Sirloin Steak Salad with Fresh Mozzarella and Roasted Vegetables

Briana

Briana

Last updated on July 30th, 2020

This Sirloin Steak Salad with Fresh Mozzarella and Roasted Vegetables is so delicious that eating a salad will actually become desirable. Complete with roasted zucchini, mushrooms and onions, then topped with fresh basil, mozzarella, tomatoes and a perfectly cooked sirloin steak. Savory, fresh and full of flavor. Not to mention it’s low carb and keto friendly!


sirloin steak salad with fresh basil and roasted veggies

Here’s What You Need For This Sirloin Steak Salad:​

Ingredients:

  • Large zucchini, sliced into rounds
  • Red onion
  • Portobello mushrooms
  • Olive oil
  • Sirloin steak
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Spring salad mix
  • Fresh basil
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Pink Himalayan salt and black ground pepper to taste (for the steak)
  • Salad dressing of choice (The best salad for this sirloin steak salad is this homemade honey lemon vinaigrette)
pouring honey lemon vinaigrette dressing onto sirloin steak salad

Recipe Notes:

Seasoning: Season this however you like, but really, this honey lemon vinaigrette dressing is the perfect salad dressing for this sirloin steak salad. It packs so much flavor that just makes this the best steak salad recipe! Since the honey lemon vinaigrette is the best dressing for this steak salad, you really only need salt and pepper for the sirloin steak.

Vegetables: We chose to roast the zucchini, onion and mushroom for this salad to give it some depth of flavor. We also love different textures, and temperatures for a truly complex and delicious bite. We tend to make this salad in the summer, when we have a lot of the produce and herbs on hand, but feel free to use whatever vegetables you like! If you’re not concerned about carbs, some roasted corn would be amazing on this. Avocado is also always a wonderful choice.

Sirloin Steak: Steak and salad are such a great pairing, seriously! For the steak, in general we are partial to ribeye, which is a fattier cut of meat. You can obviously use whatever your favorite cut is, but we love a lean sirloin steak for this salad because it adds such a nice flavor, a ton of protein, and doesn’t pile on the calories. You will have to adjust the cooking time depending on the size of your sirloin steaks. Ours were quite small (Around 5 oz each) and they only needed about 2 minutes per side to get a nice medium rare on each steak.

jar of salad dressing with honey and lemons

Salad Dressing: For the dressing, again, use whatever you want, but we recommend our honey lemon vinaigrette because it is bright and acidic, but also has a lovely sweet flavor to it. We really do think this honey lemon vinaigrette dressing is the best salad dressing for this sirloin steak salad. Yes, it does include real honey which means it’s not totally “keto” friendly, but it’s definitely still low carb at only 3 net carbs per serving. That dressing pairs perfectly with so many salads, but it was designed especially with this steak salad in mind. You can make this dressing up to 10 days in advance and keep it in the fridge.

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Let’s Make It! ​


Start by making your salad dressing first, if you’re going to do that. Preheat your oven to 375°F. Bring your steak out of the fridge so that it come to room temperature while you prepare your roasted veggies.

While cut the mushrooms, zucchini, and onion into thin strips, and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle them with olive oil and salt and pepper. Bake for about 20 minutes.

Now, start heating up your cast iron skillet to cook your sirloin steak. We suggest heating it over medium heat for awhile so the pan heats evenly. You want the pan to get nice and hot, so that you can get a good sear on it. In the meantime, dry your steak off with paper towels to dry it and season liberally with salt and pepper. 

Once the skillet is preheated, add your sirloin steaks in with some olive oil, and let them cook for 2-3 minutes on the first side before flipping. Cook another 2-3 minutes, and take it off the heat. This would apply of course if your sirloin steaks are about 5 ounces in size like ours. We also prefer a pretty rare/medium-rare cook on our steaks.

Let the sirloin steaks rest for about 10 minutes. While your steaks are resting, cut up your tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and cut your basil into ribbons. Add your spring mix to the bowl, then add in some of the basil ribbons and toss together. Reserve some basil to garnish. Assemble the sirloin steak salad with all of the vegetables and cheese. After your steak is rested, slice it up and add it to the salad. Garnish with basil ribbons, then drizzle with salad dressing.

If you get a chance to try this recipe, let us know what you think, would ya?! Leave us a comment, or catch up with us on Facebook or Instagram, or pin to your favorite Pinterest board for later.

sirloin steak salad with lots of veggies, basil and mozzarella

Looking for another easy and delicious keto friendly salad? Try this delicious Healthier Cheeseburger Salad!

cheeseburger salad with wooden spoon and a grey napkin

Until Next Time,
Briana & Chamere

Sirloin Steak Salad With Fresh Mozzarella and Roasted Vegetables
Prep Time
50 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Steak resting time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

This Sirloin Steak Salad with Fresh Mozzarella and Roasted Vegetables is so delicious that eating a salad will actually become desirable. Complete with roasted zucchini, mushrooms and red onions and topped with fresh basil, mozzarella, tomatoes and a perfectly cooked steak. Savory, fresh and full of flavor. Not to mention it’s low cab and gluten free! 

Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy dinner, keto, low carb, Salad, steak, weeknight dinner
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 383 kcal
Author: Briana
Ingredients
  • 1 whole large zucchini, sliced into rounds
  • 125 grams about 1/2 of a large onion, sliced into strips
  • 3 whole portobello mushroom caps, sliced into thick pieces
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 lbs sirloin steak
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, about 15
  • 6 cups spring salad mix
  • Handful of fresh basil (optional), to taste
  • 8 oz Fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Pink Himalayan salt and black ground pepper to taste (for the steak)
  • Salad dressing of choice (Our homemade honey lemon vinaigrette is perfect for this)
Instructions
  1. Start by making your salad dressing first, if you’re going to do that. Preheat your oven to 375°F. Bring your steak out of the fridge so that it come to room temperature while you prepare your roasted veggies.

  2. While cut the mushrooms, zucchini, and onion into thin strips, and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle them with olive oil and salt and pepper. Bake for about 20 minutes.

  3. Now, start heating up your cast iron skillet to cook your steak. We suggest heating it over medium heat for awhile so the pan heats evenly. You want the pan to get nice and hot, so that you can get a good sear on it.

  4. In the meantime, dry your steak off with paper towels to dry it and season liberally with salt and pepper. Once the skillet is preheated, add your steaks in with some olive oil, and let them cook for 2-3 minutes on the first side before flipping. Cook another 2-3 minutes, and take it off the heat. This would apply of course if your steaks are about 5 ounces in size like ours. We also prefer a pretty rare/medium-rare cook on our steaks.

  5. Let the steaks rest for about 10 minutes. While your steaks are resting, cut up your tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and cut your basil into ribbons. Add your spring mix to the bowl, then add in some of the basil ribbons and toss together. Reserve some basil to garnish. Assemble the salad with all of the vegetables and cheese. After your steak is rested, slice it up and add it to the salad. Garnish with basil ribbons, then drizzle with salad dressing.

Recipe Notes

Macros: 4 servings, 387 calories per serving, 23 grams of fat, 36 grams of protein, 9 total carbs, 2 grams fiber making 7 net carbs. 

Macros are estimated via MyFitnessPal, and are provided as a courtesy. Salad dressing is not included in the macros. 

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