A steak and strawberry salad is loaded with fresh greens, tender steak, and a delicious strawberry sriracha dressing. Add roasted almonds to take the salad to the next level for an extra crunch.
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Why You'll Love This Steak And Strawberry Salad Recipe
Simple- Despite its appearance, this salad is quite simple to prepare. It doesn't require unusual ingredients or equipment, making it ideal for beginners.
Full of Flavor- This salad bursts with delicious flavors between fresh greens, savory steak, sweet strawberries, and spicy sriracha.
Eye-Catching- The vibrant colors and textures of the strawberry sriracha steak salad make it look beautiful! It's sure to wow anybody who sees it.
What Is A Steak And Strawberry Salad?
A steak and strawberry salad combines fresh greens, tender, juicy steak, and a spicy homemade strawberry sriracha salad dressing. Together these ingredients create an incredibly flavorful, fresh, and colorful salad that is absolutely delicious!
- Food Blender
- Large Bowl
- Salad Mixing Spoons
For The Homemade Dressing:
- Fresh Strawberries- Ripe strawberries add sweetness and natural juices to the dressing.
- Sriracha- Provides a kick of spicy flavor.
- Water- Helps to thin the salad dressing.
- Salt- Enhances the taste.
- Beef Steak- Adds a savory, protein-rich element to the salad.
- Olive Oil- Extra virgin olive oil helps to keep the steak from sticking to the skillet.
- Salt and Pepper- To taste.
- Baby Spinach- Offers a tender, dark green base to the salad.
- Arugula- Provides a peppery flavor and more texture to the spinach.
- Almonds- Add an extra crunchy element to the salad and a nutty flavor.
How To Make A Steak And Strawberry Salad
Start by making the strawberry sriracha dressing. Add the strawberries, sriracha, water, and salt to a food blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.
Next, heat a skillet and add oil. Season your beef steak with salt and pepper, then cook for a few minutes per side or until it reaches the desired level of doneness. Remove from heat and let rest for a few minutes before slicing into thin strips.
Now, it's time to assemble the salad! Mix together the baby spinach, arugula, and sliced steak in a large bowl. Pour the strawberry sriracha dressing over the top and toss to coat. Top with roasted almonds, and enjoy!
Popular Substitutions & Additions
- If you're looking for even more flavor, try cooking a sirloin steak in a cast iron skillet or grilled steak instead of cooking it in a skillet. The smoky flavor will take this salad to the next level! Using grilled chicken in place of steak would also make a great salad.
- If you're not a fan of spice, you can omit the sriracha from the dressing or use less to adjust to your taste. For a tangy flavor, some lime juice to the dressing or a bit of balsamic vinegar to create a delicious balsamic vinaigrette.
- To add a bit more of a crunch to your salad, feel free to add some chopped-up bacon or croutons.
- Add sliced red onion, poppy seeds, shredded carrots, diced avocado, crumbled feta cheese, blue cheese, or goat cheese for an extra flavor boost. Add chopped fresh strawberries to the greens to make a spicy strawberry steak salad.
- You can substitute almonds with walnuts, pecans, or peanuts in the salad recipe. In case of a nut allergy, sunflower or pumpkin seeds can be used instead of almonds to maintain the crunchiness of the salad. Another option is to skip the almonds altogether.
Can I Freeze Steak And Strawberry Salad?
No, steak salad with spicy strawberry dressing should not be frozen. When the greens thaw, they become mushy, and the dish's flavor is lost. Salad never tastes as good after it has been frozen.
Steak And Strawberry Salad FAQs
How do I store a leftover salad?
This steak salad is best enjoyed immediately after it's made. However, leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Can I make this steak salad ahead of time?
Yes. You may prepare this steak salad up to 24 hours in advance. Keep your dressing and salad separate before combining them right before serving.
I don't care for spinach. Is there anything else I can use instead?
Yes! If you don't care for spinach, try using a spring mix of lettuce or romaine.
Can I use a fruit besides strawberries in this salad?
Yes! If you're not a fan of strawberries, feel free to use other fresh berries in this recipe. Blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries would all be delicious substitutes.
Steak Salad with Strawberry Sriracha Sauce
Strawberry Sriracha Sauce
- 2 cups fresh strawberries
- 1 tbsp sriracha or less if you like it less spicy
- 2 tbsp water
- ½ tsp salt
For the steak
- 6 oz beef steak like tenderloin
- Salt and pepper to taste
- oil to brush the skillet
For the salad
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1 ½ cup arugula
- ⅓ cup roasted salted almonds
To make dressing:
- In a food blender, blend strawberries, water, Sriracha, and salt. Blend until smooth.
To Make the Steak:
- Season the steak with salt and pepper.
- Brush the skillet with some oil. Heat the skillet over medium-high heat.
- Cook the steak for 3-4 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches140-150 degrees.
- Place the steak aside for a few minutes. Once cooled and the juices are set, slice the steak into thin slices.
To Assemble the Salad:
- In a large bowl, combine spinach, arugula, and add sliced steak.
- Drizzle the salad with strawberry Sriracha sauce and top with almonds.
- Serve salad fresh.