Steak Salad

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Steak Salad with Blue Cheese and Avocados is always a favorite main dish salad. The tender steak over a bed of greens and tangy blue cheese is a winner—no one will even remember they are eating a salad!

A bowl of steak salad with tomatoes, peppers, and bleu cheese dressing

Steak Salad

This is a simple and delicious steak salad with tangy blue cheese and creamy avocados for those nights you don’t feel like cooking a big meal. The best part? There is still some red meat for your kids and hubby so they can’t complain too much about having to eat salad for dinner!

This is also the perfect way to use up some leftovers. I like to make this steak salad when I have leftover steak from a previous meal—I just slice it extra thin and add it in.

A fork with steak salad - steak, lettuce, tomato, and pepper on it

What Dressing Goes Best with Steak Salad?

In my mind, there is one clear winner for the best steak salad dressing: blue cheese. There’s something about the tangy flavor that makes steak somehow taste even better. However, I know not everyone is a blue cheese fan, so if you can’t stomach it, there’s one other dressing that is also very good—ranch.

Whichever dressing you choose, just do a light drizzle. Anything too heavy will take away from the flavor of the steak, which is the last thing we all want!

The Best Kind of Steak to Use on a Steak Salad

While almost any type of steak could theoretically work with this steak salad, I recommend selecting a less expensive cut of meat that can be thinly sliced. I usually choose sirloin or ribeye.

Steak salad with bleu cheese sprinkles and blue cheese dressing drizzled on top

The Best Toppings for a Steak Salad

You can really add whatever topping that you like, but I love the combination of steak and crumbled blue cheese! And what makes this really over-the-top is the addition of avocados, tomatoes, and peppers. I also really like olives on my steak salad.

Another tasty addition is homemade croutons. I simply cube some stale-ish french bread, then dry it out in the oven a bit before adding a handful to the top of my salad. Yum! Honestly, you can’t go wrong.

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How to Make Steak Salad

Steak salad with bleu cheese sprinkles and blue cheese dressing drizzled on top

Steak Salad

5 from 4 votes
Steak Salad is always a favorite main dish salad. The tender steak over a bed of greens and tangy blue cheese is a winner!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • Outdoor Barbecue Grill



  • Preheat grill to high heat.
  • Sprinkle steaks with Montreal Steak Seasoning.
  • Place steaks on grill and cook approximately 4 to 6 minutes per side or to desired doneness. (I like it cooked medium so it's not too dry.)
  • Cool slightly then slice into thin strips.
  • On chilled plates arrange spinach, tomatoes, olives, avocados and yellow peppers.
  • Place steak strips over salad.
  • Sprinkle with blue cheese
  • Top with dressing.


Nutrition does not include salad dressing.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 382kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 32gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 851mgPotassium: 896mgFiber: 6gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 645IUVitamin C: 46.1mgCalcium: 175mgIron: 3.2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    All of my kids love steak on their salads so I knew. I had to make this. It was a huge hit, we will definitely make this again!

  2. 5 stars
    This salad has all my favourite things! Steak, blue cheese and the greens. No better meal! Thank you for sharing.

  3. 5 stars
    This was delicious. I’d like to make this on a regular basis! That dressing was perfect with both the steak and veggies.

  4. 5 stars
    love the combination of steak and bleu cheese.recently had one in a local sports bar so am anxious to try your site by the way.