Grilled Steak Salad with Strawberries and Blue Cheese

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Grilling season is back!  Let’s kick it off with a delicious Grilled Steak Salad topped with strawberries, blue cheese, corn and toasted walnuts!

Grilling season is back!  Let's kick it off with a delicious Grilled Steak Salad topped with strawberries, blue cheese, corn and toasted walnuts!Robbie had the most epic of weekends last weekend.  We’ve been teaching the little guy about the Easter bunny, so you can imagine the look on his face when he woke up Sunday morning and saw that EB had visited overnight.  Laura’s parents were visiting for the weekend, and we stomped around the yard collecting eggs (and a couple of sticks).  I’m pretty sure Robbie spent the rest of his day organizing and reorganizing his candy inside.  Ah, the life of a 3-year old!  Oh, who am I kidding?  I spend half of my day organizing and reorganizing my candy, too!

Grilling season is back!  Let's kick it off with a delicious Grilled Steak Salad topped with strawberries, blue cheese, corn and toasted walnuts!As we moved into this house during the dead of winter, we actually have no idea what flowers and plants will come up in the yard.  We have a rough idea based on photos posted online, but we were totally discovering plants while Robbie was discovering Easter eggs.  Hey, look! I think this is a hosta starting to come up. Of course, I also found some rotten wood on the shed that I needed to fix.  The legit mushrooms growing out of the wood gave me a clue that it might need some work.  Ah, the joys of home ownership, right?  I don’t mind, though.  After the long winter, I welcome the excuse to be outside!

Grilling season is back!  Let's kick it off with a delicious Grilled Steak Salad topped with strawberries, blue cheese, corn and toasted walnuts!

Speaking of being outside, I fired up the grill for the first time.  The smell of the grill as it was preheating was pure bliss.  I felt like a cartoon character following the wisps of steam to a pie sitting in a windowsill!  Since the family was in town, I stopped by our local Price Chopper and grabbed several Certified Angus Beef ® brand ribeye steaks.  Certified Angus Beef ® brand is the only way I roll when it comes to beef.  I’m working with Certified Angus Beef ® brand this year, and they truly are a company that I love!

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Grilling season is back!  Let's kick it off with a delicious Grilled Steak Salad topped with strawberries, blue cheese, corn and toasted walnuts!Grilled Steak Salad with Strawberries and Blue Cheese

With Spring firmly in place here in upstate New York, I decided to serve those grilled ribeyes over a fun salad.  Spring mix.  Strawberries.  Toasted walnuts.  Blue cheese.  Corn.  All sorts of fun ingredients that complement each other quite well!  At first glance, it might seem strange to combine blue cheese and strawberries.  Trust me on this, friends.  It’s delicious!  Laura introduced me to combining blue cheese with something sweet, and the combination is surprisingly tasty.  (She loves honey drizzled on blue cheese, so I channeled that flavor combo with the honey balsamic dressing for this salad.)  All together, this Grilled Steak Salad is perfect for Spring!

Grilling season is back!  Let's kick it off with a delicious Grilled Steak Salad topped with strawberries, blue cheese, corn and toasted walnuts!When you’re out doing your grocery run this week, grab some Certified Angus Beef® brand ribeyes and a package of spring salad mix.  Have fun adding all sorts of toppings!  And have fun firing up the grill!  It’s been a long winter, and it’s time to get back outdoors.  Happy grilling, my friends!

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Grilling season is back!  Let's kick it off with a delicious Grilled Steak Salad topped with strawberries, blue cheese, corn and toasted walnuts!

Grilled Steak Salad with Strawberries and Blue Cheese

Grilling season is back!  Let's kick it off with a delicious Grilled Steak Salad topped with strawberries, blue cheese, corn and toasted walnuts!
5 from 9 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 566kcal

Ingredients

For the Steak

  • 2 sirloin steaks 6-8 oz. each
  • ½ Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp paprika

For the Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

For the Salad

  • 8 cups spring mix
  • cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup corn fresh or canned
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts lightly toasted
  • cups blue cheese crumbled

Instructions

For the Steak

  • Rub both sides of steaks with vegetable oil. Using a small bowl, combine kosher salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika. Sprinkle mixture evenly onto both sides of steaks.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat (~400°F).
  • Grill steaks for 3-4 minutes per side, or until they reach desired doneness.
  • Let steaks rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing. Slice steaks against the grain into thin strips.

For the Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Using a small bowl or jar, add all of the vinaigrette ingredients (olive oil, balsamic, Dijon mustard, honey, salt and pepper); stir or shake until well combined.

For the Salad

  • Divide spring mix evenly into 4 bowls. Top with sliced strawberries, corn, toasted walnuts, blue cheese and steak.

Grilling season is back!  Let's kick it off with a delicious Grilled Steak Salad topped with strawberries, blue cheese, corn and toasted walnuts!

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22 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    There’s nothing better than getting outside after a long winter! And there’s nothing better than grilling up some delicious steak! I love that you’ve added it to a salad and that salad looks amazing! How fun for you to really explore your new yard and discovering all that comes with it! I hope this weekend brings lots of sunshine and time outdoors.

    1. Oh, you’re telling me, Kathy! We had a few good weekends weather-wise, and we really enjoyed being outdoors. Of course, then this past weekend came along and we were below freezing last night. What the heck!? But the days are getting warm enough to get that grill out…and that makes me happy! Grilled steak on a warm day is pretty much my definition of awesome! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Oh man, I remember organizing my candy after a Halloween haul. I would dump it all out on the floor and go through it. How fun would that be to sort based on topic or flavour or whatever what I was organizing at the time. Memories! I know what you mean about the smell of the grill. We sometimes grill in the winter, but didn’t do much this year. When hubby grilled a couple of burgers the other week it was so awesome…I wondered why we hadn’t grilled in a while. This salad looks delicious, David, and talk about hearty! And blue cheese? Pile that on! Love it! Happy Friday to ya 🙂

    1. I totally used to organize my candy, too, Dawn! In fact, I’d also organize things like jelly beans, Skittles and M&M’s by color. And now I see Robbie doing the same thing. Either that’s just a kid thing, or he’s really taken after me there. Haha!

      I hear ya on grilling. We don’t do it much in the winter just because of the snow and such…but I do try to get out there every once in a while. However now that it’s Spring? Bring out the grill and leave it out until December! 🙂 Thanks so much, my friend!

  3. 5 stars
    Grilled steak salad with strawberries and blue cheese, brilliant. I used to get a similar salad at one of those steakhouse chain places and loved it. I can’t wait to give this a try, maybe Sunday lunch…
    Home ownership has its pluses and minuses. We’re at the three-year mark as a tenant in a condo and it has its pluses and minuses. Which is best in my opinion. I’ll take ownership any day…

    1. The flavors in this salad are so darned good, Ron! I know at first glance, strawberries + steak + blue cheese might seem odd…but trust me. This salad was a huge hit here!

      Interesting that you say you’d take ownership over being a tenant. There are definitely pluses and minuses as ownership always leads to more projects. But then again, it’s nice when something is yours and you don’t need to rely on other folks to get something done. Either way, I hope you had a great weekend, my friend! It was cold (downright bitter) here this weekend, but that means the temps can only go up from here, right? 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    I love that while Robbie was discovering eggs, you and Laura were discovering plants! Sounds like a fun and memorable Easter!

    I’m so excited for grilling season and this steak salad definitely needs to make an appearance! Your steak is cooked perfectly and I love the salad loaded with goodies!

    1. Easter really was awesome this year! I took a video of Robbie hunting for eggs, and it was hilarious. He would scream “OOO” and run off across the yard to get an egg…only to run past about 4 more eggs as he went. Haha!

      This steak salad was a huge hit here in our house, and I highly suspect it will be making more appearances this summer. Bring on the grilling weather! 🙂

  5. Hi David! What a great dish to celebrate the onset of Spring! I haven’t fired up the grill yet as I need to get gas for it. We had a really nice porterhouse steak and fresh asparagus last night. I cooked the steak in the house using my grill pan which isn’t the same as grilling it outside, but it was pretty tasty. I love your salad mix, the more blue cheese the better! Hoorah for Spring!!

    1. I agree with you about grill pans, Dorothy. They work in a pinch, but they just don’t have the same flavor as an outdoor grill. It was downright cold here this weekend, so the grill didn’t see too much action…but the temps should be getting warmer, and you know that grill will be smokin’ away the whole summer! 🙂 Thanks so much, my friend. Happy Monday!

  6. 5 stars
    Wowza! I don’t think you could have cooked that steak any more perfectly. YUM! I love the fresh strawberries and corn in this tasty mix of ingredients. And the blue cheese – oh my. I’m so in.
    Hope you see some pretty flowers popping up soon, and awesome your little one has such a great Easter! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Valentina! As we come out of the winter, I figured steaks would be one of the best ways to kick off grilling season this year! You can’t go wrong with a good steak. 🙂 And the strawberries + blue cheese? Trust me when I say this was a darned good salad! Hope you have a great Monday, my friend!

    1. You make a good point about this being good for lunch or dinner! In fact, we served this one both ways as there were plenty of leftovers. 🙂 Thanks so much, Alexandra!

  7. 5 stars
    Can’t wait to get my BBQ out David. I mean OK so it’s only once or twice a year here that I can get it out but I love that salad with the strawberries and blue cheese. What a fabulous compliment to grilled steak!

    1. I say get that grill out, Neil! As long as there’s no snow on it, then it’s fair game. I know you guys are out walking this week, but I say you celebrate when you get back with a nice grilled steak salad! 🙂

  8. 5 stars
    Haha – At least Robbie is organized -right? Sounds like y’all had a great Easter!
    BTW – I’m not a huge beef eater but gosh, David, I’d gladly dig into a plate of this salad! I happen to be love the combination of strawberries and blue cheese and even Laura’s honey on blue cheese – throw in those walnuts and corn and these gorgeously grilled steaks and wow – I’d be going back for seconds for sure!

    1. Oh man, the flavors in this salad all work so well together, Shashi! I know it might be strange to see strawberries with steak and blue cheese with honey…but they all work! In fact, we’ve been talking about making another round of this salad for easy weekday lunches. 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    What I remember about my Easter baskets is waking up the next morning and finding most of it gone – having been raided after I went to bed! My parent’s should have twisted the Easter bunny story to their benefit – you leave the candy out at night for the Easter bunny just like cookies for Santa Claus!

    David, this steak salad looks amazing! I love all the yummy ingredients in it. Can’t wait to try Laura’s tip about the sweet with the blue cheese. We always pick up the Angus Beef – it’s definitely the best!

    1. Haha! I’m sure you’ve seen those videos of parents teasing their kids by saying they ate all of the holiday candy. I kinda want to do that to Robbie…but I’m not sure I could handle him crying afterwards! The funny thing is Robbie is a really sweet kid. If I just asked him, he’d probably give me all of his candy. 🙂

      Definitely try the honey + blue cheese combo. It sounds strange, but it’s amazing! She likes to put it on a gingersnap cookie which sounds ever stranger, but it works. I channeled those flavors (well minus the gingersnap) for this salad, and we loved it! In fact, we’re thinking about making another batch of this salad for easy weekday lunches. Yum! Thanks so much, my friend!

  10. This is really a great salad. I mean, I put leftover steak on my lunch salads, and there’s always some goodies, but never a purposeful thing like strawberries, corn, walnuts and blue cheese! Really really nice.

    1. Oh man, you’ve totally got to try this combo of flavors, Mimi! I agree with you that salad is a great way to use leftovers. Although I do have to ask – what is ‘leftover steak’? I’m not familiar with that concept. 🙂

      Seriously, though, this salad is dee-licious! Thanks so much, my friend!

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