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steak salad in a jar

Steak Salad in a Jar

Everything you love about a hearty steakhouse salad layered into a scrumptious portion-controlled salad in a jar! This delicious Steak Salad recipe is full of protein and drizzled with tart balsamic vinegar dressing. Bonus – this meal prepped salad is excellent for someone on a low-carb meal plan. 
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Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: steak salad, steak salad in a jar, steak salad in a jar recipe, steak salad recipe, the best steak salad recipe
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 393kcal


  • grill pan
  • sharp knife
  • 4 32-ounce mason jars
  • 4 mason jar lids


  • 8 tablespoons homemade balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 red bell peppers seeded and chopped
  • 4 baby cucumbers thickly sliced
  • 10 ounces high-quality steak
  • 4 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 4 tablespoons raw chopped walnuts
  • 4 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 4 cups mesclun greens


  • Sprinkle the steak with salt and pepper.
  • Using a grill pan, cook the steak until it's medium to medium-well. Place the steak on a plate to cool, and the cut into slices or chunks.
  • Put the steak slices in the refrigerator to cool completely. It's helpful to cook the steak earlier in the day or the day before. 
  • Also, if you haven't made the homemade balsamic vinaigrette, do so now. Store any leftover dressing in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  • Put the steak salads together. Divide all of the ingredients among the mason jars. 
  • Start with the balsamic dressing and continue with the red onion, red peppers, cucumbers, steak, crumbled blue cheese, chopped walnuts, dried cranberries, and end with the mesclun greens. 
  • Put the lid on tightly. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • When you're ready to eat, dump the salad into a large bowl and enjoy!


Storage tips
Store the steak mason jar salads in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g