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Leftover Steak Salad with Spinach, Radishes, and Gorgonzola Vinaigrette

If you’re lucky enough to end up with leftover steak, this Leftover Steak Salad with Spinach, Radishes, and Gorgonzola Vinaigrette is a tasty way to use it! Check out Beef Recipes for more ideas for steak.

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This Leftover Steak Salad with Spinach, Radishes, and Gorgonzola Vinaigrette is a recipe I made last weekend before I went to the Blogher Conference, and this is such a tasty way to use leftover steak. Steak is such a quick, easy thing to cook well, especially if you’re lucky enough to have a barbecue grill or a pan like my beloved cast iron grill pan that I wrote about recently. Admittedly I’m not a huge beef eater, but hey, who doesn’t like a nice juicy steak? And whenever I’m heating up the grill to cook steak, I’ll probably make extra so I can make a salad like this.

The idea for combining steak, radishes, and blue cheese in a salad came from a recipe I saw in The South Beach Diet Taste of Summer Cookbook. If anyone else has the book and has made something from it, let us know in the comments how you liked it.

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Leftover Steak Salad with Feta Vinaigrette and Kalamata Olives
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Carol’s Completely Fabulous Steak Marinade and Grilled Tri Tip
Grilled Cuban Flank Steak
Amazing Low-Carb and Keto Recipes for Beef Steak on the Grill

Leftover Steak Salad with Spinach, Radishes, and Gorgonzola Vinaigrette

Leftover Steak Salad with Spinach, Radishes, and Gorgonzola Vinaigrette is a tasty way to use leftover steak!



  • 1 large head romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
  • 2 large handfuls baby spinach, chopped
  • 10 radishes, quartered lengthwise
  • 1/2 lb. leftover steak, cut into thin strips
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 T fresh lemon juice
  • 1 T crumbled Gorgonzola (or feta could be substituted)


  1. Wash and dry romaine and spinach, coarsely chop and put in large bowl.
  2. Wash radishes, cut off stem and root end, and cut lengthwise into fourths.
  3. Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, and crumbled Gorgonzola.
  4. Toss lettuce and spinach with dressing.
  5. Cut steak into strips, put on plate, cover with paper towel and microwave about 20-30 seconds.
  6. Arrange dressed lettuce and spinach on two serving plates.
  7. Top with steak strips, and scatter radish pieces over salad.
  8. Grind black pepper over and serve immediately.
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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Salads that use leftover meat like this Leftover Steak Salad with Spinach, Radishes, and Gorgonzola Vinaigrette are a perfect lunch or light dinner option for low-carb diets or all phases of the South Beach Diet. For South Beach, be sure to choose lean cuts of meat and trim most of the fat.

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16 comments on “Leftover Steak Salad with Spinach, Radishes, and Gorgonzola Vinaigrette”

  1. I usually make Beef Stroganoff with leftover steak but this sounds like a much healthier option. yum. Thanks.

  2. Welcome back! This is a great way to use up leftover steak. I hope you feel better soon!

  3. Thanks everyone for the nice words. I’ve been working on my Blogher stuff all day. Finally got the post about the conference up. I’m planning on editing it for days to add new things I find about the conference.

    For those who are worried, I’m going to the doctor tomorrow.

    Lisa and Ree, great meeting both of you too!!

  4. Oh it’s horrible to be sick during the summer, espcially on vacation! I hope you got to do something marginally fun in the Windy City.

  5. No one could abandon you! 🙂 I love steak salad, not a big beef eater either–but this is a favorite thing for me. The picture is beautiful.

  6. Kalyn,
    Just wanted to tell you how MUCH I enjoyed your panel on The Art of Foodblogging. It turned out to be my favorite, and you did a masterful job moderating the group. Everyone had something helpful and original to bring to the table and I walked away feeling “full”. It was great meeting you.

  7. Great use of leftover steak and blue cheese is a good fit too!

    Now I’m trying to appreciate radishes…a work in progress.

  8. It was great meeting you Kalyn! Thank you for all that you did in putting the dinner together and your moderating the food blogging panel. I hope you feel better soon!

  9. I can’t wait to hear about your fun filled trip to Chicago! But first get some rest and see the Doc! I hope you feel better soon!

  10. what a great photos for those meals – looks very yummy!!!

  11. That gorgonzola vinaigrette sounds delicious, Kalyn!

  12. Steak salad is a favorite at our house — especially a version that’s Thai inspired. Hope you are feeling better and that your stomach bug didn’t keep you from enjoying BlogHer.

  13. I love steak salad! We usually grill just for that.
    Bummer about not feeling good at the conference, get better!

  14. Can anyone else make leftovers look so good! Oh and gorgonzola, I will be trying that vinaigrette!
    I knew you’d enjoy Blogher, sorry about the belly ache-get that one over quick. Look forward to your run down of the Chicago events!

  15. Welcome home Kalyn! I love to use leftover steak this way, even if it is once in a blue moon. Thanks so much for the link.
    I do hope you’re feeling better by now. Please keep us posted.

  16. I am quite excited to read your post about Blogher. Mmmm.. gorgonzola!

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