Enjoy the flavors of the season with this fruity and juicy Strawberry Poppyseed Steak Salad made in partnership with Beef + Lamb New Zealand and Silver Fern Farms, featuring 100% Grass-Fed Silver Fern Farms Net Carbon Zero By Nature 100% Grass-Fed Angus Beef.
A salad that’s both savory and sweet
When summertime rolls around, I always find myself on one single mission: sneak as many strawberries into as many dishes as possible! There’s something about strawberries that’s just so fun. Maybe it’s the fact that they’re a warm-weather fruit, but something about them makes nearly any dish better.
That’s especially true when it comes to this Strawberry Poppyseed Steak Salad!
You may not think strawberries and steak would taste good together, but I’m here to prove that assumption wrong.
The truth is this salad checks all of the boxes. It’s nutrient-rich, filling, a perfect blend of creamy and crunchy textures, and both savory and sweet in flavor. It’s everything you could hope for in a salad.
Plus, the quality is top-notch, because the steak of choice for this dish comes from New Zealand: Silver Fern Farms’ New Net Carbon Zero By Nature 100% Grass-Fed Angus Beef. The quality of meat is determined largely by the animal’s diet, which makes grass-fed beef a must! Let’s break down all of the ingredients we’ll be pairing with the steak.
Ingredients in strawberry poppyseed steak salad
To make this salad, we’ll be using three categories of ingredients. Between the grass-fed steak, salad toppings and the dressing, you’re in for a world of great flavors.
- Steak: First, you’ll need 2 steaks. I recommend using 2 Silver Fern Farms 100% Net Carbon Zero By Nature 100% Grass Fed Angus Beef Rib-Eye Steaks for the best cut, quality, and flavor!
- Seasonings: To season the meat, you will need oil, salt, and pepper.
- Spinach: The salad will be made with a spinach base consisting of 8 oz of baby spinach.
- Strawberries: Add fruity flavor with 1 pint of sliced strawberries.
- Avocado: Next, avocados add healthy fats and delicious flavors. Use 2, diced.
- Feta: No salad is complete without cheese! For this one, use 1 cup of crumbled feta.
- Mayo: 1/4 cup of mayo will serve as the base of the dressing.
- Greek yogurt: Throw in some Greek yogurt, also in the amount of 1/4 cup, to thicken up the sauce.
- Honey: Next, add some all-natural sweet flavor with 2 tbsp of honey.
- Red wine vinegar: 1/4 cup of vinegar will add a slight bite and will help to balance out the other flavors.
- Poppyseeds: 2 tbsp of poppyseeds will add nutrients and a subtle taste!
- Salt: Throw in 1/2 tsp of salt for flavor.
- Dry mustard: Last but not least, complete the dressing with 1/2 tsp of dry mustard.
Why grass-fed beef from New Zealand?
I love using Silver Fern Farms’ Grass-Fed beef from New Zealand because the difference in the taste is noticeably better. When meat is of a high quality, it comes through in the final flavor. New Zealand Grass-Fed beef is the most pure and naturally raised, so it’s better for both our tastebuds and our bodies.
In case you didn’t catch it, the steak we’re using in this salad is new Silver Fern Farms new “Net Carbon Zero By Nature 100% Grass-Fed Angus Beef.” This is because at Silver Fern Farms, doing right by people, animals and the environment is part of who they are. This is New Zealand’s first certified grass-fed, end-to-end Net Carbon Zero Beef, where 100% of end-to-end emissions have been offset within the farms where the animals were raised. It’s a win-win!
Kitchen tools needed to make strawberry and steak salad
To make this salad, you’ll need a handful of kitchen tools as well as a grill. Be sure to have your spatula or tongs ready for the grill, and grab a large mixing bowl, cutting board, cutting knife, bowl or jar, and a whisk.
For measuring out ingredients, you will need 1/2 tsp, 1 tbsp, 1/4 cup, and 1 cup.
How to make this steak salad recipe
This salad comes together in around 20 minutes and serves 4. It’s a pretty simple recipe to put together, and cooking Silver Fern Farms New Zealand Grass Fed steaks is a breeze. So get your grill fired up, and let’s get cooking!
Begin by letting the steaks reach room temperature for 20 minutes.
While the steaks come to room temperature, preheat the grill to medium-high.
Liberally oil, salt, and pepper the steak on all sides. Place the steaks on the hot grill and cook for 3-4 minutes. Flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 135°F for medium-rare.
Once the steaks are cooked, remove them from the grill and set aside to rest.
In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients including the spinach, strawberries, avocado, and feta.
Then, slice the steak and place on top of the salad.
In another bowl or jar, whisk together all of the salad dressing ingredients. Drizzle over the salad, and enjoy.
Additional salad ingredient ideas
Looking to mix and match your ingredients? Feel free, because salads always work well when it comes to getting creative in the kitchen! Here are some more ingredients that will work well in this dish.
- Blue cheese (to replace the feta)
- Red onion
Warm weather makes me crave salads. If that’s true for you too, here are some more salad recipes to try!
- Cranberry Quinoa Salad
- Moroccan Coucous Salad
- Fresh Watermelon Salad with Feta
- Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado Dressing
- 2 Silver Fern Farms 100% Grass-Fed Net Carbon Zero by Nature Rib-Eye Steak
- oil, salt, pepper
- 16oz baby spinach
- 1 pint strawberries, sliced
- 2 avocados, diced
- 1 cup feta, crumbled
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp poppy seed
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp dry mustard
- Prepare steaks by letting sit and bring to room temperature for 20 minutes.
- Turn grill onto medium-high heat and begin to preheat it.
- Liberally oil, salt, and pepper each side of the steak. Place on grill and cook for 3-4 minutes. Flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until internal temp reads 135F for medium rare.
- Take off grill and let steak rest once cooked.
- In a large bowl, combine spinach, strawberries, avocado, feta, and almonds.
- Slice steak and add slices to bowl.
- In another bowl or jar, whisk together all salad dressing ingredients. Drizzle dressing over salad.
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