Chipotle Steak Salad


This is one of my favorite salads.  Take one thing away and it’s just not as good. You need the crisp red onion, the juicy tomato, and the chipotle mayo.  They work in harmony with each other.
I half the mayo recipe as it makes a ton.  I keep it in a mason jar in the fridge to use for dipping with sweet potato fries, crab cakes, etc.  It’s just that good.  I was running low on time and I didn’t want Pete to have to grill when he got home so I sliced the meat before cooking and cooked it in a wok.  It turns out okay this way but it is much better on the grill so you get that nice, pink center.  Oh, and this is another recipe from Pioneer Woman.


  • 30 ounces, weight Mayonnaise
  • 11 ounces, weight Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce, Reserve 2 Tablespoons Adobo
  • 1 whole Flank Steak
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 24 ounces, weight Salad Greens (spring Mix)
  • 4 whole Roma Tomatoes, Sliced
  • 1 whole Cucumber, Sliced
  • 1 whole Red Onion, Halved And Sliced

Preparation Instructions

Dressing: In a food processor or blender, combine mayonnaise with canned chipotles. Blend until totally combined. Transfer to a separate container and store in the fridge.

Marinade: In a separate bowl, mix olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, oregano, honey, and reserved adobo sauce. Whisk to combine.
Pour marinade over flank steak, coating both sides. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for at least two hours.

Remove flank steak from fridge. Grill over high heat, only about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side until rare/medium rare. Remove from heat and allow meat to rest a few minutes. Slice very thin shingles of meat on an extreme diagonal.

Mound salad greens on a each plate. Drape strips of warm steak over the sides of the greens so that they’re cascading downward. Lay tomato and cucumber slices on one side of the plate, and place red onion slices on top.

Drizzle the whole salad with chipotle dressing. The warm meat on the cool salad, combined with the flavorful and spicy dressing, is out of this world.

2 thoughts on “Chipotle Steak Salad

  1. I, too, love steak salads. I am totally drooling. Now, I’ve been avoiding meat in full lately, but um…yeah. This might happen this weekend.

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