Steak Salad With Avocado Lime Dressing

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Even dinner salad skeptics will fall for this steak salad with creamy avocado dressing. Sear your steak on the stove or take it al fresco and fire up the grill. Can you tell we are excited about grilling season?

For more steak salads inspo, watch how to make our delicious Reverse Sear Strip Steak Seasonal Salad.

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Serves or Makes: serves 4

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  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 medium avocados, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Juice of 1 lime


  • Step 1

    Heat a griddle pan to high and season steak with salt + pepper. Sear steak for 3-5 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and rest while preparing the rest of the salad.

  • Step 2

    Submerge the red onion in half of the lime juice with honey and set aside.

  • Step 3

    Use an immersion blender to purée one avocado, garlic, lime juice and a pinch of salt. Add olive oil or water to reach desired consistency. Set aside.

  • Step 4

    Arrange the spinach, cilantro, remaining avocado (sliced) on a platter. Sprinkle onions over the greens. Slice the steak thinly against the grain and place on top of your salad. Drizzle with the dressing.