Creamy Avocado Steak Salad

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Creamy Avocado Steak Salad – a protein packed, creamy and delicious salad that is perfect to use up leftover steak! 

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bowl of steak, capers, tomatoes, olives, cheese, and lettuce with green dressing

Easy Creamy Avocado Steak Salad

While I was on a recent trip in Europe (which was AMAZING, and full of delicious food) I was talking to my husband back at home, just asking how everything was going. He was letting me know how everything with the kids was going well, and how things were good at home – when he dropped a bombshell on me. Here I was, stuffing my face full of carbs and sugar – and he reveals that since starting a slow carb diet he was down a pant size.

This was literal moments after I pretty much cried putting my jeans on…. vacation body in full effect. I knew then I needed to step it up a bit when I got back home – and get back into the groove with healthy food that wouldn’t be boring. This Creamy Avocado Steak Salad is anything but!

Since coming home, I’ve been really trying to get back on track and get back into a fresh and healthy diet with him, and it has been going great!

While I will always love wandering around new cities and eating tons of delicious food, at home (and when not also walking several miles a day while touring around a city), I feel SO much better if I eat low-carb and emphasize fresh, healthy proteins.

bowl of steak, capers, tomatoes, olives, cheese, and lettuce with green dressing

How to Make Steak Salad

First assemble the following ingredients:

  • Steak (4-6 ounces) – Juicy and tender, cooked steak adds a rich, savory flavor and satisfying protein punch to the salad.
  • Kalamata olives (1 tbsp) – These deep purple olives bring a briny, rich flavor that contrasts beautifully with the creamy avocado.
  • Capers (1/2 tsp) – Tiny but mighty, capers offer a tangy lemony flavor that brightens the overall taste of the salad.
  • Cherry tomatoes (1/2 cup) – Bursting with sweetness and juiciness, cherry tomatoes add a pop of color and a fresh, vibrant flavor.
  • Feta (1/4 cup) – Crumbly and tangy, feta cheese introduces a creamy texture and a salty kick that complements the salad’s ingredients.
  • Olive oil (1/4 cup) – A drizzle of olive oil provides a smooth, fruity base for the dressing, enhancing the salad with its rich mouthfeel.
  • Fresh lemon juice (1/4 cup) – Fresh lemon juice adds a zesty, refreshing acidity that balances the creaminess of the avocado and feta.
  • Champagne vinegar (2 tbsp) – With its delicate and slightly sweet profile, champagne vinegar lends a unique brightness to the dressing.
  • Italian seasonings (1 tbsp) – A blend of Italian seasonings brings together aromatic herbs that infuse the salad with a touch of the Mediterranean.
  • Avocado (1) – Creamy and buttery, avocado not only adds luxurious texture but also healthy fats, making the salad more satisfying and nutritious.

Use this Method

Make Dressing. In a blender combine all the dressing ingredients till spoon.

Combine. Combine the salad and drizzle with dressing.

bowl of steak, capers, tomatoes, olives, cheese, and lettuce with green dressing

Tips and Tricks for Making Creamy Avocado Steak Salad

Add Nuts or Seeds: Toasted nuts or seeds like almonds, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds add texture and a nutty flavor.

Use a Flavorful Dressing: Whether it’s a homemade vinaigrette or a creamy blue cheese dressing, choose something that complements the flavors of your salad and steak.

Incorporate Fresh Herbs: Fresh herbs like basil, cilantro, or parsley can add a burst of freshness and elevate the overall flavor profile.

Balance Your Plate: Consider the balance of flavors and textures in your salad. Aim for a harmony between savory, sweet, acidic, and creamy elements.

Dress Smart: Dress the greens lightly with the dressing before adding the steak to ensure even coating without making the salad soggy.

Warm Steak or Cold: Depending on your preference, you can add the steak warm directly after slicing it (ensuring a nice contrast with the cool salad) or let it cool to room temperature.

Slicing the Steak: Cut the steak against the grain into thin slices to ensure it’s easy to eat and maximizes tenderness.

Season to Finish: After assembling your salad, give it a final taste and adjust the seasoning with a bit more salt, pepper, or dressing, if needed.

Use Fresh Greens: A mix of fresh greens like arugula, spinach, and romaine adds texture and flavor variety. Ensure they’re washed and dried thoroughly.

Incorporate Color and Crunch: Add vibrant veggies like cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions. For a crunch, consider quick-pickled vegetables or crispy shallots.

Add a Sweet Element: Fruit components like sliced pears, apples, or a handful of berries can offer a refreshing contrast to the savory steak.

Don’t Forget the Cheese: Crumbled goat cheese, shaved Parmesan, or chunks of blue cheese add creaminess and depth.


What type of steak is best for a steak salad?

For a steak salad, you want a cut that is flavorful and can be cooked to be tender. Popular choices include ribeye, sirloin, flank, or skirt steak. These cuts offer a great balance of flavor and tenderness, perfect for slicing thin and adding to a salad.

How should the steak be cooked for the salad?

Ideally, the steak should be cooked to medium-rare or medium, depending on personal preference, to ensure it remains tender and juicy. Let the steak rest for about 5-10 minutes after cooking before slicing it against the grain for the best texture.

Can the salad be made ahead of time?

You can prepare components of the salad ahead of time, like washing and drying the greens or making the dressing. However, for the best taste and texture, it’s recommended to slice the avocado and cook the steak just before serving to prevent the avocado from browning and to enjoy the steak warm.

What additional ingredients can I add to the salad?

To add texture and flavor, consider including cherry tomatoes, red onions, cucumber, corn, roasted bell peppers, or nuts like almonds or walnuts. Cheese such as feta or goat cheese can also enhance the salad with a creamy tang.

How can I make the salad dressing creamy without adding too many calories?

For a lighter creamy dressing, blend part of the avocado with yogurt, lime juice, garlic, and herbs.

Is it possible to make this salad vegetarian or vegan?

Yes, you can substitute the steak with grilled portobello mushrooms, tempeh, or a hearty plant-based protein alternative. Use dairy-free yogurt or omit cheese for a vegan version of the dressing if needed.

How should I serve the salad?

Serve the salad on a large platter or in a bowl, layering the greens with slices of steak and avocado on top. Drizzle with the dressing just before serving, and offer extra dressing on the side for guests to add to their liking.

bowl of steak, capers, tomatoes, olives, cheese, and lettuce with green dressing

What To Enjoy with Steak Salad

Grilled Vegetables:

  • Charred corn on the cob or grilled zucchini slices can add a smoky flavor that pairs well with the creamy avocado and savory steak. Try grilled carrots!
  • Grilled cherry tomatoes provide a burst of sweetness and acidity.


  • Warm, crusty ciabatta bread, perfect for dipping into the dressing or assembling small bites with steak and avocado. Try delicious focaccia!
  • Garlic breadsticks for a flavorful crunch that complements the creaminess of the avocado.

Starchy Sides:

  • Sweet potato fries, lightly seasoned and baked until crispy, offer a sweet and savory contrast to the salad.
  • Quinoa or couscous salad with lemon vinaigrette can serve as a light, refreshing side that doesn’t overpower the main dish.

Beverage Pairings:

  • A light, crisp white wine like Sauvignon Blanc complements the freshness of the avocado and the richness of the steak.
  • For red wine lovers, a Merlot with its soft, fruity profile can balance the salad’s flavors without overwhelming them.
  • Sparkling water with a slice of lemon or lime for a refreshing non-alcoholic option.


  • Lemon sorbet for a light, refreshing palate cleanser after the meal.
  • Chocolate mousse with a hint of sea salt to contrast the creamy avocado and add a luxurious end to the dining experience. Or try my favorite silky chocolate tart!

Try a bowl of soup with your salad:

bowl of steak, capers, tomatoes, olives, cheese, and lettuce with green dressing

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A bowl filled with sliced beef, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, lentils, cauliflower rice, and a dollop of creamy avocado sauce.

Creamy Avocado Steak Salad

This delicious creamy avocado steak salad is packed with crunchy salad, capers, juicy tomatoes, tender steak, and creamy avocado dressing.
Course Salads
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado, beef salad, healthy, lunch, main dish, meal prep, salad, steak salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 588kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell


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  • 4-6 ounces steak sliced thin
  • 1 tbsp kalamata olives
  • ½ tsp capers
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup feta

For the dressing:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp champagne vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasonings
  • 1 avocado


  • Assemble salad.
  • In a small food processor or blender, add dressing ingredients and blend until smooth. If too thick, add additional olive oil.
  • Drizzle over salad.
  • Toss and serve.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 588kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 94g | Fat: 110g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 65g | Cholesterol: 346mg | Sodium: 403mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 3g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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