Balsamic Honey Grilled Steak Salad and Vinaigrette

This Balsamic Honey Grilled Steak Salad and Vinaigrette will satisfy even the heartiest of appetites!

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It is officially grilling season!  We grilled twice this past week and have some serious plans for this coming weekend.  Not to mention…Memorial Day weekend is almost here!

Seriously, where did Spring go??  Here in Sacramento, we not only skipped Spring but we are deep into summer with temperatures reaching 100 degrees this week.

Ouch.

At least the kids get to cool off nightly at swim practice :)  I have to admit, I’m more than a little jealous when I see them jump into the pool each night ;)

So, you all know that I LOVE to grill. It’s one of my favorite ways to cook and I’ll give you a hint as to why…less dishes. #lazymommy

I am also seriously into salads.  Like, I love them and eat them every day.  But, I’m not into wimpy salads. No. They need some protein – like grilled steak or chicken. In fact, one of my favorite ways to use leftovers from the grill is in a salad.

Pluuuuss, even my husband and boys will chow down on a salad when it’s got this gorgeous grilled steak on it! This Balsamic Honey Grilled Steak Salad and Vinaigrette is a recipe the ENTIRE family loves.

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When you’ve got a gorgeous steak salad like this…you need to top it with something amazing. Something like this Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette.

The marinade for the steak mirrors a lot of the flavors found in the vinaigrette making it a perfect match. I make up the marinade and vinaigrette at the same time because almost all of the ingredients are the same.

Since you’re making the vinaigrette ahead of time, the oil will separate – just give it a little shake-shake and you’re good to go!

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Balsamic Honey Grilled Steak Salad and Vinaigrette

Balsamic Honey Grilled Steak Salad and Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 1 - 1.5 pounds steak (ribeye, sirloin, T-bone, etc.)
  • Marinade
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbls honey
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbls Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Vinaigrette
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbls shallot, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbls low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbls honey
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salad
  • romaine lettuce
  • tomatoes (cherry, pear)
  • blue cheese crumbles
  • croutons

Instructions

    Marinade
  1. Whisk marinade ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Pour over steak and marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours. The thicker your steak is the longer you will need to marinate it.
  3. Vinaigrette
  4. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar. Secure lid and shake vigorously for several minutes.
  5. Heat grill to high heat. Lightly brush grill grates with oil.
  6. Remove steak from marinade and discard marinade
  7. Grill for 3-5 minutes on each side or until desired doneness is reached. Let rest for 15 minutes.
  8. Assemble salad ingredients.
  9. Cut steak into bite-sized pieces and add to salad.
  10. Dress with vinaigrette and serve immediately.
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Did you know that It’s National Salad Month AND National Vinegar Month?  I’m thinking this salad is the PERFECT way to celebrate!

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I used Pompeian Balsamic Vinegar and Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil for my vinaigrette. Naturally gluten free and non-allergenic, Pompeian vinegars are perfectly suited for vinaigrettes, marinades, dressings and sauces. For additional recipe ideas, you can visit the Pompeian website. #DressingItUp

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Comments

  1. This is a salad fit for a king! It’s such a simple assembly job but oh so decadent when put together!
    Mary Frances recently posted..Tea and Honey Marinated Chicken Breasts

  2. This looks like the perfect summer recipe!
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  3. Oh my goodness! I love this! I’m originally from Pittsburgh, and steak salads are a staple there! But … we would put fries and cheese and fresh veggies and a hard-boiled egg (Whew! That’s a lot!) on top! It’s a hearty salad, indeed! This totally reminds me of ‘home’ :)
    You may be jealous of seeing the kiddos jump into the pool … but I’m jealous that you have warm weather! After our terrible winter, I’m craving sunshine and heat! Today was gorgeous, but it’s supposed to only be in the 50’s for the next few days! That’s half as warm as it is where you live!!!
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  4. My mouth is seriously watering as I’m reading this! That dressing sounds divine, and everything just looks so fresh! What a perfect warm-weather meal. Pinned ;)
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  5. Now this looks like a salad even my husband would enjoy. And so gorgeous too! Definitely adding to the menu plan.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday Trish!
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  6. It must be really scorching hot your way today! I’m closer to SF and it will be 97 here…ugh! I am excited for grilling season, and this salad would be a perfect warm weather meal. The flavors sound incredible!
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  7. Wow Trish, not only does this look phenomenally delicious… but #SoJelly that you have such warm weather already! I’m still wearing my winter boots… in May! I’d still grill this out in the blowing snow on Memorial weekend, pinned!
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  8. Mmm balsamic is one of my favorite things. Love it here with honey and used as the marinade and dressing for ultimate balsamic flavor!
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  9. Deb - Cooking on the Front Burner says:

    This is my kind of salad Trish. Thanks for linking up with us at Marvelous Monday. Pinned!

  10. This looks delicious! I’d love if you’d come link up this (and any other recipes you would like) at my new Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesdays blog hop! Each link is shared on 5 blogs!

    Julia @ Mini Van Dreams
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  11. This bowl looks delicious! my mouth is drooling just looking at the steak!
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  12. This is a salad that would leave me feeling very satisfied! It looks insanely delicious! Pinned! :)

  13. This looks great! I have to admit, though, that I’m super weird and would probably use feta instead of blue cheese (because I think I’m the world’s only cheese enthusiast that doesn’t like anything “moldy!”) We have some streaks and plenty of charcoal sitting at home right now, so this could be a great Memorial Day weekend dish for us!
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  14. This looks so good. It is also something that would satisfy my husband and me! He loves the meat. I love the salad. Great post!!
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  15. Has anyone actually made this salad? Am I missing something?….. how much of the Worcestershire sauce and the soy sauce? 1/4 of ??? I really would like to make this but not sure of the measurements. Based on the ingredients, it sure looks yummy!!!

  16. Saw you featured over at Wake up Wednesdays! This looks amazing! I’ve been on a salad kick lately. I think I could make the whole family happy with this one!

  17. Hi Trish – Wow, this salad looks beyond incredible! My addicted to steak hubby would be all over this! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe at Best of the Weekend – pinned! Hope you’re having a fabulous week!
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  18. Jessica says:

    Made this for dinner and LOVED it!! So did everyone else. =) I used regular mustard in the marinade and vinaigrette since I don’t like the taste of dijon and turned out so delicious! It was a filling meal and soooo yummy. Thanks for the recipe. It’s a keeper!

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