Steak Salad

The tastiest steak salad recipe that uses beautifully grilled steak, tons of veggies, goat cheese, avocado, and an herby dressing.

Prep: 30 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 50 minutes
Fat 58 Carbs 42 Protein 41
Yield 4-6 1x


Grilled Steak

  • 1.33-lb. New York Strip Steak (2 2/3-lb. steaks)*
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1  tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (~half juicy lemon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper

Steak Salad Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
  • 2 green onions
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Steak Salad

  • 7-oz. romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • 4 English cucumbers, sliced (~2 cups)
  • 10-oz. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2-oz. goat cheese crumbles


For the Steak

  1. Follow the directions in our Grilled New York Strip Steak post to grill your steaks. 
  2. Once your steaks are cooked to your liking, cut them into thin strips.

For the Salad

  1. While your steaks are marinating, prepare the salad. Place all the ingredients for the dressing into a food processor and process on high until smooth. If it seems a little too thick, option to add a few teaspoons of water. Set aside. 
  2. Next, place the romaine lettuce, avocado, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and corn into a large bowl and toss everything together. 
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss again. 
  4. Finally, top the salad with sliced steak, sunflower seeds, and goat cheese. 

Tips & Notes

  • Steak: we used leftover grilled New York strip steak for this recipe. You can also use 1.33 lbs. of pretty much any cooked steak. 
  • Serve steak warm or cold depending on your preference.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 Calories: 786 Sugar: 8 Fat: 58 Carbohydrates: 42 Fiber: 9 Protein: 41
Author: Linley RichterCategory: SaladMethod: GrillCuisine: American

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