I do not make salads nearly enough, as evidenced by this steak and nectarine salad recipe which I made and then repeatedly made and made and made again because it is so perfect!
I think the trouble with making salads at home is 1-making a good dressing and 2-figuring out what kind of toppings to have on it to make the salad delicious and filling without being too over the top.
In this steak and nectarine salad, I think I’ve discovered the perfect balance, the homemade salad shallot vinaigrette is amazing, and the fruit-cheese-nuts-steak toppings are just so delicious.
This is the perfect dish to transition from summer to fall.
Even though around here in Wisconsin, where the leaves are already starting to change colors, it’s deceptive because the weather outside is hot hot hot (it got over 90 this past week, it’s not even supposed to be that hot in the summer around here!)
Something else cool about this recipe is that you either grill or pan fry the steak making it super easy to prepare, AND this salad is perfect for meal prepping (it was such a great lunch!)
In the past, my favorite salad has been this spinach salad with soft boiled eggs and a mustard vinaigrette (<- I made that salad several times this summer) but for a quick weeknight salad, this steak and nectarine salad definitely is my new favorite! If not making this salad for meal prep and enjoying it all at once, you can save time by making the vinaigrette in a large bowl and then adding the lettuce and other ingredients directly into that same bowl.
If not making this salad for meal prep and enjoying it all at once, you can save time by making the vinaigrette in a large bowl and then adding the lettuce and other ingredients directly into that same bowl.