Steak Salad with Dijon Balsamic Dressing

This meaty main-course salad has loads of flavor and it is a full meal for two. It is a wonderful combination of lean protein and tons of  salad veggies that will make you want to add this meal to your weekly meal rotation.

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ENJOY!

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Steak Salad with Dijon Balsamic Dressing - Packed with protein, veggies, and a flavorful Dijon Balsamic Dressing, this Steak Salad is healthy, quick, and incredibly delicious!

Steak Salad with Dijon Balsamic Dressing

Katerina | Diethood
Packed with protein, veggies & a flavorful Dijon Balsamic Dressing, this Steak Salad is healthy & incredibly delicious! A perfect keto lunch or dinner idea!
5 from 5 votes
Servings : 2 servings
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting Time for Steak 10 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients
  

FOR THE DIJON BALSAMIC DRESSING AND MARINADE
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
FOR THE STEAK
  • 2 (4-ounces each) top sirloin steaks
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
FOR THE SALAD
  • 6 cups packed torn romaine lettuce or mixed baby greens
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onions
  • 1 whole avocado, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 whole cucumber, washed, dried, and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese you can also use blue cheese or goat cheese

Instructions
 

FOR THE SALAD DRESSING/MARINADE
  • Combine all the ingredients for the salad dressing in a mixing bowl; whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Measure out 1/4 cup of the marinade and pour it into a ziploc bag. Set the rest of the salad dressing aside.
FOR THE STEAKS
  • Take the steaks and place them inside the ziploc bag with the marinade; close the bag, rub the marinade all around the steaks, and place in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.
  • Take steaks out of the ziploc bag and let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  • Add 2 tablespoons butter and smashed garlic cloves to a cast iron skillet and melt over medium-high heat.
  • Add steaks to skillet and cook until brown and cooked to desired doneness, about 3 to 4 minutes per each side for medium-rare. 
  • Remove steaks from skillet, set aside and keep covered.
FOR THE SALAD
  • Arrange torn romaine lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes, cubed cucumbers, thinly sliced red onions, and a sliced avocado in a large salad bowl.
  • Slice the steaks against the grain, into about 1/4 inch thick slices.
  • Arrange sliced steaks over salad.
  • Pour remaining dressing over salad.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 24

Nutrition

Calories: 625 kcal | Carbohydrates: 17 g | Protein: 32 g | Fat: 48 g | Saturated Fat: 11 g | Cholesterol: 94 mg | Sodium: 458 mg | Potassium: 1105 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 10 g | Vitamin A: 13170 IU | Vitamin C: 40.6 mg | Calcium: 294 mg | Iron: 5.3 mg | Net Carbs: 13 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy salad recipe, high protein salad, protein salad recipe, steak salad recipe
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15 comments on “Steak Salad with Dijon Balsamic Dressing”

  1. I’ve made this salad numerous times and it is a serious winner! I never comment on things but had to tell you! Thank you so much!

  2. Loved this.. didn’t have avocado, onion, or cucumbers so I made crispy baked potato cubes and served on the side in same bowl with salad. Sooo good!!!

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