Find Recipes By: Ingredients | Courses | Recipe Index
Find Recipes By: Ingredients | Courses | Recipe Index
0
Items : 0
Subtotal : $0.00
View CartCheck Out

Steak Salad with Dijon Balsamic Dressing

Beef RecipeGluten Free MealsKeto Recipes

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,Dijon Balsamic Dressing, steak for dinner

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, marinade for steak

HOW TO PREPARE 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, Dijon Balsamic Dressing, tomatoes, avocado

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 with Dijon Balsamic Dressing, avocado, tomatoes, feta cheese

HOW TO MAKE OUR 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.

Steaks, salads, 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.

MORE MAIN COURSE SALADS:

ENJOY!

Share Post on Pinterest

CRAVING MORE? SIGN UP FOR THE DIETHOOD NEWSLETTER FOR FRESH NEW RECIPES DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX!
FOLLOW DIETHOOD ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, PINTEREST AND INSTAGRAM FOR ALL OF THE LATEST CONTENT, RECIPES AND UPDATES.

TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS USED IN THIS RECIPE

5 from 3 votes
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
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Resting Time for Steak
10 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

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

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy salad recipe, high protein salad, protein salad recipe, steak salad recipe
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 625 kcal
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
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the salad dressing in a mixing bowl; whisk until thoroughly combined.

  2. 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
  1. 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.

  2. Take steaks out of the ziploc bag and let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.

  3. Add 2 tablespoons butter and smashed garlic cloves to a cast iron skillet and melt over medium-high heat.

  4. Add steaks to skillet and cook until brown and cooked to desired doneness, about 3 to 4 minutes per each side for medium-rare. 

  5. Remove steaks from skillet, set aside and keep covered.

FOR THE SALAD
  1. Arrange torn romaine lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes, cubed cucumbers, thinly sliced red onions, and a sliced avocado in a large salad bowl.

  2. Slice the steaks against the grain, into about 1/4 inch thick slices.

  3. Arrange sliced steaks over salad.

  4. Pour remaining dressing over salad.

  5. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

Recipe Notes

WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 24

Nutrition Facts
Steak Salad with Dijon Balsamic Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 625 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48g 74%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 458mg 19%
Potassium 1105mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 10g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 263.4%
Vitamin C 49.2%
Calcium 29.4%
Iron 29.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

SUBSCRIBE TO GET FREE UPDATES & A FREE ECOOKBOOK!

GET AN EMAIL WHEN THERE'S A NEW RECIPE
Diethood eBook
10 Responses

Leave a Reply

MORE RECIPES:

Katerina

I'm a cookie-maker, baker-faker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Instagram Google
Easy Thanksgiving Recipes
Best Chicken Recipes

Amazon Affiliate Program

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Pin3K
Share78
Tweet
+1
3K Shares