Chopped steak salad is a filling, healthy and delicious recipe to throw together! Use fresh or leftover steak for an easy-to-make and quick meal.
Chopped steak salad is a filling salad perfect for a hot summer night or any time you want to step away from a light salad and enjoy something with more substance. A great dish like this will have you feeling stuffed for hours. It makes for a perfect meal!
With a homemade steak salad dressing to bring all of the ingredients together into one cohesive and flavorful salad, don’t be surprised if it turns into a new favorite. Serve alongside a baked potato and you can feel like you’re enjoying a full steak dinner. You may need to reduce your salad portion size to be able to eat both but the option is there.
This steak salad recipe is crazy simple. Even with you having to make your own dressing and cooking a steak, it’s still not overly complicated and there are hardly any steps! Doesn’t that just sound awesome? If you’re making this dish on a hot summer day, I’m sure you can really appreciate that!
You can make this chopped steak salad even easier to make by using leftover steak from another dinner or recipe!
Reheating a normal steak could get it to become overcooked, but by slicing it thin and tossing it into this steak salad recipe you can have a nice cold steak salad and enjoy your steak the way you like it! Win-Win!
How to make the steak salad dressing
- In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients except for the milk.
- Slowly pour in enough milk to get the dressing to your desired consistency.
- Taste the dressing and adjust the salt and pepper seasonings to your preference.
- How to make the chopped steak salad
- Season your steak with salt and pepper and cook until it is medium-rare (135degrees)
- Let the steak cool and then slice or chop.
- Toss all of the salad ingredients together.
- Toss in as much salad dressing as you desire and then enjoy.
What can I add to my salad?
You can add any of your favorite salad ingredients! Whatever you normally enjoy inside of your green salads might taste great here. Go ahead and try your favorites or add in a few new items to see what you like best.
Some examples of different salad ingredients to try include cucumbers, tomatoes, whole kernel corn, cheese, onion, and spinach. Even adding in some avocado could be a great way to get healthy fats more texture and get the salad to feel even more filling.
How to store leftover steak salad dressing
If you find yourself with more dressing than you know what yo do with you can keep it in a sealed container inside of your fridge for up to a few days. This gives you more opportunities to use it up and another excuse to eat a delicious salad! Not that you really need another excuse, but you never know.
Chopped Steak Salad
For the Dressing
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon parsley dried
- 1/2 teaspoon basil dried
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup milk see note
For the Salad
- 2 steaks
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 6 cups mixed greens see note
- 1 cup tomatoes diced
- 1 cup onion diced
- 1 cup cucumber diced
- 1 cup cheddar cheese diced
For the Salad Dressing
- Whisk all ingredients together, except the milk.
- Pour in enough to make the dressing the consistency you like.
- Taste and adjust salt and pepper to your preference.
For the Salad
- Season steak with salt and pepper. Cook until medium-rare (135º).
- Let the steak cool and slice or chop.
- Toss all salad ingredients together.
- Toss with salad dressing, as much as desired.
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