Monday, February 7, 2011

Steak and Blue Cheese Salad - Main Dish Salad

We are big fans of main dish salads and to help you lose
those holiday pounds that are still sticking around,
I thought I would create this salad.

I am using my grill pan that my daughter gave me a few years
ago to cook the steaks and the asparagus.  I seasoned them both
with olive oil and Montreal Steak Seasoning.

This salad is so wonderful with tomatoes, red onions, grilled
asparagus and mushrooms.  It is really tasty and filling.

It was just the two of us, although my teenage son came
home later and finished off the steak.

Normally I like to make my own dressing and I
am not a big fan of light dressings, but these two
from Paul Newman caught my eye and I have
loved experimenting with both of them.
(No, this is not an ad, but everyone that I have served
these dressings to wants to know what they are.)


For the dressing I mixed the Light Lime and my favorite
Ranch dressing and added Danish blue cheese.  I used
1/4 C. of each and it was the perfect combination.  The
Newman's Light Lime added such a fun punch to the

Danish blue cheese is sooo creamy.  I picked mine up at
Wal Mart. 

Try this for a great "light" main dish salad.

I will be posting this with

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. My sister, the steak lover, would probably devour this in an instant. It looks like you had a great dinner.

  2. I hadn't seen the light lime dressing, I do love the Newman dressings for salads and marinades. We have two filets in the freezer waiting for this recipe, thanks so much for sharing!

  3. I have all the ingredients for this, even a little leftover grilled steak from yesterday, just enough for two. Tomorrow is an extra busy day and I'm making this delicious always thanks!

  4. YUMMY looking salad! And sooooooooo very glad to hear that someone other than me has a few Holiday Pounds to loose! I think I will try this soon! Also, I wanted to tell you I did try your raspberry bread pudding the other night wehn we had company over to play cards. YUMO!!! I did sprinkle a few chocolate chips over the raspberries just for a little coco punch. Thanks for sharing. And we subsituted vanilla ice cream for the vanilla sauce. Melted on that warm pudding & became it's own vanilla sauce without the work! HUGS!

  5. i love a steak salad! thanks for the idea for the dressing, I'll try it later this week!

  6. What a fabulous recipe! I must try those salad dressings ... thanks for the tips!

  7. I love salad as a main dish. There are so many variations. This sounds healthy and filling. The steaks look juicy and tender too!

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  9. That really does look good. I love beef and blue cheese together, well, I love them separately too....what a great salad to add to my repertoire. Joni

  10. That really does look good. I love beef and blue cheese together, well, I love them separately too....what a great salad to add to my repertoire. Joni

  11. I still can't find the Newman's light lime. But when I do I will try this. YUMMY!

  12. I love this salad. It's a regular on our summer menu.
    Yours looks delicious!

  13. I love this recipe! my husband will go crazy for the steak and I will love the salad...perfect for all of us!

  14. I had dessert first so now I'm ready for the salad. ;-)
    Yummy! I think I want to start taking meals at Purple chocolate Home. ~ Sarah

  15. The Steak and Blue Cheese Salad sounds wonderful!! I want to serve it very soon! Thanks for sharing!

  16. I would have never thought of mixing lime dressing with ranch and cheese. You are SOOOO creative. Thanks for sharing.

  17. I love main dish salads too. Yours looks so yummy. I'm off to take the "tour" of your amazing kitchen--saw the link on your sidebar. :) I'm visiting from Tasty Tuesday. Hope you'll stop by my blog to say hi. :)

  18. Yum! This looks and sounds delish! Love main dish salads!! :) thank you for sharing!

  19. I love Newsman's Own Light Balsamic Dressing but I've never tried the others. I love how you dressed up that dressing for the steak salad. I know we would love it. We're loving salads and low carb dinners these days.

  20. I could really live on these kinds of salads! Come see me and enter our jewelry giveaway. xx's

  21. Hmmmmm, looks wonderful! Thanks for the suggestions re: salad dressings. I rarely use a dressing but I so enjoy having them for family and friends to try. Now I'm hungry! :-)


  22. What a fabulous salad! I know that my husband will just love it! Kerri

  23. Main dish salads are the best. You've given me a great idea for our dinner tomorrow.


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