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I don’t know ONE person over the age of 35 who actually looks forward to prancing around the beach in their swimsuit. They stick to your skin when wet. They take forever to dry. They accentuate your blubbery parts from one too many brownies. Swimsuit designers must be laughing their way to the bank because $100 for a piece of clothing that’s smaller than your kids’ socks … Pleeeeeeese! And still, we do it. We stomach the undressing in front of complete strangers, but once we get over those initial 2 minutes and let the sound of the waves comfort us, we remember why we put ourselves through the torture. That’s why Steak Salad with Low Calorie Blue Cheese Dressing is a must around here … because I have a swimsuit I have to get into. Gulp!
Steak. Oh steak. I’m not much of a carnivore, but the hubs and our Little Red are big meat eaters. MEN! I can appreciate a good piece of steak though. You see that crust around the fat? That’s called magic. Crusty, deliciousness, full of flavor. I love freshly cracked pepper on my steak. You can grill it, but this piece of meat was cooked in a grill pan. Before assembling your Steak Salad with Low Calorie Blue Cheese Dressing, let the meat rest a few minutes, or you will lose all the yummy juices. You can’t have that!
This isn’t your typical blue cheese dressing. The Greek Yogurt and Light Mayonnaise bring the calories WAY down. To distract from the tangy Greek Yogurt or the mayo taste, I added some cayenne and sweet red peppers. Then blended it all up in the food processor. If you want more texture to your dressing, mix gently with a spoon in a big bowl. Hope you enjoy!
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Steak Salad with Low Calorie Blue Cheese Dressing
- 2 boneless ribeye steaks- thinly sliced
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 head of lettuce chopped
- Any additional veggies
- For the Low Calorie Blue Cheese Dressing:
- 4 ounces of blue cheese crumbles
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- 1 grilled red pepper charred and peeled, or 1 jar red peppers (drained)
- 1 tablespoon chives chopped
- ¼ cup greek yogurt
- ¼ cup light mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- pinch of cayenne
- Season the steak with salt and pepper.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or to desired doneness.
- Let rest before slicing.
- For the blue cheese dressing:
- Put all the ingredients in the food processor and pulse. Or, mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
- On a plate, add lettuce, veggies, and steak. Drizzle with dressing.
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yum! i love a good steak salad!
Me too! I wish I had this for dinner tonight.
Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife
Love steak salads! The low cal blue cheese dressing looks like a fantastic complement to the salad, too. Yum!
They are so yummy together!
Yummm!!! This looks amazing!! I have to make it!!
Hope you enjoy it! 🙂
My husband loves the pairing of steak and blue cheese. I think having it in this salad with low calorie dressing would be a nice change.
My husband does too, and he loves this recipe!
Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
THIS.LOOKS.PERFECT. Absolutely perfect. I would order a salad like this at a restaurant any day – but loving this version I can make from home!
Thank you. Hope you enjoy. 🙂
We ate out yesterday for our daughters birthday and I almost ordered a steak salad but, now I’m glad I didn’t. Because I can make your recipe! Looks so delicious!! & we love a good blue cheese dressing, bonus yours is low calorie!! Pinned so I can make it later.
Hope you enjoy the recipe! 🙂
Steak salad sound delicious! What a great idea to use blue cheese dressing!
I love the blue cheese dressing. Thank you!
Healthy and delicious.
Yes! Thank you!
I love salad and I love steak and it seems like bleu cheese would be exactly the thing to tie them together! Pinned it.
Yes, it’s a match made in delicious heaven. Thank you!
This looks AHmazing! I definitely want to try this 🙂
You so should! It’s delicious. 🙂
Cathy @ Our Mini Family
I could totally go for a steak salad right now!! This looks so darn good!
I could go for a steak salad too. 🙂 Thank you!
This salad looks divine! I love the combination of steak and blue cheese.
It was so yummy. Thank you!
Swimsuits, oh please no! If I do not fit, I move on and that’s it! At least I want to make sure that I fit on the one I have from the previous year. As for your salad, it looks delicious. I love pairing my steak with salad so this is the perfect combo for me. Time to try it. Thank you!
My swimsuit from last year somehow ended up in the dryer. Ruined it completely! I’m in the middle of buying a new one. It’s quite the adventure. Lol. Hope you enjoy the salad. 🙂