Filed Under: Easy | Grilling | Main Dish | Meat | Salad | Weeknight

Easy Grilled Steak Salad

Recipe By Tessa Arias
January 13th, 2014

This Easy Grilled Steak Salad recipe is super fresh, flavorful, and simple and bound to become a new favorite!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

This post is sponsored by STAR Fine Foods. All opinions provided are my own.

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Fresh, garlicky, and cheesy with that distinct savory steak flavor. The dressing is reminiscent of Caesar dressing actually, but much easier.
Texture: The steak is tender and satisfying while the salad is full of crisp and juicy textures.
Ease: As the name suggests, this recipe is easy! The STAR Grilling Oil makes easy work of the marinade and dressing.
Appearance: I love how fresh and tasty this dish looks.
Pros: Easy, fresh, flavorful.
Cons: None.
Would I make this again? Oh yes! I might try using some of the other STAR Cuisine Oils in this recipe.

STAR Fine Foods recently sent me a fun package with their new Cuisine Cooking Oils, which come in a variety of flavors all made in part with olive oil.

In fact, each flavor has earned the ChefsBest® Excellence Award, so you know they taste great. STAR asked me to create a recipe based around the Grilling Cuisine Oil, which features a garlic flavor that goes great on meats and salads. I immediately thought to create a steak salad recipe which is when this easy grilled steak salad was born. It’s fresh, flavorful, and best of all, easy! The grilling oil makes it easy to pack in big flavor with little work. Love!

Easy Steak Salad

How to make
Easy Grilled Steak Salad

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Marinating time 8 hours
This Easy Grilled Steak Salad recipe is super fresh, flavorful, and simple and bound to become a new favorite!


For the steak:

  • 1/4 cup STAR Grilling (Garlic) Cuisine Cooking Oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the dressing:

  • 6 tablespoons STAR Grilling (Garlic) Cuisine Cooking Oil
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the salad:

  • 2 hearts of romaine lettuce, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 12 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved


For the steak:

  1. In a small dish or plastic bag, combine the oil, lemon juice, onion powder, and steak, making sure the steak is well coated. Cover the dish or close the bag and marinade in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours, or up to 24 hours. After marinating, season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat (450°F to 500°F). Grill the steak with the lid closed as much as possible, until the meat is slightly charred, and is medium-rare inside with an internal temperature of 135°F, about 5 minutes per side depending on the thickness of the steak. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice across the grain.

For the dressing:

  1. Meanwhile, combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk vigorously until emulsified. You can also combine the dressing ingredients in a small mason jar and shake well until emulsified. Use immediately or store in the fridge for up to a week. Bring the dressing to room temperature and whisk or shake to re-emulsify.

To serve:

  1. Combine all the salad ingredients. Toss with the dressing. Divide between four plates. Divide steak slices among plates. Serve.

Recipe Notes

The steak can easily be cooked on an indoor grill or grill pan.
by Tessa of Handle the Heat for STAR Fine Foods
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness — January 13, 2014 at 5:07 am

    I love using my grill pan in the winter months and this looks like a perfect way to do so! Anything with the words “easy” and “steak” in it is so up my alley!

  2. #
    Gaby — January 13, 2014 at 8:59 am

    That is a gorgeous salad, the steak sounds so flavorful and delicious!

  3. #
    cassie — January 13, 2014 at 9:19 am

    I love a good steak salad. This looks wonderful!

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