A quick, healthy and delicious balsamic steak salad that is packed with protein, veggies, and healthy fats and is finished with a quick and easy balsamic vinaigrette!
PIN Balsamic Steak Salad
Sometimes I try to disguise really healthy things as not-so-healthy things so that the hubster will eat them. You guys know I do this since we’ve eaten strange things like paleo breakfast avocado cookies and buffalo chicken dip with cauliflower.
And, that is what I did with this salad (and with great success I might add.) I just had to tell him it had steak, cheese and fried things, and he was happy to eat it even though it had lettuce.
I just didn’t tell him that these “things” were really just more veggies, that the “fried”part was really just a little bit of heart-healthy olive oil
This is a salad that he actually enjoys. If you recall I told you that he generally isn’t thrilled to eat meals where the components are 90% from the earth. He prefers to eat coffee rubbed steak, keto steak or garlic steak and potatoes foil packets.
You can take the man out of Nebraska, but can’t take the Nebraska out of the man I suppose.
Anyway, I try to just eat them on days where he is out doing whatever men do.
I really don’t want to know what that is I might add.
Husband pleasing salad!
If you’re like me, you LOVE a good salad. I love all sorts of fun salads, and I’m not talking JUST lettuce and a shredded carrot or two. I like to switch my salads up and keep them fun like my pomegranate persimmon salad and my healthy broccoli apple salad with greek yogurt. BUT I do have a hard time putting together a salad that gets my husband as excited as I am! Well let me tell you, this tasty balsamic steak salad is going to grab your husband’s attention, cause Mr. FFF was SUCH a fan! Imagine combining leafy greens and fresh, colorful veggies, then finishing off with tender STEAK. It’s a dream come true!
Balsamic Steak Salad Ingredients
I’m always on the hunt for new salad recipes. Like I mentioned before, salads can get BORING if they’re the same every single time. I say let’s make salads fun again, and this steak salad recipes balsamic vinaigrette is sure to do just that! Here’s what you’ll need to whip up this salad for dinner tonight:
- Sir loin or New York Strip Loin
- Head of Romaine Lettuce
- Red pepper, chopped
- Roma tomato, chopped
- Red onion, chopped
- Olive Oil
- Minced garlic
- Low fat or fat free feta cheese
- Original Mrs. Dash Low Sodium Seasoning
- Sea Salt
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Brown Sugar
How do you make balsamic dressing?
When you’re looking to make steak salad dressing balsamic, you may be wondering how to get that perfect zingy flavor from your balsamic dressing. The key is to have that sweetness and that tang of acidity from the vinegar! I use Balsamic Vinegar, Red Wine Vinegar, and Brown Sugar to create the perfect flavor!
How to make Balsamic Steak Salad
Now that you’re drooling and your stomach is rumbling like crazy, let’s get going on this balsamic steak salad recipe!
Set your grill to high heat and let it heat up. Meanwhile, mix together the 3 ingredients for the dressing with a whisk and set aside.
Add your steak to your grill and cook it for 2-3 minutes per side, depending on how rare or well done you prefer your steak.
While the steak is cooking, roughly chop up the red pepper, roma tomato and red onion.
Add the oil to a pan and set the heat to medium-high. Add in the chopped veggies, garlic, Mrs. Dash and pinch of salt and sautee for 2-3 minutes or until soft.
Once the steak is done, remove it from the grill and cover it in tinfoil to allow it to rest.
Divide the romaine lettuce and feta cheese between the plates. Divide the sauteed veggies evenly over the lettuce. Thinly slice the steak and divide between the plates. Drizzle the dressing over top. DEVOUR!
Switch it up
If you’re loving the sound of this incredible salad but don’t have steak on hand, you could totally substitute chicken instead! Simply grill up your chicken and add it to the salad in place of the steak! If you want to sub a different type of cheese, go for it and get creative! Little slices of provolone or grated mozzarella cheese would be delicious with the steak!
Other Healthy Salads
Grilled Balsamic Steak Salad
A quick, healthy and delicious Balsamic Steak Salad that is packed with protein, veggies, and healthy fats. Great for a quick dinner!
- 8 Oz Top Sirloin Beef, Extra fat trimmed
- 1/2 Head Romaine lettuce (or spinach)
- 1 Red pepper, Thinly sliced
- 1 Roma tomato chopped
- 1/2 A small red onion, Sliced
- 1/2 Tbsp Olive oil
- 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1/2 Cup Feta cheese
- Pinch of sea salt
For the dressing
- 2 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp Red wine vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Coconut sugar
- Pre heat your grill to High.
- While the grill pre-heats, mix the dressing ingredients and set aside.
Grill your steak for around 2-3 minutes per side, depending on how you like it cooked - I take mine off the grill when an instant read thermometer reads 130 degrees F for medium rare.
While your steak cooks, Add the oil into a medium pan and heat over Medium/High.
Add the chopped veggies, garlic, and pinch of salt.
- Your steak will probably be done or close to it at this time. Take it off the grill and cover with tin foil to let it rest.
- Divide the romaine lettuce and feta cheese evenly among two plates.
- Divide the sauteed veggies evenly on top of the lettuce.
- Uncover your steak and slice thinly against the grain. Again, divide among the 2 plates.
Drizzle with Balsamic Vinegar and DEVOUR!
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