Go Back

Kale + Seared Steak Salad with Peanut Dressing

Kale leaves dressed in a spicy peanut dressing topped with perfectly seared steak slices!
PREP5 mins
COOK15 mins
REST5 mins
TOTAL25 mins


  • 1 New York strip steak, preferably organic, brought to room temperature
  • 2-3 tbs. olive oil, for searing
  • 3 cups lacinato "dinosaur" kale, chopped, stems removed
  • sliced avocado
  • crushed roasted peanuts
  • sesame seeds, optional

for peanut dressing

  • 3 tbs. creamy unsweetened peanut butter
  • 3 tbs. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbs. olive oil
  • 1 tbs. sesame oil
  • 2 tsp. liquid aminos or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. sriracha


  • Whisk together ingredients for dressing in a big salad bowl, then add chopped kale. Toss with tongs, massaging the leaves, then set aside while you cook steak.
  • Season the steak well with kosher salt and black pepper, pressing into meat on both sides. in a skillet over medium high heat, warm 2 tbs. olive oil and when hot, add in steak. cook for 2 minutes without moving, then flip and cook another 2 minutes. turn heat down to low and cook another 5 minutes, then flip and cook another 5 mins. remove from pan and let cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
  • In salad bowls, divide tossed kale and top with sliced steak, sliced avocados + chopped peanuts!