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Steak Salad Recipes with Spinach

Serving steak on a bed of raw spinach gives you a great iron-rich salad which is sure to taste great. The following recipe calls for thinly sliced steak to top baby spinach, and you will also be sautéing some mushrooms in a garlic and thyme mixture. If you prefer, you can use the mushrooms raw and sauté a chopped onion in the garlic and thyme instead.

The finished salad is served with a mouthwatering parmesan peppercorn salad dressing, which really brings out the flavor of the meat and complements the whole dish. You can halve the dressing ingredients if you want, since you will get more than a cup of dressing, but it does keep for a couple of days in the refrigerator so if you are planning more salads this week then you might want to make the lot, and keep what you do not use for later.

Remember that it is important to slice the meat against the grain. You can see the ‘grain’ (the stripes in the meat going from one side to the other) so cut at a 90 degree angle from this. This results in more tender steak because the muscle fibers will be shorter. Serving your steak with spinach results in a great-looking and highly flavorful salad.

Steak and Spinach Salad with Mushrooms
Summary: Steak, mushrooms and spinach feature in this dish, along with a parmesan and garlic dressing, to make this steak salad as incredible as it will definitely be.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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  • 1 lb strip loin steaks, 1 inch thick
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 6 oz baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
For the Dressing:
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons whole or 2% milk
  • ⅓ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarse ground black peppercorns
Parmesan Peppercorn Salad Dressing:
  1. Put all the salad dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk until combined.
  2. You can refrigerate this dressing in a container for up to 2 days.
Salad Preparation:
  1. Season the steak with ¼ teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
  2. Grill in a covered grill over a medium-high heat, turning once, for 8 minutes, or until medium-rare.
  3. Transfer to a cutting board and loosely cover with foil for 10 minutes.
  4. Thinly slice the steak across the grain.
  5. Sauté the mushrooms with the thyme, garlic and remaining salt and black pepper for a few minutes.
  6. Divide the spinach among 4 plates and top with the mushrooms mixture and steak.
  7. Serve the dressing on the side.

Photo Description:

This fresh-looking salad features baby spinach, mushrooms, and steak, along with a flavorful dressing served on the side. This makes a great lunch, or you could make it for dinner if you fancy something light. If you want to make it more substantial, serve new potatoes or fries on the side. Both steak and spinach are iron-rich so if you want to boost your iron supplies this is a great recipe to choose. Steak salad recipes vary but this one is both simple and satisfying, so it is a great one to go for. All carnivores will find this salad tasty and very easy to put together.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.

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