In the cookbooks and magazines I've been reading, a trend seems to be meat served topped with, not accompanied by, a salad. You can accomplish this wonderful idea by placing a small amount of your favorite green salad on top of a freshly grilled steak, or you can add some greens to a homemade salsa recipe. Or you can try one of these delicious recipes for meat with salad.
For best results, let the hot and juicy, broiled, sauteed, or grilled meat stand for about 5 minutes before topping with the cool salad mixture (or topping the cool salad mixture!) and serving.
And be sure to never let the salad mixture come in contact with uncooked meats or marinades for food safety reasons. Now have fun with this delicious concept! There are infinite variations of meat and salad combinations so you can enjoy these meals all summer long.
Meats with Salad
- Grilled Steak with Avocado Tomato Salad
Wow, this combination is incredible. You could add chopped mushrooms and cucumbers, but as is, this recipe is perfect.
- Halibut with Nicoise Salad
Nicoise salad is typically made with green beans, tomatoes, lettuce, olives, and hard cooked eggs. This mixture is simplified for this delicious recipe. You could use any fish fillets or steaks that you'd like.
- Salmon with Blueberry Grape Salad
This gorgeous recipe combines two of the best ingredients for your health: salmon and blueberries. It's fresh and delicious. Yum!
- Grilled Steak and Corn Salad
I just love this fresh and easy salad. It's so simple to toss together at the last minute. Keep the ingredients for this wonderful salad on hand at all times.
- Red Snapper with Citrus Salad
Bottled citrus salad is the secret ingredient in this fresh and delicious recipe. And it's so good for you too!
- Polish Sausage Potato Salad
You don't have to use greens for the salad base! Think about topping a cool and creamy potato or vegetable salad with some grilled meats for a great change of pace.
- Mustard Grilled Salmon Salad
Mustard coated salmon is grilled until tender, then added with grilled veggies to crisp and tender cold salad greens. Yum!
- Grilled Ham Salad
Just five ingredients combine to make this wonderful salad that is full of flavor. Make it for your next cookout.
- Salmon with Spinach Cherry Salad
Fresh bing cherries combined with salmon is just one of the best ideas ever. Enjoy this easy five ingredient recipe.