Steak Salad with Creamy Herb Sauce

Well, spring has officially sprung and I know it doesn’t feel like it. So, I decided we need a good loaded salad to get us going! We need a lot of other things to get us going, but this is a pretty good start. Salads are always so fun because they are like a blank canvas. Once you have a good leafy base, you can add whatever you want depending on your mood. My mood right now, this steak salad with creamy herb sauce.

Now, the stars of this show (salad) are the steak and the herb sauce. We are keeping the seasoning on the steak pretty minimalistic by using steak seasoning and then searing in ghee. The herb sauce then adds a fresh citrusy flavor that pulls the entire salad together.

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Let’s get cooking

Let’s get cooking

STEAK SALAD WITH CREAMY HERB SAUCE

Perfectly seared ribeye paired with leafy greens, fresh vegetables and a creamy herb sauce.
Perfectly seared ribeye paired with leafy greens, fresh vegetables and a creamy herb sauce.
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:20 mins
Yields:4 SERVES
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Ingredients

  • 1/2
    cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2
    cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 5
    cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1
    small jalapeño pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1
    avocado, cut in half, divided
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4
    cup Primal Kitchen Foods olive oil
  • 1/4
  • 1/2
    cup filtered water
  • 1/2
    cup sea salt roasted cashews (use raw if you can’t find roasted cashews without peanut oil)
  • salt and pepper
  • 12
    ounce ribeye steak, room temperature
  • steak seasoning (I like primal palate steak seasoning)* SEE NOTES
  • 1
  • 1/2
    a bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut in half
  • 2
    handfuls leafy greens
  • 1
    large big boy tomato, cut into cubes
  • 1/4
    cup thinly sliced red onion

Instructions

  1. To begin, add the cilantro, parsley, garlic, jalapeño pepper, half an avocado, lime juice, olive and avocado oil and water to the large pitcher of the Nutribullet. You can use a food processor or any blender you have on hand. Cover the blender and pulse the ingredients until the cilantro, parsley and garlic are finely chopped. Now, add the cashews and contiune to pulse to combine all the ingredients and finely mince the cashews. When the sauce reaches the consistency you would like, transfer the sauce to a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Set the sauce aside for later.
  2. Now, heat a large castiron skillet over medium-high heat. Pat the steak dry using paper towels and season with a few pinches of steak seasoning on both sides. Add the ghee to the hot skillet and when it’s melted, carefull add the steak to the hot pan. Sear the steak for 3 minutes and do not move the steak until it is ready to flip after 3 minutes. Flip the steak and sear for another 3 to 4 minutes for medium rare. For rare steak, sear for 3 minutes on the first side then 2 minutes on the other. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let it rest for at least 5 minutes.
  3. While the skillet is still hot, add the asparagus to the pan and sear for about 3 minutes. Remove the asparagus from the pan and set it aside.
  4. Now, to assemble the salad, add the leafy greens to the bottom of a salad bowl or a platter. Scatter the tomato, onion and asparagus on top. Then cut the remaining half of the avocado into slices and add those to the salad.
  5. Slice the cooled steak and spread the slices on top of the salad. Serve with the herb sauce and enjoy!

Notes

You can make your own steak seasoning, try this combination (makes enough for about 10 12-ounce steaks)
  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp ground ancho chili powder (use crushed red pepper flakes if you can’t find ancho chili powder)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin

Nutrition Facts

Serves 4
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Oh my! This must taste amazing! Thank you, will make this week for sure 🙂

Absolutely transcendent. My husband is learning to cook and he made this for the two of us tonight. Easy enough for him to tackle no problem and I got to enjoy a perfect meal of all of my favorite flavors. Thank you so much for sharing. This is one of the rare few that will be going into the regular rotation.

I’m so glad Kait! Always happy to be husband approved especially when he cooks❤️

Family loved it (including two teens)! The dressing is SO flavorful, I loved it best. I added edamame to entice my 13 year old. Worked. Definite keeper! Thank you!

Family loved it (including two teens)! The dressing is SO flavorful, I loved it best. I added edamame to entice my 13 year old. Worked. Definite keeper! Thank you!

YAY!! Thank you Melissa! It’s always a pleasure to be kid approved!

In place of the cashews, can you use mayo or yogurt?

In place of the cashews? You won’t be able to replace the nuts with mayo or yogurt. You could just omit the cashew, blend the other ingredients together then stir in yogurt or mayo?