Balsamic Steak and Blue Cheese Salad

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a wonderful salad for one. Double the ingredients and make it a romantic dinner for two.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (8 ounce) boneless beef top sirloin steaks, 1/2 inch thick
  • 12 balsamic vinaigrette, with extra virgin olive oil dressing divided
  • 1 large red pepper, cut into 2-inch-wide strips
  • 12 lb fresh asparagus spear, cleaned (about 4 medium spears)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (5 ounce) bagtorn mixed salad greens (about 5 cups)
  • 14 cup crumbled blue cheese


  1. Place steak and 1/4 cup of the dressing in large resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Turn bag over several times to evenly coat steak with dressing. Refrigerate 30 minutes to marinate.
  2. Preheat grill to medium heat. Remove steak from marinade; discard bag and marinade. Grill steak 5 to 10 minute on each side for medium doneness (160°F). Meanwhile, grill peppers and asparagus alongside the steak 5 to 7 minute or until crisp-tender, turning occasionally and brushing with the olive oil. Remove vegetables from grill; cut crosswise in half. Set aside. Remove steak from grill; cut across the grain into thin slices.
  3. Place greens in large bowl. Add peppers, asparagus and remaining 1/4 cup dressing; toss to coat. Place on serving platter. Top with the steak slices; sprinkle with cheese.
Most Helpful

Very good salad, we enjoyed it....

CIndytc April 01, 2008

This was fabulous! We had already grilled the steak, so we just sliced it thin and I put it in a zip lock bag with 1/2 c balsamic vinaigrette dressing and let it soak for a few hours. The peppers and asparagus were delicious-I just sauted them for about 8 mins in a little olive oil. We will be making this again!!

AmyZ September 01, 2007