Making salads at home is always sort of a bummer. Why do restaurant salads taste so much better?? I am trying to change that around here by making really delicious at-home salads, like this and this. This steak salad was inspired by a salad I made with my Mom during the holidays. That version used leftover Christmas prime rib, but this one with steak is almost as good.
I liked the Creamy Garlic Horseradish Dressing I created for the original salad so much that I had to create sooommething that I could pour it on. So here it is, a delicious steak salad with warm steak, cool veggies, crunchy pumpkin seeds, and creamy dressing.
Steak is one of my favorite weeknight dishes. I mean, other than the fact that it's delicious, it is super quick to cook. It used to really intimidate me, but it can be as simple as searing both sides in a pan with some salt, pepper, and ghee. Serve it with a salad, and dinner can be on the table in minutes with really minimal dirty dishes. This salad, with the creamy garlic horseradish dressing, really is next level. The one thing I would add to this (if it were summer with lots of fresh produce) would be big, juicy, sweet slices of fresh tomato! But in the winter, it's still delicious without that.
Steak Salad with Creamy Garlic Horseradish Dressing
salt and pepper
12 oz. steak (my favorite is ribeye, but use what you'd like)
1 head of green leaf lettuce, chopped
1/2 english cucumber, thinly sliced
2 radishes, thinly sliced
4 green onions
1c shredded carrots
1 avocado, sliced
2T pumpkin seeds
1 batch Creamy Garlic Horseradish Dressing
- Let your steak sit out of the fridge for a while (up to an hour or 2) before cooking.
- Place a pan over medium-high heat, and melt the ghee.
- Sprinkle the steak with salt and pepper on both sides.
- Put the steak into the pan and let it sear and cook on one side for 3-4 minutes.
- While the steak is cooking, chop the lettuce, cucumber, radish, green onions and avocado to get them ready for the salads.
- Flip the steak and cook it another 1-2 minutes. When it's done, remove it to a cutting board to sit for 10 minutes or so while you finish putting together the salad.
- Toss or layer all the veggies into the salad, either on individual plates or 1 big bowl. Place the steak on top and drizzle everything with a hearty dollop of the dressing.
- Sprinkle the pumpkin seeds on top and enjoy!
If you make the dressing in advance (it only takes a couple minutes), then this salad is an easy weeknight meal! I hope you give it a try! Be sure to Pin the image below for later so you don't forget!