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How to Make a Steak Salad
08 September 2022

How to Make a Steak Salad

Simple and easy, this steak salad comes together quickly. Aside from the steak, you can even assemble this salad in advance.

This steak salad packs in a lot of nutritionally-rich veggies.  Leafy greens and raw vegetables are good sources of natural fiber. The avocado is a key player given its beneficial fat–this fat will help keep you fuller. Avocados are also a great source of magnesium and potassium.

Hey, did you catch our Greek Salad Bowl recipe? It’s also a weeknight winner.

Feel free to use a different cut of steak. Our personal favorite is the ribeye, but skirt or flank are also good substitutes. Also feel free to experiment with the lettuce blends. While mixed greens has a somewhat tangy flavor profile, romaine is also excellent.

Let’s get to making a steak salad.

1 1/2 lb ribeye (or steak of choice)

4 Tbsp olive oil, divided

salt and pepper to taste

2 Tbsp lime juice

1 (10-oz) pkg chopped mixed greens

1 cup refrigerated salsa

2 avocados, sliced

1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

2 roma tomatoes, thinly sliced

3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)


  1. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Rub steak with 2 Tbsp oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Grill or pan fry steak to desired doneness. If using a meat thermometer, the internal temperature should reach 145 degrees. Allow steak to rest for 10 minutes before slicing across the grain.
  3. Divide lettuce among six bowls.  Whisk together 2 Tbsp oil and lime juice. Drizzle over each bowl.
  4. Top with steak, salsa, avocado, red onion, tomatoes, and feta cheese (if using).

How to Make a Greek Salad Bowl
15 August 2022

How to Make a Greek Salad Bowl

English cucumbers. Feta cheese. Cherry tomatoes. You really had us at the feta.

And those are just a few ingredients for the making of an amazing Greek Salad Bowl. These bowls are full of nutrient-dense veggies. The bold colors make for a beautiful dish.

Olives on a wooden cutting board with a sprig of rosemary nearby.

Best part… No stove necessary. No boiling water necessary. Honestly, not a whole lot of real cooking necessary. Unless you count the chopping…

So let’s get to it.

Here are the ingredients you will need for an amazing Greek Salad Bowl.

For the bowl…

1 English cucumber, halved and thinly sliced
2 pints cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 (15-oz) can low-sodium chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 (12-oz) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved

For the balsamic vinaigrette…

2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly crushed black pepper finely ground
1 large garlic clove minced
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Let’s keep it simple with the instructions. Toss together cucumber and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. For the vinaigrette: Measure all ingredients into a mason jar with lid. Shake until evenly mixed. Drizzle as desired.