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Black and Blue Steak Salad

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This black and blue steak salad is the dinner salad to top all dinner salads. Lots of greens and veggies topped with flavorful steak and homemade blue cheese dressing make for a meal worth getting excited about. Add a little chimichurri if you feel like getting extra fresh. This might just become your new favorite summer supper.

Oval serving bowl with black and blue steak salad topped with colorful vegetables, eggs, and a homemade creamy blue cheese dressing.

This post is sponsored by Just Meats. As always, all opinions are honest and my own.

If you are looking for a salad that eats like a meal, you are in the right place! This steak salad is loaded with flavors and textures.

They all come together to make the perfect bite every time. There is just something about the combination of cool fresh veggies, a creamy dressing, and warm, perfectly cooked steak.

Ingredients including lettuce, mixed greens, red onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, blue cheese, Just Meats chimichurri steak, and homemade blue cheese dressing ready to be made into a salad.

During the summer we are always busy. The warm weather makes it feel like you should be outside enjoying the sunshine instead of spending the whole evening in the kitchen.

With all of the fresh vegetables from our garden and the farmer’s market, salads become a staple in our dinner routine as well. We love to add meat on top to turn it from a starter or side dish into the entree.

The cool greens are refreshing, and we know we are putting good food into our bodies. But that still leaves the issue of what protein to put on top.

That is where Just Meats comes in. They deliver perfectly cooked and well seasoned meat to your door.

Just pick which variety you would like to use and put it in the refrigerator to defrost the night before. When you are ready, all it takes is two minutes in the skillet and you are ready to go!

We used the chimichurri steak for this salad, and it was delicious. The package of pulled pork made a delicious stuffed baked potato.

The Hawaiian teriyaki chicken was great with some veggies over rice. And we had delicious brisket nachos too.

There are so many different flavors and ways you can use them. You get a restaurant quality meal at an affordable price.

If you would like to try Just Meats for yourself, be sure to use my code FTCARLEE for $15 off your order. Plus new subscribers get an extra 25% off (discounts can be stacked).

Large serving bowl of salad topped with colorful veggies, hard boiled eggs, and blue cheese, ready for the package of Just Meats steak and packet of chimichurri sauce to be added.

Can I Skip the Blue Cheese?

Of course, to make it a black and blue salad, you need to have some blue cheese. However, you can still enjoy a tasty steak salad without it.

Instead of using blue cheese crumbles, try using some sharp cheddar cheese. It would be delicious with the steak.

You could also give it more a Latin flare and crumble on some queso fresco. Or use some feta cheese.

Instead of the blue cheese dressing, you could use ranch. Or make a quick homemade vinaigrette using the recipe below.

Mustard Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup oil
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper.
  2. Slowly drizzle in the oil while whisking. Continue to whisk until it is emulsified.
  3. Drizzle over salad as desired and refrigerate leftovers.

Additions and Substitutions

Of course, we like the salad just the way it is shown here, but there are so many ways you can make it your own. That is one of the best parts about cooking, is taking a recipe as a starting point and customizing it to your tastes.

Adding some grilled corn would be fabulous. Or add some pickled jalapenos for a little bit of spicy kick.

Diced avocado would make the salad even more creamy. Pepitas or pecans would add some crunch.

I like to do a quick vinegar soak on the onions to soften them a bit. You can leave them off entirely if the flavor is too strong, or just slice them and toss them in if you love them raw.

Large serving bowl of steak salad with various vegetables, cheese, and eggs arranged around warm steak.

More Recipes to Try

If you like a little bit of everything in your salad, try making my Portillo’s style chopped salad. It is a fun mix of Italian meats, cheeses, and even a little bit of pasta.

We also love cowboy chopped salad. It is loaded with all kinds of goodies and is perfect for potlucks and BBQs.

If you are ordering from Just Meats and need some ideas of what to do with it. You can use the pulled pork to make any of my leftover pulled pork recipes.

Or serve the smoked Texas brisket with some Instant Pot mac and cheese and loaded baked beans for a filling bbq meal.

Large serving bowl filled with salad topped with blue cheese, tomatoes, pickled red onions, hard boiled eggs, cucumbers and sliced steak with chimichurri sauce on top, ready to be served.

Black and Blue Steak Salad

Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Carlee
This black and blue steak salad is the dinner salad to top all dinner salads. Lots of greens and veggies topped with flavorful steak and homemade blue cheese dressing makes for a meal worth getting excited about. Add a little chimichurri if you feel like getting extra fresh. This might just become your new favorite summer supper.
5 from 3 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes

Ingredients
 

Steak Salad

  • ½ cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 5 ounces mixed greens
  • 1 head leaf lettuce or romaine
  • 1 cup cucumber sliced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 pound cooked steak sliced
  • ¼ cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 2.5 ounces chimichurri sauce optional

Blue Cheese Dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • teaspoon ground black pepper
  • teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Stir together the ingredients for the blue cheese dressing and refrigerate until ready to use.
    1 cup mayonnaise, ¼ cup blue cheese crumbles, 2 Tablespoons milk, ⅛ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • In a small bowl, drizzle vinegar over sliced red onions. Set aside and allow to soak while preparing the salad.
    ½ cup red onion, 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • Wash and dry the greens. Chop into bite sized pieces and place in large serving bowl.
    5 ounces mixed greens, 1 head leaf lettuce or romaine
  • Drizzle greens with desired amount of blue cheese dressing.
  • Top with cucumbers, tomatoes, sliced hard boiled eggs, blue cheese crumbles and onion slices.
    1 cup cucumber, 1 cup grape tomatoes, 2 hard boiled eggs, ¼ cup blue cheese crumbles
  • Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add steak slices and cook for about 2 minutes or until just warmed through. Arrange over salad in bowl.
    1 pound cooked steak
  • If desired, drizzle with chimichurri sauce before serving.
  • Enjoy right away.

Notes

Don’t forget to use my code, FTCARLEE to save $15 when you order from Just Meats. Plus new subscribers get an extra 25% off (discounts can be stacked).
If you don’t like blue cheese, use your favorite cheese instead. Then use ranch dressing or make your favorite salad dressing. There is a recipe for a mustard vinaigrette included in the post.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 386kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 32gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 169mgSodium: 500mgPotassium: 969mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 14581IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 162mgIron: 4mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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5 from 3 votes
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Amanda

Tuesday 9th of July 2024

This was easy and delicious.

Jaxon

Tuesday 9th of July 2024

I love this salad and I love how easy Just Meats are to use. The teriyaki chicken is yummm too.

Matt

Monday 8th of July 2024

This salad is so good. It is perfect for summer as it is still filling, but cool and easy too.

Carlee

Monday 8th of July 2024

It is definitely a great dinner idea for hot weather and busy nights. Thank you!