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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.
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.
Mango Avocado Steak Salad
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
- 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.
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.