If you love steak, you’re going to love this easy blue cheese and steak salad recipe! It’s made with juicy, grilled ribeye steak over a bed of spring lettuce, chopped apples, shallots, avocado and a creamy, homemade blue cheese dressing! This delicious, restaurant-quality dish takes under 30 minutes to make! This easy salad recipe is great anytime of the year but especially during summer!
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The Juicy Ribeye Steak
For this delicious steak salad recipe, I like to use a juicy and flavorful rib-eye steak, seasoned and seared to perfection. I season my steak with a combination of balsamic vinegar, olive oil and herbs. If you have the time, let the steak marinate for about an hour before grilling. I recommend cooking the beef to a medium, or medium-rare, between 140F and 155F. If you like your steak cooked further, I recommend switching out the rib and using a tenderloin cut instead, which will yield a more tender meat.
Assembling the Salad
Once that steak is ready and rested, slice it up and arrange it over a bed of spring greens and diced green apples. The green apple adds a refreshing twist to the salad; pears will also work well for this steak salad. I also like to add some sliced avocado, sliced shallots, and even sliced mini cucumbers to the salad. The creamy avocado is such a great addition to the salad! Top the salad off with nuts and dried berries, if desired. I like to use pistachios and cranberries!
Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
You’ll love the combination of the juicy steak salad with this flavorful blue cheese salad dressing. It’s made with just a few simple ingredients and no special tools! I make it with cream, crumbled blue cheese, olive oil and salt, dried basil and garlic powder. Just crumble the cheese beforehand into small bits, then combine with the rest of the ingredients. You can store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Looking for more delicious dinner recipe ideas? Be sure to check out some of my other recipes!
- Try my ‘Ribeye Steak & Potatoes Dinner’ next, with grilled ribeye and baby potatoes!
- Fig & Steak Salad – California-style fig salad with juicy grilled steak!
- Spinach & Chicken Salad – delicious chicken over a bed of spinach and balsamic dressing!
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