Marinated Strip Steak Salad is the perfect dinner for when you want something hearty but don't want to spend hours in the kitchen. This recipe for Marinated Strip Steak Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing is easy to follow and yields a delicious, restaurant-quality meal.
The steak is marinated in a mixture of Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and shallots, then grilled to perfection. The blue cheese dressing is made with sour cream, mayonnaise, and chunky blue cheese, and is the perfect creamy counterpart to the juicy steak and crisp greens. Add a glass of wine and you have a date night dinner that can't be beaten!
The perfect dinner recipe.
Marinated Strip Steak Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing is the perfect dinner recipe. The Marinated Strip Steak is cooked to perfection and the salad is fresh and crisp. The blue cheese dressing is creamy and delicious. The Marinated Strip Steak Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing is a healthy and tasty meal that is sure to please everyone at the table.
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes (includes roasting the beets and potatoes)
Strip Steak Ingredients:
- 3 T. olive oil, divided
- 3 T. Worcestershire sauce
3 large garlic cloves, peeled, smashed, and roughly chopped
- 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary, leaves removed and crushed
2 10-oz. strip steaks
Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing Ingredients:
- ¼ c. full-fat sour cream
- ¼ c. mayonnaise
1 T. fresh lemon juice
- 2 t. Worcestershire sauce
½ medium shallot, very finely minced
2 oz. chunky blue cheese
- 2-3 T. half & half
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
- 2 small heads of Bibb lettuce, base removed, leaves washed and dried
- 1 batch of roasted golden beets and purple potatoes*
4 oz. good quality blue cheese
- Combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and rosemary in a bowl large enough to hold both steaks. Add steaks and turn to coat. Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours to overnight, turning occasionally.
- To prepare the blue cheese dressing, add the first five ingredients to a medium bowl and stir to combine. Add the blue cheese and use a fork to break up the chunks and incorporate the cheese into the mixture. (If you prefer a chunkier dressing, leave some of the chunks intact).
- Add the half & half one tablespoon at a time to the bowl until you reach the desired consistency. Add more half & half if you prefer a less thick dressing. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and stir to combine. Set aside.
- Place top oven rack in the center position and preheat oven to 400°F.
- Add two tablespoons olive oil to a large cast iron skillet set over medium-high heat. Allow skillet to heat thoroughly, approximately 5 minutes, before adding steaks. Sear steaks on both sides, approximately 2-3 minutes per side.
- Transfer skillet to preheated oven. Roast for 8-10 minutes or until an instant-read meat thermometer reads 130 degrees for medium rare.
Note: Actual cook time will vary depending on a number of factors, including starting internal temperature, individual oven variances, and preferred level of ‘doneness.’ Check after 6-7 minutes and adjust cook time accordingly.
Beef Temperature Chart: https://www.certifiedangusbeef.com/kitchen/doneness.php
- Remove steaks from the oven and transfer to a platter. Loosely cover with aluminum foil and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes. (Internal temperature will continue to rise several degrees while the steaks rest). Remove the aluminum foil and cool slightly before slicing. Set aside.
- To assemble the salad, divide the Bibb lettuce between 4 serving plates and add one-quarter of the roasted beets, potatoes, and blue cheese to each plate. Add the sliced steak and drizzle with the creamy blue cheese dressing. Serve immediately with the remaining dressing on the side, along with some sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Enjoy!
Marinated Strip Steak Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing is a great dinner recipe, but it can be pricey to make if you're using steak as the main ingredient. Fortunately, there are plenty of delicious substitutes that will still give you an amazing meal. One option is to use chicken instead of steak.
This will still provide plenty of protein and flavor, and it will be much cheaper than using steak. Another possibility is to use tofu as your protein source. This Marinated Strip Tofu Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing will be just as satisfying as the original, but it will be much lighter on your wallet. Whatever protein you choose, this Marinated Strip Steak Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party.
This salad can be stored in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
Making a Marinated Strip Steak Salad with Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing in the oven is a great way to impress your dinner guests. Here are five top tips to make sure your salad comes out perfect:
- First, start by marinating your steak in a variety of herbs and spices. This will give it loads of flavor and ensure it stays juicy when cooked.
- Next, cook the steak in a hot oven for a few minutes until it is nicely browned.
- Once the steak is cooked, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing it into thin strips.
- To assemble the salad, mix together some chopped lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and crumbled blue cheese. Add the steak strips on top and drizzle with the creamy dressing.
- Finally, serve the salad immediately while everything is still nice and fresh. Enjoy!