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Grilled Steak and Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Hey friends – I’m excited to share another grilling recipe with you today as part of my ongoing partnership with ALDI! As you guys know, we love grilling in summer, and our latest favorite recipe is this Grilled Steak and Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette. Fruity salads are so perfect for summer, right?!

grilled steak and strawberry salad recipe

This sweet and savory salad makes for a great light but filling summer meal. Matt and I made it for a bunch of friends recently and we really enjoyed the fresh summery flavors – and how simple it was to scale up/make for a crowd!

You can also make most of this recipe ahead of time, which makes it nice for entertaining. You do have the active grill time, but the salad base, the marinade, and vinaigrette can all be done before your guests arrive!

grilled steak and strawberry salad recipe

Speaking of the salad dressing – it’s especially fun because it has strawberries blended right into it! This adds a nice tart and summery flavor while also making the vinaigrette pink. :)

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strawberry vinaigrette

Even though this meal looks fancy, it’s actually really easy to throw together! And thanks to ALDI, all the ingredients are affordable and high-quality, too. We are especially loving their SimplyNature Organic Quinoa lately – we always have a couple bags of it on hand in the pantry! (Here’s the ALDI store locator to find one near you.)

steak and strawberry salad ingredients how to make

Just toss the marinade ingredients and steak into a dish or plastic bag and let it rest while you pop all the vinaigrette ingredients into a blender and prep the salad ingredients.

When it’s go time, grill the steak for 5-7 minutes per side and then grill the strawberries while you let the steak rest.

grilled steak for strawberry salad

Toss it all together in a bowl, et voila, a gorgeous summer meal!

steak and strawberry salad

Here’s the full recipe:

Serves 4     adjust servings

Grilled Steak and Strawberry Salad

Prep Time 20 minutes Prep Time
Cook Time 20 minutes Cook Time
Total Time 40 mins Total Time

Ingredients

For the Steak

  • 2 lb USDA Choice Black Angus Ribeye, trimmed
  • 2 tbsp SimplyNature Organic Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp SimplyNature Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • pinch of Stonemill Salt and Pepper

For the Strawberry Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup diced strawberries
  • 2 tbsp SimplyNature Organic Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp SimplyNature Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or crushed
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • pinch of Stonemill Salt and Pepper

For the Salad

  • 1.5 cups halved strawberries
  • 1 cup SimplyNature Organic Quinoa, cooked according to package directions (or ~2 cups leftover cooked quinoa)
  • 5 oz SimplyNature Organic Baby Spinach & Arugula Mix
  • 2 oz Happy Farms Garlic & Herb Goat Cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • Carlini Cooking Spray

Instructions

  1. Trim the ribeye steak of excess fat around the edges and place in a shallow dish or plastic bag. Add the remaining steak marinade ingredients and massage to coat the steak. Allow to marinate for up to 30 minutes (don't let it sit for much longer, or the acid in the vinegar will start to "cook" the steak).
  2. While the steak is marinating, heat a grill over medium-high heat, prepare the salad dressing, and cook the quinoa according to package directions (unless using leftover cooked quinoa). 
  3. For the dressing, place all dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth or place ingredients in a jar and blend with an immersion blender until smooth. Set dressing aside.
  4. When the grill is hot, remove the steak from the marinade and place on the grill. Grill for 5-7 minutes per side for medium-rare (remove from the grill when a thermometer inserted into the middle of the steak reads 140 degrees). Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes, then slice thinly. 
  5. While the steak is resting, thread the halved strawberries onto skewers with the cut sides all facing the same direction. Spray the cut sides with cooking spray and place the strawberries cut side down on the grill. Grill for 30-60 seconds, just until grill marks appear (don't grill the strawberries too long, or they'll fall apart on you!). 
  6. To assemble the salads, divide the baby spinach and arugula between four bowls. Top with the cooked quinoa, sliced steak, grilled strawberries, crumbled garlic & herb goat cheese, and sliced red onion. Drizzle with the strawberry vinaigrette and serve!

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Recipe Notes

Thank you to ALDI for sponsoring this post! Check ALDI out on their healthy living page and FacebookPinterestTwitter, and Instagram for more affordable, better-for-you recipe inspiration!

I hope you enjoy this summer grilling recipe as much as we did! Want more ALDI-themed recipes? Check these out:

Comments

  1. 1
    Roadrunner says:

    That looks absolutely delicious!

  2. 2

    Beautiful photos!

  3. 3

    I love making homemade vinaigrette dressings, and I have a recipe on my site using fresh strawberries too in the dressing. SO GOOD. :)

  4. 5

    Wow, this looks & sounds incredible!! I imagine the marinade would work quite well on pork too, so I hope that Matt & I can enjoy with both steak & pork soon. 😋

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