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.

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Steak Salad with Cherry Salsa

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 25 min Yields 4

Ingredients

    Steak

    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

    Toppings

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

    Directions

    • 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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    Steak Salad with Cherry Salsa

    Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 25 min Yields 4

    Ingredients

      Steak

      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

      Toppings

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

      Directions

      • 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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      There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my privacy policy for more information about this, the information we save, and more!

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