Mommy's Cravin' Steak! Salad

"My DH made this salad rather frequently during my pregnancy as I was craving it! Many of our friends got really used to having this served for dinners during that time! ;) Toss with your favorite vinaigrette dressing and serve with a nice crusty baguette and a lovely red wine!!! (Post baby, of course) :)"
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  • 4 (8 ounce) steaks, filet mignon is my favorite
  • 1 (5 ounce) bag spring greens (baby spring mix if available)
  • 1 (5 ounce) bag Baby Spinach (or one to two 5.5oz bags Fresh Express brand 50/50 Mix is what we like, depending on amount needed)
  • 1 quart grape tomatoes
  • 1 quart broccosprouts, to taste
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 12 onion (walla walla or vidalia)
  • 12 cup broccoli floret
  • 12 cup cauliflower floret
  • 1 cucumber, sliced and peeled
  • 12 cup zucchini, chopped (cut into desired size)
  • 12 cup yellow squash, chopped (cut into desired size)
  • 1 cup blue cheese, crumbled

  • McCormick's Montreal Brand steak seasoning, to taste (optional)
  • olive oil, to taste (optional)
  • garlic powder, to taste (optional)
  • rudy's barbecue sauce, to taste (optional)


  • Coat the steaks in a blend of oil and seasonings such as Montreal steak seasoning and garlic powder.
  • Grill to desired doneness.
  • Apply a brushing of bbq sauce, if desired before allowing meat to "rest" for 5 minutes prior to slicing. ( Rudy's BBQ sauce is a nice one if you aren't sprucing one up or making your own).
  • Depending on the number of servings desired, mix all prepared veggies in a LARGE bowl.
  • Mix in sliced steak and blue cheese crumbles.
  • At this point you can either dress the entire salad with a nice vinaigrette and toss lightly before serving, or allow each guest to select their own dressing. (a vinaigrette compliments the flavors best).
  • Serve with a nice baguette, crescent roll, and your favorite red wine.
  • ENJOY (hopefully outside somewhere nice!) :).

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  1. Loved this! Switched up the veggies a bit. Used arugula for the lettuce and added green beans, kalamata olives, and potatoes (of all things). Sounds odd, but it really worked with these flavors, and becomes a one dish meal. This is a definite favorite!
  2. I LOVED LOVED LOVED this! So COLORFUL and full of veggies! I made it as directed but used red and yellow bell pepper. I seasoned my meat with onion salt, creole seasoning and black pepper. We enjoyed it with vinigrette. This was great to eat on the South Beach diet, a full meal. Thanks for this KEEPER recipe!



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