Rating: 4.47 stars
78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

The perfect main course for salad lovers. This salad uses fresh spinach instead of lettuce.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Arrange spinach on a large plate. Sprinkle with cranberries and walnuts, and arrange tomato slices on top. Set aside.

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  • In a non-stick skillet (or a regular skillet coated with non-stick spray) cook steak over medium heat until no pink remains and steak is thoroughly cooked.

  • Arrange cooked steak over salad. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top, and drizzle with your favorite dressing. Note: I suggest using a light flavored dressing. Citrus dressings taste especially good on this salad!

Nutrition Facts

620 calories; protein 52.5g; carbohydrates 34.2g; fat 32.2g; cholesterol 121mg; sodium 135.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (64)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2011
Great salad! It's also a great way to use up leftover grilled steak. I used a combination of spinach leaves and mixed greens. I toasted the walnuts and instead of tomato I added thin sliced red onion. I topped the whole thing off with crumbled feta cheese which goes great with the dried cranberries. I drizzled the whole salad with "Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing" by Jan W. from this site - a great combination of sweet and tart. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/31/2012
Use another kind of steak! The salad mix was good but something like grilled flank would taste sooo much better. Round steak (I marinated for 24 hours) was still tough. Like others I used a raspberry vinegarette for dressing. I agree blue gorgonzola or even feta would finish this salad. I'll make it again with a different cut of meat. Read More
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78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2011
Great salad! It's also a great way to use up leftover grilled steak. I used a combination of spinach leaves and mixed greens. I toasted the walnuts and instead of tomato I added thin sliced red onion. I topped the whole thing off with crumbled feta cheese which goes great with the dried cranberries. I drizzled the whole salad with "Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing" by Jan W. from this site - a great combination of sweet and tart. Read More
(153)
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2003
This is a great salad...just missing the crumbled blue cheese on top, the red onion and "Ken's" raspberry vinagerette dressing! Try this and you've got yourself the best salad in the U.S.!! Beware though....it's addictive!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2004
Very good. I used it to serve 6 as an appetizer on New Year's Eve and it was very well received. I left out the tomatoes though as I didn't think they would go well with cranberries. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2003
This salad is great and very filling with hot parker house rolls on the side. I left out the tomato per the previous review and added thinly sliced red onion and dressed it with Paul Newman's Balsamic Vinagrette dressing. VERY tasty...thank you for sharing this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2007
This is VERY VERY good. It is easy to make and I have made it many times for parties and holiday events. I season the steak with a seasoning salt as it cooks. I also add 1/2 cup Gorgonzola cheese and I use halved cherry tomatoes instead of sliced tomatoes. I use the following for the dressing (can be found on this site): "Orange Walnut Gorgonzola and Mixed Greens Salad with Fresh Citrus Vinaigrette". I highly recommend this salad to everyone! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2004
Great salad but next time I make it I will use a different cut of beef. Round steak is too tough for this. I even marinated mine first and it was still not quite tender enough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
This is an outstanding summer dinner entree! I used leftover fillets from the grill toasted walnuts homemade black cherry viniagrette and tossed gorgonzola crumbles on it. DELICIOUS. Thanks Rena. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
This has become one of my most requested meals!!! I marinate the steak with Club House rub marinade - roasted pepper flavour and slice the steak very thin. Then I use a creamy cucumber salad dressing!!! An amazing combo of flavours!!! My family won't eat spinach any other way!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2003
I gave this recipe 4 stars instead of 5 because my kids picked at it but did not eat the entire thing. My hubby and I however thought it was great! I was in a hurry when I made this so I did not take the time to arrange on individual plates. I put everything in a huge bowl and tossed it then let everyone use salad tongs to serve themselves. Also I used seasoned almonds instead of walnuts and grape tomatoes instead of sliced because my son picked them out himself at the grocery store. (I thought this would get him to eat more of the salad but it didn't.) Also I'm a BIG ranch dressing fan so I used that instead of the recommended citrus dressing. Served with garlic bread on the side this was one of the best meals I've had recently. I will DEFINITELY put this one in the rotation! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/31/2012
Use another kind of steak! The salad mix was good but something like grilled flank would taste sooo much better. Round steak (I marinated for 24 hours) was still tough. Like others I used a raspberry vinegarette for dressing. I agree blue gorgonzola or even feta would finish this salad. I'll make it again with a different cut of meat. Read More
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