cider house steak salad

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Gwendolyn Kenitzer
from Lakewood, CO

I love this salad. It really is my favorite.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Yum! This is perfect to serve for a lighter meal. Apple is the star flavor in this delicious steak salad recipe. Applesauce makes the dressing packed with flavor. And grilling apples brings out even more of their sweetness. Combined with the sweet, crunchy candied walnuts, there are many different textures making this one delightful salad.

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★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 4 to 8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For cider house steak salad

  • DRESSING
  • 3 Tbsp
    honey
  • 1/4 c
    applesauce, unsweetened
  • 3/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1/4 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 pinch
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • SALAD
  • 2 md
    apples; 1 red and 1 green
  • 1 md
    medium thick steak of your choice cut into strips or chunks
  • 1 sm
    purple or red onion; sliced very thin
  • 3 c
    chopped romain lettuce
  • 3 c
    mixed salad lettuce
  • 1 c
    large grated or small chunks of cheddar cheese
  • CANDIED WALNUTS
  • 1 c
    walnut halves or pieces
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • cinnamon

How To Make cider house steak salad

  • Toasting walnuts on a parchment lined baking sheet.
    1
    Spread walnuts on a cookie sheet sprayed very lightly with cooking spray. Sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon. Bake about 10 to 12 mins at 225 degrees. Watch so as not to burn. Cool.
  • Grilling slices of apples.
    2
    Cut apples in half and slice very thin. Grill for 1 to 1 1/2 mins per side, long enough to get grill marks. Cool.
  • Grilling steak.
    3
    Grill steak strips or whole steak to your desired temperature. Slice thin or cut into chunks.
  • Adding salad ingredients to a bowl.
    4
    Toss all salad ingredients together in a large bowl. Chill.
  • Whisking dressing in a clear bowl.
    5
    Make the dressing by whisking honey, olive oil, applesauce, and vinegar together in a small bowl. Add salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Can pour into a bottle or spoon on when serving.
  • 6
    Serve by topping the salad ingredients with the steak and sprinkling with the walnuts. Add dressing.
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