Farm Fresh Greek Steak Salad

Prep time: 10 minutes (+ time to marinate)
Cook time: 15-20 minutes*
Serves: 4-6

*Please note, actual cook time will vary depending on several factors, including starting temperature of the beef, thickness, desired level of doneness, and individual oven differences.

For best results, allow the meat to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.

Dressing Ingredients:

  • ¼ c. balsamic vinegar
  • ½ c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 T. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 t. Dijon mustard
  • 2 t. Italian seasoning
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Strip steak, approximately 1½” thick
  • 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large avocado, chopped
  • 1 T. fresh lemon juice
  • 4 c. mixed salad greens (or other lettuce, of choice)
  • 1 English cucumber, chopped
  • 1 c. grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ c. Kalamata olives, sliced
  • ½ c. Feta cheese, crumbled


  • In a medium bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, and Italian seasoning. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • Add the steak to a large, sealable freezer bag. Pour half of the balsamic dressing on top and seal tightly. Gently turn the bag to ensure the steak is thoroughly coated in the marinade. Marinate the steak for at least 30 minutes at room temperature (but not more than 2 hours) or place in the refrigerator overnight. Transfer the remaining half of the dressing to an airtight container and set aside until ready to use.
  • When preparing the salad, place the top oven rack in the center position and preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Turn the exhaust fan to the highest setting and heat olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over high heat. Remove steak from marinade and discard the bag. Add the steak to the hot skillet and sear on all sides, approximately 2 minutes per side.
  • Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and roast the steak to the desired level of doneness, approximately 8 minutes for medium-rare.**
    **Use an instant-read thermometer to check for doneness. When removed from the oven, the steak should be 5-10°F below the desired temp (e.g., 135°F for medium-rare). The internal temp will continue to rise while resting.
  • Remove steak from oven and transfer to plate. Cover loosely and set aside to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, toss the freshly chopped avocado with lemon juice to prevent browning. Set aside.
  • Layer the mixed salad greens, cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, olives, and avocado on a large serving platter and season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  • Once the steak is rested, slice it into thin strips and place it on top of the salad. Top with crumbled Feta cheese and serve immediately with the remaining balsamic dressing on the side. Enjoy!

Services Areas Covered

Studio City, CA, Beverly Hills, CA, Burbank, CA, Encino, CA, Glendale, CA, Los Angeles, CA, North Hollywood, CA, San Fernando, CA, Santa Monica, CA, Tarzana, CA, Toluca Lake, CA, Valley Village, CA, Van Nuys, CA, West Hollywood, CA

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