Beef Steak Salad with Dried Cherries Recipe -
Beef Steak Salad with Dried Cherries Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Beef Steak Salad with Dried Cherries

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"Tender slices of marinated and stir-fried sirloin steak, dried cherries, pine nuts, and blue cheese are served on Boston lettuce for a memorable lunch or light supper."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    50 mins


  1. Combine dressing ingredients in medium bowl. Remove and reserve 1/3 cup; cover and refrigerate.
  2. Cut steak lengthwise in half and then crosswise into 1/8 to 1/4-inch thick strips. Add beef to remaining dressing; toss to coat. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.
  3. Remove beef from marinade; discard marinade. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1/2 of beef; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. (Do not overcook.) Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining beef.
  4. Combine lettuce and reserved dressing in large bowl; toss to coat. Arrange beef over lettuce; sprinkle with cheese, cherries and nuts, as desired. Serve immediately.
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  • Cook's Tip:┬áTo toast pine nuts or chopped walnuts, heat oven to 350 degrees F. Arrange nuts in even layer on baking pan; toast 7 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
  • This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, selenium, zinc and choline; and a good source of iron.

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Aug 31, 2013

I really liked this recipe. I changed a few things in this recipe only because it's what I had. I cut up bacon wrapped top sirloin. I had cut up romaine and green leaf lettuce so I used that in place of the Boston lettuce. I had feta cheese so I used that in place of the blue cheese. The reserved marinade I added 1 tsp sugar and 3 tsp coarse ground mustard to make a more substantial dressing. My whole family from 2-30+ loved this recipe. The flavors were great together. I recommend serving this meal deconstructed of you have picky eaters that way everyone gets a salad that they want more of.

Aug 18, 2013

We liked this. I wish the dressing were less like a marinade. I did like double dipping the meat in the flavorings.


4 Ratings

Aug 15, 2013

Delicious! For the beef steak, I used a flat iron steak that I left whole and marinated in the vinaigrette, grilled it then sliced it thinly because we like our steak on the rare side. I also used candied walnuts. My son, who doesn't care for blue cheese, subbed goat cheese on his and loved it! The vinaigrette was zesty and was perfect with the sweet dried cherries. Such a quick and healthy meal! YUM!

Aug 12, 2013

YUMMMM! So easy, and a GREAT way to feed steak to a group without breaking the budget. I had to sub hearts of romaine for Boston bibb lettuce (grocery store was out) and I used a smoked blue cheese which was delicious. All of the flavors work perfectly together, I wouldn't change a thing. My 11 year old daughter loved it too--without the blue cheese.


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  • Calories
  • 345 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.5 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 22.5 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 3.7 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 17.3 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 441 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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