Summer Dinner: Steak Salad Recipe

Summer grilled steak salad recipe | 11 Magnolia Lane
I mentioned this recipe a few days ago; I served it to Amy when she came to stay overnight on our way to the Haven Conference.  It was yummy, and easy, and gluten-free, so I wanted to share.

My husband thinks it’s important that I tell you that this is a waste of a perfectly good steak, which ideally should be served alongside a baked potato and fresh corn on the cob.  He recommends only using this recipe for leftover steak, which apparently is a rarity in his world much like leftover wine is a rarity in mine.

Summer grilled steak salad recipe | 11 Magnolia Lane

It’s still a great summer salad, and hearty enough to stand alone as a meal.


• Green leaf or romaine lettuce

• Cherry or grape tomatoes

• Carmelized onions (to carmelize onions, slice 1-2 medium-sized onions thinly and cook them in 1-2T. of olive oil over low heat for about 20-30 minutes.  The goal is to soften and brown them but not burn them)

• Roasted asparagus (toss in olive oil, spread on a jelly roll pan, and roast in the oven for 20 minutes at 400°; you can also use leftover or steamed)

• Crumbled blue cheese or Stilton (Amy tells me this isn’t strictly gluten-free, so you might want want to substitute with another cheese that is)

• Croutons (obviously optional if you’re going gluten-free)

• Sliced grilled flank steak

Serve with homemade ranch dressing

That’s it–it’s delicious and easy to use leftovers to make the perfect fresh summer salad.

Summer grilled steak salad recipe | 11 Magnolia Lane


Summer grilled steak salad recipe | 11 Magnolia Lane

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  1. Looks delicious. And yes, my hubby would agree with yours 😉

  2. Rebecca says:

    Looks soo delicious!
    Can’t wait to try this on my hubby. He loves flank steak.
    How do you season your steak? Do you grill it?

    • Yes, we grill it. For this particular recipe, I marinate it in red wine and olive oil (about equal portions) with some sliced fresh garlic. I also have two delicious flank steak recipes here and here.

  3. Looks like a terrific recipe and the comments gave us a good chuckle!
    The blog continues to soar, Christy, and Amy!

  4. Looks delish! I just love great salads ~ especially those with different ingredients….not just lettuce, tomatoes, etc. Thanks so much for sharing!


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