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Steak and Avocado Salad

Steak and Avocado Salad

  • Author: Nicole | Fresh Apron
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


Steak and Avocado Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette is simple and refreshing. A bed of greens is topped with perfectly grilled steak, creamy avocado, red onions, and feta cheese. Then it's drizzled with a tangy and flavorful cilantro lime vinaigrette.



Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, large stems removed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt, to taste

For the Salad

  • 1 pound strip steak
  • 6 cups crispy baby green leaf lettuce or romaine
  • 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • salt and pepper
  • crushed red pepper, optional


  1. Season the steak. Generously season the steak on both sides with salt and pepper. Set aside, about 15 minutes, at room temperature. 
  2. Prepare the dressing. Place the cilantro, garlic clove, lime juice, and honey in a small food processor or blender. Season with sea salt. Pulse to combine. Slowly pour in the olive oil and process until smooth and combined. Set aside.
  3. Grill the steak. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill the steak for 3-5 minutes on each side until desired doneness. Let rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.
  4. Assemble the salad. While the steak rests, assemble the salad. Divide the lettuce among 4 plates. Top each with avocado, red onion, and feta. Cut the steak into thin slices and divide among the salad plates.
  5. Serve. Drizzle with cilantro lime vinaigrette. Season with crushed red pepper, if desired.


If you don't have a small food processor or blender, you can simply finely chop the cilantro and garlic. Then whisk all the vinaigrette ingredients together in a bowl until combined.

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