Steak & Blue Cheese Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Steak & Blue Cheese Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Well this FAV! Salad of the Month post is brought to you by the letter “B”…
I can’t remember what specific blog, magazine, cooking show, etc. this salad was inspired by. I was introduced to the idea of blueberries and beef in a WAY old cookbook I have with regional American recipes. There is a Native American inspired stew recipe from the Northeast Region (or so the book says.) I remember thinking at the time, “wow, that’s a little weird!” … and then, all these blueberry beef salad dishes starting showing up a few months ago and I figured those folks must be on to something. So I played around a bit, came up with my own dressing recipe and viola!
Hope you enjoy!

(Oh… and I posted some other similar recipes below, check ’em out!)

Recipe: Steak & Blue Cheese Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Summary: A great recipe for leftover flank steak


  • Left over flank steak, cut into bite size pieces
  • Blue cheese crumbled – to taste, some like a lot… some like a little… I like A LOT!
  • Baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, fresh is better, frozen will do
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Salt and Cracked Pepper to taste… the cheese is pretty salty and I like a lot of pepper with the steak


  1. Note – when I grill flank steak, I make a double batch and use the steak during the week for this salad.
  2. I make each salad in an individual bowl…
  3. Throw in some spinach
  4. Toss on the steak
  5. Put the cheese on top
  6. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a blender or magic bullet
  7. Add as much dressing as you want – this makes 4-5 servings of dressing.


You can add some extra fresh blueberries to the salad if you have them on hand.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)
Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

Other blueberry & beef recipes you might enjoy:

blueberry abstractCreative Commons License Andrea.Pacheco via Compfight