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Mango Avocado Steak Salad

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This mango avocado steak salad is the best way to eat steak! It’s such a delicious, refreshing combination of flavors.

This mango avocado steak salad is one of my favorite healthy dinner recipes. I always request it on special occasions when I'm not cooking!

On Mother’s Day, when I can ask for any dinner I want, this is what I request. Every single year.

We don’t eat a lot of red meat in our house, but when we do, this mango avocado steak salad is my favorite way to eat it.

Instead of steaks for everyone, we get one high-quality sirloin steak, grill it, and serve it sliced on a big mound of salad. The light citrus dressing is perfect, and the mango gives this salad a sweet touch. This recipe is one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations.

Try some of these other entree salads for a delicious, healthy dinner: spring cobb salad, vegetarian chef’s salad, and avocado quinoa salad.

Mango Avocado Steak Salad

This mango avocado steak salad is the best way to eat steak!
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Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:25 mins

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 1 lb. sirloin steak
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 4-5 large spinach leaves
  • 3 scallions
  • 1 red pepper sliced in strips
  • 1 mango sliced in strips
  • 1 avocado sliced in strips
  • 2 tsp. sesame seeds

For the Dressing

  • 1 tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 tbs. lime juice
  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tbs. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Instructions

  • Grill the steak to your liking. Depending on thickness, it should take about 5 minutes per side to achieve a medium-rare steak.
  • Let the steak cool, and then slice it into thin strips.
  • Wash and chop the lettuce and spinach. Place them in a large salad bowl.
  • Add the chopped scallions and the sliced red pepper, mango, and avocado. Place the sliced steak on top.
  • Mix the dressing ingredients together. Dress the salad just before serving, and sprinkle each portion with a half teaspoon of sesame seeds.

Nutrition

Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 915mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 3098IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 3mg
Servings: 4
Calories: 376kcal
Cost: $3.78 per serving

Mango Avocado Steak Salad Price Breakdown

This mango avocado steak salad is a big splurge in my house, although it would cost a lot more for us to serve up four steaks instead of one. The total cost of this meal is $15.13, with the steak accounting for more than half of that price tag. This salad yields 4 adult-sized portions, and each portion costs $3.78.

I could have bought a cheaper steak and saved some money, but this is an area where I think it pays to buy the highest-quality food. It’s a lot cheaper to have a meal like this on a special occasion than to go out to a restaurant. And at a restaurant, I wouldn’t have been able to order this very salad, which was exactly what I wanted on Mother’s Day!

Adapted from Real Simple.

Note: This post was originally published in 2012, and it was updated in 2019.

16 Comments

  1. Dinner salads are a staple at our house, and we are always looking for new inspiration. This looks absolutely delicious – mango and avocado are such a great combo!

  2. Annemarie,
    I attended a local foods summit in the fall, and the keynote speaker was a guy from the Ohio State Extension service. He started off his talk by holding up a mango, asking folks if they knew what it was, and explaining why he will never be a purely local eater. He loves mangos too much (and they don’t grow in Ohio).
    My daughter asked for ‘steak and cake’ for her birthday and we grilled a bunch of steak–now we’re enjoying the meat in other dishes, and this looks like a great one to add to our repertoire!
    Thanks!

  3. This looks delicious! Love the flavor combinations, so good! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with Summer Salad Sundays! I’ll be hosting every week through summer so I’d love to see you again with your next salad recipe.

  4. Mangos go so well with so many different foods, are so versatile and lend a little brightness to every meal. Nice.

  5. That salad looks like it has just the right amount of steak, and I bet the mango really put it over the top! I’m glad you chose quality over quantity, what an awesome treat! 😀

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