Mushroom Steak Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jul. 12, 2023
When I want to serve a romantic dinner for my husband and me, I fix this elegant yet easy salad. I just add crusty French bread and a glass of wine. —Candace McMenamin, Lexington, South Carolina
Mushroom Steak Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 ounces boneless beef sirloin steak (3/4 inch thick)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup each sliced fresh baby portobello, shiitake and button mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
  • 3 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook steak in 1 tablespoon olive oil until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°), 4-6 minutes on each side. Remove from the skillet; let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
  2. Meanwhile, in the same skillet, saute mushrooms until tender. In a small bowl, combine vinegar and thyme. Whisk in walnut oil and remaining olive oil. Stir in walnuts.
  3. Divide salad greens and shallot between 2 serving bowls. Cut steak into slices. Top salads with steak and mushrooms. Drizzle with dressing; sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 602 calories, 48g fat (9g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 31g protein.