Top Sirloin Steak Salad

I actually did this meal for my family when they came to dinner one night. I did this awesome steak salad with three-cheese spinach ravioli with sundried tomatoes, walnuts and butter sauce {recipe for the ravioli will be in the next post}. I bought a loaf of french bread from the grocery store, and all of a sudden I had this amazing meal sitting on my table that impressed everyone! I even cooked half the steak medium-rare {which is the way it should be done}, and the other half well-done...just for my Mom! It was SO good! I am a big salad lover and love all kinds. I also love pasta and ravioli, however, I gotta have my meat somewhere in there! The vinaigrette is also homemade and I have included a recipe for that as well. Vinaigrettes are so easy to make at home! The rule of thumb for a basic vinaigrette is one part vinegar to three parts oil with salt and pepper to taste. That is the recipe for a basic vinaigrette but you can add whatever you want and experiment with different flavors to make your own different types of vinaigrettes. Remember that you want to a use a good vinegar such as a wine, rice or balsamic vinegar. Always taste as you season.  Some common ingredients found in a vinaigrette can include: lemon/lime juice, mustards, honey, paprika, orange juice, basil, jams, maple syrup, onion, shallots and more. The possibilities are endless really. I almost always use a white wine vinegar in my vinaigrette, however, I figured with the steak being the main attraction, I would try red wine instead. I was not disappointed.

Top Sirloin Steak Salad
Prep: 15 min. ~ Cook: 10 min. Total: 25 min. ~ Serves: 4-5

For salad:
4 cups baby spinach
1/2 head of Romaine lettuce, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 head of red-rimmed butter lettuce, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 red onion, sliced thinly into half rings oil
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
4 oz. Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
2 top sirloin steaks, grilled and cooled

For vinaigrette:
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 1/2 cups olive oil
4 Tbsp lemon juice
3 tsp. honey
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

In a bowl, whisk together all ingredients for vinaigrette. Refrigerate "til ready to use.

In a large mixing bowl, combine lettuces, spinach, onion, tomatoes and half of the cheese. Toss ingredients with enough of the vinaigrette to coat. Arrange on a serving platter.

Slice the steaks against the grain in thin slices. Arrange on top of the salad. Sprinkle remaining cheese and drizzle more vinaigrette over the entire salad and serve.



  1. Wow that sirloin looks so good! What a wonderful presentation too!

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  3. I just ate lunch but you're making me soooo hungry! This all looks amazing!

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