Loaded with juicy grilled steak strips, sweet strawberries, a tangy balsamic dressing, and plenty of bleu cheese, this grilled steak strawberry salad is the perfect lighter meal to make the most of strawberry season!
How about a grilled salad…….after a Father’s Day weekend full of grilled food? ??
You may think you’re tired of grilling, but let this grilled steak strawberry salad convince you otherwise. It makes a pretty strong argument.
Especially comin’ in here all decked out with all that balsamic + bleu cheese + toasty walnut goodness. ?
My mom got a TON of fresh-picked strawberries over the weekend so I’m already coming off of a couple days straight of strawberries x 1,000. And yet, I’m still ready to get down with this salad cause it is SO. FREAKING. GOOD.
I get it. There’s bleu cheese in the title of this salad and I get that not everyone is a fan. Although I think bleu cheese is a match made in heaven with the steak + strawberries, totally feel free to sub it out for a milder cheese like feta or mozzarella pearls.
And you just gotta go heavy on the cheese. Salads require it.
Let’s get into making this grilled steak strawberry salad, y’all! >>
First up is the balsamic dressing. It’s SO deeply flavorful, especially for it only being four ingredients. Balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, a little honey for sweetness, and olive oil.
Mix ‘er all up and then this dressing can sit in the fridge for DAYS until you’re ready to use it.
Next, we’re gonna work on our salad components. Try to find a nice spring mix for the salad base, hull/slice a mess of juicy strawberries, get your cheese ready, toast your walnuts, etc.
I recommend leaving the steak for the final step of this salad. The steak cooks fast and we want it at its prime for this salad. Let the steak sit out on the counter to come to room temperature while you prep the rest of the salad components.
As far as prepping the steak, we’re keeping it super simple and just doing olive oil, salt + pepper and then letting the grill work its magic.
I like to cook this steak a nice medium-rare to medium which should take around 4 minutes for a med-rare and 5-6 minutes for a more medium cook. After removing the steak from the grill, make sure you let it rest for 5-10 minutes so the juices stay inside when you go to slice it.
Thin slices against the grain is what we’re going for. This is definitely a knife-and-fork kinda salad though since the steak strips will be a bit on the long side.
From there, it’s just a quick toss in the balsamic dressing right before serving and summer salad is SERVED!
Honestly, 90% of this salad can be prepped ahead of time and literally 15 minutes before you’re ready to eat, just slap the steak on the grill. << I spy a salad SAVIOR for your next cookout!
And y’all, you can’t beat these sweet, salty, rich, crunchy summer salad flavors. SO many textures and flavors to love on!
It’s pretty as heck too. All the beauty points, all the flavor points. I think you just won the cookout side game. ?
Strawberries are the BEST in salads! Try these other favorites out next time! ♥
Balsamic Bleu Cheese Grilled Steak Strawberry Salad
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 4 cups spring greens mix
- 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
- 1 (1 lb) top round steak, fat trimmed and patted dry
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Kosher salt and pepper for seasoning
- In a small bowl, whisk balsamic, mustard, and honey together until smooth. Slowly drizzle in olive oil, whisking constantly until dressing is smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Store dressing in fridge until ready to serve.
- In a large serving bowl, combine greens, strawberries, cheese, and walnuts. Set aside.
- Rub steak all over with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Grill steak over a preheated grill, turning once until steak reaches your desired doneness (4 minutes for medium-rare, 5-6 minutes for medium)
- Let steak rest 10 minutes then thinly slice against the grain. Toss balsamic dressing into salad then arrange steak on top of salad. Serve salad immediately and enjoy!