Prep Time
30 Mins
4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups salad, 3 ounces steak, and 2 tablespoons cheese)

Lean sirloin steak sits atop a bed of fresh veggies for an easy weeknight main dish salad. Top with crumbles of rich blue cheese to bring out the bold flavors in the homemade vinaigrette.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper; rub evenly over both sides of steak.

Step 2

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steak to pan; cook 5 minutes. Turn steak over; cook 4 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Place steak on a cutting board; let stand 5 minutes. Cut across grain into thin slices.

Step 3

Combine vinegar, mustard, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon black pepper in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Gradually add oil, stirring with a whisk. Combine lettuce, cucumber, bell pepper, and shallots in a large bowl. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad; toss gently to coat. Top salad with steak and cheese.

Ratings & Reviews

MediKate's Review

June 22, 2014

jennabret4's Review

January 21, 2014

slimyagent's Review

August 12, 2013
Delicious salad. I added some fig jam and sea salt to the vinaigrette as I found it a little one dimensional. The result was absolutely perfect with the blue cheese and steak.

ACannon1's Review

April 19, 2013
Love this salad. For some reason the spicy steak really works with the mustard dressing. We use this recipe ALL the time and just love this salad!

daneanp's Review

September 17, 2012
This was refreshing on a hot, summer evening. I grilled the steak on our Traeger BBQ and didn't have to heat up the house at all. Delicious, quick, and easy. A few cherry tomatoes would have been a nice addition. Will add those next time.

jwolff713's Review

July 17, 2012
Sooo good! The rub on the steak and the blue cheese really gave this salad a lot of flavor. This was easy to pull together, healthy, and felt like a filling meal since it included the steak. I will definitely be making this again!

seaside725's Review

February 20, 2012
This is one of my favorite salads. The vinaigrette dressing is perfect. Its a great summer dish and one that my entire family loves.

TessaMBajema's Review

May 23, 2011
This was awesome! However, my husband and I alone ate this entire recipe that was supposed to be for four.But we're big eaters. It was so good! I did the steak on the grill and it turned out great!!

Melpy84's Review

February 24, 2011
This was delicious. Hands down one of my favorite salads. I roasted red, yellow and orange peppers and used a combination of that. I also added 2 tsp of real maple syrup to the dressing to cut some of th acidity of the mustard and added a little bit of chopped chives to the dressing because I had them on hand. DELICIOUS. I really like the idea of some portobello mushrooms instead of the cucumber (or in addition).

cjeanbergeron's Review

April 08, 2010
Beautiful, well presented salad. Good solid meal option. Tasty too.