Steak and Sweet Pepper Salad

Summertime salads are delicious, especially when they call for fresh vegetables. This salad uses fresh spinach, sweet peppers, cucumber, red onion and steak, then is topped with a simple mustard vinaigrette! What’s not to love?

Steak and Sweet Pepper Salad | Summertime salads are delicious, especially when they call for all kinds of fresh vegetables. This salad calls for fresh spinach, sweet peppers, cucumber, red onion and steak, then is topped with a simple mustard vinaigrette! What's not to love?

Grilled meat lovers, listen up.


Yes, I realize that’s maybe a strange statement to make, especially when I’m clearly writing a post about salad, but I think this is something you need to hear. Especially if you’re like my family.

You following me now? Mmmkay.

If you’re anything like my family, chances are you sometimes have leftover steak after a night of grilling. And if you’re anything like us, you’re unsure what to do with said leftover steak.

You don’t want to toss it, but you don’t necessarily want to have steak and eggs every morning after grilling, especially if your steak was already cooked through a little too much. (Yeah, that totally happens. Please tell me it’s not just us.)

 Steak and Sweet Pepper Salad | Summertime salads are delicious, especially when they call for all kinds of fresh vegetables. This salad calls for fresh spinach, sweet peppers, cucumber, red onion and steak, then is topped with a simple mustard vinaigrette! What's not to love?

I’ve got a game changer of a recipe for y’all today, and we have my mother-in-law to thank for it. When she was visiting recently, she mentioned she loves to add leftover steak to salad the next day.

So that’s what I did.

I chopped up some fresh veggies — spinach, sweet peppers, cucumber, red onion — and made a simple vinaigrette to toss them in. Once the vegetables were lightly coated in the vinaigrette, I added the steak, which I let come to room temperature.

Steak and Sweet Pepper Salad | Summertime salads are delicious, especially when they call for all kinds of fresh vegetables. This salad calls for fresh spinach, sweet peppers, cucumber, red onion and steak, then is topped with a simple mustard vinaigrette! What's not to love?

This is a super simple and delicious “recipe” — can we actually call it a recipe? — and it is perfect for the summertime. Especially if you’ve got a ton of fresh veggies and some leftover steak on hand. Which you are bound to have at least once during the season.

Here’s how I made it:

Steak and Sweet Pepper Salad

Ingredients

    Salad
  • Leftover (or freshly cooked) steak, at room temperature and sliced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup English cucumber
  • Vinaigrette
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a mason jar, prepare the vinaigrette. Measure out the ingredients, then top with the lid, shaking until combined. Set aside.
  2. Assemble the salad: In a large bowl, add the spinach, bell peppers, red onion and cucumber.
  3. Toss with the vinaigrette (as much or as little as you'd like), then top with the cooked steak.
  4. Enjoy immediately.
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What do you normally use leftover steak to make?

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Erin is a professional photographer and social media manager who has a penchant for baking and cooking. She discovered her love of all things in the kitchen during her collegiate years when she missed being able to cook her own meals, and as soon as she moved off campus, she began playing with her food... and has been doing so ever since. On her blog, The Speckled Palate, she shares tried and true favorite recipes from her kitchen, as well as new faves, as she creates new dishes and tinkers her way through some well-loved cookbooks.

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