Grilled Steak Mango Salad Recipe with Avocado Ranch Dressing

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Grilled Steak Salad with its sweet slices of mango and rich and creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing is a hearty salad that makes a satisfying meal for even the biggest appetites. Be sure to grill extra this weekend so you can use the leftover steaks to make this easy dinner recipe even on a busy weeknight!

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Here’s the question – why would you make steak for a family of four when you can make steak for an army? Even when you are only serving dinner to the aforementioned family of four?

That’s pretty much The Hubby’s philosophy on, well, any food, but especially when he is grilling steaks.

Typical conversation…

Me: Do you want to grill steaks for dinner tonight?

Hubby: Sure, I’ll stop and pick some up on the way home.

Me: What are you thinking – flank steak, ribeye, filet mignon?

Hubby: Let me see what looks good when I get to the store.

Any guesses which he comes home with?

The correct answer is (d) all of the above. I’m not even joking.

Well, at least there is leftover steak I can use it to make steak salads!

Mixed Greens topped with leftover steak, mango and tomato slices, and avocado ranch dressing

Grilled Steak Mango Salad Recipe

This salad was actually inspired by my Avocado Ranch Dressing recipe. After tasting the dressing, I knew I had to add some mangoes and tomatoes to the salad because we love Mango Avocado Salsa.

They are perfect for color and a nice contrast in flavors and textures – the freshness and sweetness versus the richness and savoriness of the steak and dressing. It really was the perfect summertime meal.

I am sure I will be making it again anytime we have leftover steak.

Here is a brief overview so you can see just how easy it is to make. Scroll down to the printable recipe card for the full quantities and details.
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Ingredients

Steak

While you can grill some steaks just to make this salad, it’s also a great way to use up any leftover steak. The steak can be hot, room temperature, or even cold. But I do recommend thinly slicing it against the grain so that it is nice and tender with the salad.

We like to use leftover grilled flank steak or grilled flat iron steak because both are great for making nice, thin slices. But you can use whatever you love.

If it isn’t grilling season, the bit of spice in Chili Lime Steak Bites would also be delicious when paired with the rest of the ingredients.

Not in the mood for steak? Try Lemon Herb Grilled Chicken Breasts!

Lettuce

I like to serve this over tender mixed baby greens or a spring mix. If you want something more hearty and crunchy, try romaine lettuce. And arugula would add a great peppery bite. Baby spinach is another good option.

Mango

Make sure your mango gives to pressure in order to ensure that it is ripe. Then you will want to peel and slice it. A Mango Splitter makes this task much easier!

Tomato

I like to use plum tomatoes, thinly sliced. But you can use whatever you have or is the most fresh.

Avocado Ranch Dressing

For the salad dressing, you’ll need:

  • Buttermilk
  • Garlic
  • Basil
  • Honey
  • Parsley
  • Dill
  • Rosemary
  • Dried minced onion or onion powder
  • Chives
  • Avocado
  • Salt and pepper

Combine all of the salad dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Then drizzle (pour? slather?) over your salad!

Pouring Avocado Ranch Dressing over a steak salad with mango and tomato slices

Make it a meal

This leftover steak salad is filling enough to enjoy on its own and makes a great low carb dinner recipe. But maybe you want to pair it with a side dish. Try one of these:

Avocado Ranch Steak Salad with Mango on white rectangular plates

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Avocado Ranch Steak Salad with Mango on white rectangular plates
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Grilled Steak Mango Salad with Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

A hearty salad that makes a satisfying meal for even the biggest appetites. This recipe uses leftover cooked steak, but you can use any type of protein you want, or grill up a steak just for this recipe.
Prep: 15 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 3

Ingredients

  • 3 cups salad greens any variety
  • 12 oz. cooked steak, sliced thinly
  • 1 mango, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced

For the Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 leaves fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsely or 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh dill or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion or 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 9 chives
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  • Divide salad greens between plates.
  • Top with mango, tomato, and steak slices.
  • Drizzle dressing over the top.

For the Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor, and puree until smooth.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Steak Mango Salad with Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Amount Per Serving (4 oz steak)
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 71mg3%
Potassium 563mg16%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 1410IU28%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy!

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  1. This salad looks amazing….especially with that yummy steak! Thanks for coming to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope you’ll be back soon! -The Sisters

  2. 5 stars
    What a beautiful presentation for this outstanding salad. We would just love this Salad. Your recipe looks awesome. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. I definitely need to try this dressing. I’m on a dressing kick as well. I think it’s the fear of swim suit season being right around the corner. Lol. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  4. WOW, I love everything about this. I love to make my own ranch (just finished dipping some veggies in this week’s version actually) and I love leftover steak on top of salad (kinda wishing I had picked up some steak at the market this week just to be able to make a yummy steak salad – guess there is always next week). Thanks for a beautifully summer salad 🙂

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