Hearty, satisfying, and delicious, these amazing salad recipes bump your average green salad up a notch with some great sizzling steak flavor.
California Steak Salad
This salad is ideal for cold grilled steak, as reheating may overcook the meat or cause the basil and arugula to wilt. Grilling the red onion adds another layer of char and a bit of sweetness to counter the tartness of the vinaigrette.
Steak Salad NiçoiseThe average New York strip is no less than a half-pound on the plate, and typically serves one. That's practically a day's worth of protein, plus a hefty 12 grams of sat fat--before the addition of buttered potatoes and beans. In this recipe, we take a single 8-ounce steak, thinly slice it, and use it to flavor 4 entrée-sized salads, each filled with more than 2 cups of veggies.
Flank Steak Panzanella Salad
This salad is even better at room temperature once the bread has absorbed some of the dressing. Swap the steak for chicken or shrimp, or omit for a side salad.
The Cheeseburger SaladClassic burger elements become a fast, fun salad--a deconstructed take on a diner favorite. Instead of four burger patties, we cook just two, then chop and sprinkle them over the top.
Balsamic Hanger Steak with Greens and ParmesanCure your hanger with this juicy, balsamic steak salad with greens and parmesan.
Ranch Steak Bruschetta SaladWe're not above reaching for a bottle of supermarket ranch dressing, if we can jazz it up with horseradish. The incredible spices layered throughout this steak salad call for a spicy, sweet wine to match.
Steak Salad with Tomato and Blue CheeseFast-cooking and flavorful, skirt steak is made for weeknight dinners. The steak starts out quite large; cutting it into three pieces before grilling helps it cook even more quickly.
Warm Chicory Steak Salad with Agrodolce DressingAn Italian sweet-and-sour sauce made with vinegar, honey, and raisins--agrodolce, literally "sour/sweet"--softens the bitterness of radicchio and escarole. Serve this salad right away, while it's crisp.
Beef, Broccolini, and Bread Salad with Salsa VerdeRobust, briny, and herbaceous, Italian-style salsa verde usually gets spooned over vegetables and meats at the table, but it works beautifully as a marinade too.
Black Bean Quinoa Salad with Chipotle SteakWe love the chipotle-rubbed sirloin, but this salad is a wonderful use for any leftover steak.
Tuscan Steak SaladA steak dinner for two feels date-night special, but this meal couldn't be easier. One 8-ounce strip steak is just enough for two; if you care for different levels of doneness, cut the steak in half before grilling.
Thai Roast Beef SaladWe love these perfectly cooked slices of beef served over top of a hearty bed of romaine lettuce.
Grilled Beef and Spring Onion SaladUse a grill or grill pan to cook the beef just right before serving over top of a bed of spring greens, sunflower sprouts, and onions.
Rib-Eye Steakhouse SaladFor the steak lover, this salad really delivers with hearty sliced steak and large portobello mushrooms.
Grilled Steak and Nopales SaladNopales pads are ideal for this citrusy salad because they can be grilled, but you can also use pieces and sauté them (see Instructions for sautéing, below).
Thai Beef SaladAlthough sirloin works fine in this salad, you could, for special occasions, spring for tender, deeply flavorful (but more expensive) rib-eye. You can also make the whole thing ahead of time, as long as the dressing is added right before serving.
Spicy Basil-Beef SaladIf regular Italian--or Genovese--basil is all you can find, it'll work fine. However, it's worth searching out a few varieties, such as purple, Thai, or lemon basil. Using a mix of varieties improves the salad by adding visual interest and nuanced flavors. If you can't find hanger steak, substitute flank instead.
Beef, Watercress, and Peach Salad with Lime VinaigretteApple, peach, and cucumber slices keep this salad light and fresh.
Skillet Steak and Wilted KaleSprinkle this restaurant-style steak salad with crumbled blue cheese for even more flavor.
Spicy Beef and Tofu SaladBrowned tofu adds some extra texture and flavor to this otherwise meat-lover's salad.
Chopped Salad with SteakChill plates one hour before serving to help keep the salad cold after serving.
Grilled Steak and Vegetable Salad with Chipotle Chimichurri DressingUsing both fresh and smoked jalapeños (chipotles) give this version of chimichurri, the Argentine steak sauce, lots of flavor without being wildly spicy.
Garlicky Steak Salad with Chickpeas and ArtichokesNo need to be alarmed about all the garlic--the orange juice and soy sauce mellow it out.
Steak Salad with Nectarines, Radicchio, and Blue CheesePetite sirloin filets are healthfully lean, and they're also surprisingly full-flavored and meltingly tender--making them an ideal choice for this easy steak salad.
Seared Steak with Tomato and Blue Cheese SaladFor a finishing touch of color and light, herby flavor, garnish the dish with chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley.
Charred Steak Salad with Spicy DressingThis salad is a warm mixture of perfectly cooked steak and a bed of veggies topped with a perfectly spiced dressing.
Steak Salad with Eggplant, Peppers and OnionThe addition of eggplant adds a hearty layer to this already hearty salad that clocks in at under 350 calories per serving.
Steak and Potato SaladSteak and Potato Salad is perfect for the meat-and-potatoes crew. The salad is hearty enough to satisfy and filled with healthy vegetables.
Steak, Pear, and Watercress SaladThis gorgeous salad makes for a fresh, light spring dinner; serve with crusty bread. You can substitute arugula for the watercress; it has a similar peppery flavor.
Grilled Asian Flank Steak with Mango SaladGrilled Asian Flank Steak with Mango Salad delivers a wonderful combination of flavors, and this one-dish meal is on the table in just 40 minutes.
Grilled Steak Salad with Walnut DressingAdd a side of fresh blueberries, strawberries, or mango to round out the dish.
Ancho-Marinated Skirt Steak with Warm Black Bean SaladThe meatiness of cool-weather Syrah loves the deep beefy flavor of skirt steak and the texture of black beans. Add lots of black pepper, smoke from the grill, and roasted and dried chiles, and the dark, herbal wine practically pops.
Hot Flank Steak Salad with Chinese Black Bean DressingA lively, colorful dish for a warm weeknight. You can grill the steak and prepare the dressing ahead of time to make things easier.
Ginger Beef SaladThis easy, Asian-inspired salad is best for using up the extra Coriander-Dusted Roast Beef.
Fiery Beef and Rice Noodle SaladThink salads aren't filling? Then you haven't tried this one packed with rice noodles, fresh vegetables, and tender steak.