Steak Salad with Cherry Salsa

A few weeks back I shared my Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad and it’s become one of my most popular recipes of the month, and with us too. So much flavor. I love a salad that has tons of great flavor additions.

Last week I guest judged a fun event at my local Whole Foods, promoting their Cherry Chopped Fest (tons of great recipes + a pretty awesome cherry sale). They hooked me up with a ton of Cherries and I knew getting creative with them was going to be fun!

I started off with some seriously healthy Cherry Lemonade Popsicles, and decided I wanted something savory next. This cherry salsa would be awesome on top of some grilled chicken, seafood, and any other kind of meat you’d like. In the salad? They add a great sweetness and an awesome texture.


Steak Salad with Cherry Salsa

Preparation 10 min 2017-08-17T00:10:00+00:00 Cook Time 25 min 2017-08-17T00:25:00+00:00 Serves 4     adjust servings



Cherry Salsa

  • 2 cups cherries, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar


  • Lettuce
  • Caramelized onions
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Golden Raisins
  • Any other additions you'd like!


  • 1. In a bowl mix together oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon
  • 2. Pour mixture over steak and set aside
  • 3. Make cherry salsa- in a bowl combine chopped cherries, onion, and basil
  • 4. Heat balsamic in a skillet until it starts to bubble
  • 5. Add cherry mixture and mix for 1 minute until cherries soak up balsamic
  • 6. Remove, place in bowl and set aside
  • 7. In a cast iron skillet*, heat oil until hot
  • 8. Add steak and cook until desired likeness- 5-7 minutes on each side**
  • 9. Once done, remove from heat and add butter to the top
  • 10. Slice steak, assemble salad as desired, top with cherry salsa and serve

Recipe Notes

  1. *Cast iron skillet makes for a nice crisp outer layer to your steak
  2. **Cook time will depend on thickness and size of steak
  3. Top with a touch of some good balsamic vinegar

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