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Ribeye Steak Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

A savory Ribeye Steak Salad recipe served with loads of fresh vegetables, walnuts, and goat then served with a Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette. This salad will rival any Steakhouse Salad.

When I moved down to Texas seven years ago, one of the first places my friends had to take me to was Saltgrass Steakhouse. Its like the right of passage. You can’t really say that you are a Texan unless you have been to Saltgrass. It is basically the best Steakhouse down here!

After looking at their amazing menu for quite a while, I finally decided on their Steak Salad and Loaded Creamy Potato Soup.

I know, I know! “Your at a Steak House! Why didn’t you order a big juicy Steak?”

Well, technically, I did order Steak. {thats me sticking my tongue out to you} I just ordered it on top of a hearty salad that was filled with all kinds of veggies, nuts, and gorgonzola cheese. But the kicker and my FAVORITE part to this salad was not the steak itself, but the balsamic vinaigrette they served with it.

I almost always ask for my dressing on the side. I find that I use way less and I don’t end up with a salad that is drowning in dressing because the server/cook doesn’t know how to portion control. But with this dressing, I seriously eat the whole thing and then some. It compliments every part of the salad perfectly.

That Saltgrass Steak Salad is what I tried to create for you today. With a few personal tweaks here and there of course. The balsamic vinaigrette in my opinion is just as good as the stuff at the restaurant, and maybe a little better because its not as sweet. Plus, I amped up this salad with an awesome Ribeye Steak! So its friendly to the men who want a big hunk of meat and the ladies who like to have their dainty salads. I mean its really a win win!

To get started, heat grill to medium high heat. Season 1 large ribeye with salt and pepper on both sides. Place ribeye on grill and cook each side for 5-6 minutes. Remove from grill and let sit, do not cut until you are ready to assemble salad.

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Next, make the balsamic vinaigrette, add 2 tablespoons of gluten free dijon mustard, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 teaspoon of dry basil, 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cup of olive oil, salt, and pepper to a bowl and whisk until combined. {sometimes I just put everything in a mason jar and shake} Set aside.

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Next, bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add 1 cup of fresh green beans cut into 1″ pieces. Cook for 2-3  minutes and immediately throw in an ice bath to shock them and stop the cooking process. {this is called “blanching”}

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To assemble salad, pull out 4 large dishes and evenly distribute 1 head of chopped romaine lettuce, 4 hardboiled eggs, 1 pint of cherry tomatoes {halved}, 1 cup of blanched fresh green beans, 1/2 cup of raw walnuts or pecans, 4 oz. of crumbled goat cheese, and chopped ribeye.

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Serve with homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

Steak Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette #saladrecipes #steak #ribeye #balsamicdressing

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Ribeye Steak Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
 
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Recipe type: Beef, Salad, Condiments & Dressing, Gluten Free
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 ribeye steak
  • salt & pepper to season steak
  • 1 head of romaine, chopped
  • 4 eggs, hardboiled
  • 1 cup of fresh green beans, cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup of raw walnuts or pecans
  • 4 oz. of crumbled goat cheese
Balsamic Vinaigrette:
  • 2 tablespoons of dijon mustard {gluten-free}
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of dry basil
  • ¼ cup of balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat grill to medium high heat.
  2. Season ribeye with salt and pepper on both sides.
  3. Place ribeye on grill and cook each side for 5-6 minutes.
  4. Remove from grill and let sit, do not cut until you are ready to assemble salad.
  5. Make the balsamic vinaigrette, add dijon mustard, garlic clove, dry basil, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper to a bowl and whisk until combined. {sometimes I just put everything in a mason jar and shake} Set aside.
  6. Next, bring a small pot of water to a boil.
  7. Add fresh green beans cut to pot. Cook for 2-3 minutes and immediately throw in an ice bath to shock them and stop the cooking process. {this is called "blanching"}
  8. To assemble salad, pull out 4 large dishes and evenly distribute chopped romaine romaine, hardboiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, fresh green beans, walnuts or pecans, crumbled goat cheese, and chopped ribeye.
  9. Serve with homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

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Lovely comments

  1. says

    All I can say is wow!
    Just talking to my hubby yesterday about how I’m getting in a rut. Not wanting to eat as many salads because I’m tired of the salads I’m making.
    Now, I know how to switch things up! As soon as the screen loaded I was hungry. Pinning! :)
    Have a great week Krista!

    • says

      Awesome! So glad you can add this to your salad arsenal. You and the hubby will love it, it is definitely a tasty way to change things up! Thanks for the pin friend!

    • says

      haha.. I know right! All I had to tell my husband was “we are having ribeye tonight” and he was game. :) Thanks for the pin sweet lady! Have a great rest of your monday!

  2. says

    Krista, this looks amazing! I know I can get my hubby to eat a salad if there’s steak involved. The presentation is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing and pinning! Hope you’re having a good Monday!

    • says

      Totally agree on the drenching thing, I would much rather enjoy the crunch of the salad instead of a wet soggy mess. That steak was seriously awesome, totally making this one again soon. :)

  3. says

    Oh my goodness, now this is one amazing looking salad Krista! I love the sound of that balsamic vinegar and you sure know how to make steak look oh so good and juicy! I don’t usually eat red meat that much anymore but would totally want to polish off that entire plate :) Pinning!

    • says

      I don’t really either, but with all the veggies, goat cheese, pecans, and then that dressing it is seriously amazing. Thanks so much for the pin sweet friend. :)

    • says

      haha.. I am too Mike. Ribeye is one of my husbands favorite cuts, its a little to “fatty” for me but thats what you have a knife for right? Then mixed in with all the salad its just awesome. :)

    • says

      Thanks Sarah! This is one salad I love to heap up on my salad because it is just so tasty. Thanks for the pin my dear, have a great rest of the week!

    • says

      haha.. yes you do! They actually have a saying here that says “I wasn’t raised here, but got here as soon as I could. :)

      Absolutely just made ribeye healthy :)

    • says

      Agreed, ribeye always has some amazing marbling in it which is why it is sooooo good! If you have this then yes you can totally have dessert. :) How about those avocado brownies? Guilt free!

  4. Parrish (Life With The Crust Cut Off) says

    This looks so yummy!! I would love for you to come link it up at Lovely Ladies Linky! We would love to see what other deliciousness you have to share :)

  5. says

    This is one of the prettiest salads I’ve ever seen, Krista! I shared it on FB this past week and everyone was drooling over it. I’m going to have to make it for my hubby, the ultimate steak lover. And again, your photos just keep on getting better and better. ;) Hope you have a great weekend!

    • says

      Oh… thanks for sharing it Samantha, you are too sweet! Glad it was a hit too. :)

      Thanks on the photos props, means alot coming from you! :) Hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

  6. says

    Krista, this salad is just beautiful!! I could actually get my meat loving hubby to salad if I put THIS in front of him! :) Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend – pinned and will be sharing this week. Have a happy Sunday and a wonderful week!

  7. says

    Oh man. I am currently pregnant and have to forgo med-rare steak but am drooling over this right now. In fact I’m seriously considering it as my first post baby meal. That steak looks absolutely perfect. :)

    • says

      Oh.. I feel for ya girl. That was one of the harder things to “omit” while pregnant. This would totally be a great celebratory meal post baby! :) When are you due?

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