Steak Salad Recipe - With Cilantro Lime Dressing

Steak Salad

This Steak Salad is hearty enough to serve as the full meal for lunch or dinner, and has tons of flavor. 
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword steak salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 437kcal


  • 12 ounces top sirloin steak
  • 5 ounce package mixed greens
  • 2 ounces queso fresco crumbled*
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • 1 avocado cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup toasted pepitas
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro Lime Dressing


  • Start by searing the steak per these instructions for Pan Seared Steak. I have a mole seasoning I like to rub on the outside of the steak, but you can also just do salt and pepper since there's so much flavor in the salad.
  • Once the steak has been seared, let it rest for 5 minutes, then slice thinly.
  • In a large bowl, toss to combine the remaining ingredients.
  • Taste and see if it needs more dressing or any adjustments. Serve immediately.


*You can also use queso blanco or cotija cheese.


Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 278mg | Potassium: 1098mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1030IU | Vitamin C: 29.4mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 4.4mg