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!
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.
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.
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.
More Steak Recipes
- Sirloin steak with tomato basil sauce
- Crock Pot steak and gravy
- Steak kabobs
- Grilled steak street tacos
- Steak fajita bowls
How to Make Steak Salad
- 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.
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