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Steak and Spinach Salad with Bacon Bits and Blue Cheese

Steak and Spinach Salad with Bacon Bits and Blue Cheese


  • 6 slices smoky bacon

  • 2 petite filets (about 1 pound each), at room temperature

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • Kosher salt and coarse black pepper

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), plus more for drizzling

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

  • 1 clove garlic, grated

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • 1 bunch watercress or upland cress, trimmed

  • 4 cups regular or farm spinach, trimmed, large leaves coarsely chopped

  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup smoked or regular blue cheese crumbles


Pre-heat the oven to 375°F. Heat an outdoor grill or cast iron skillet over medium-high.

Arrange the bacon on a broiler pan or parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until crisp, 15-18 minutes, then chop.

Season the steak with the Worcestershire and salt and pepper; drizzle with EVOO. Cook to desired doneness, 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest for 5 minutes.

In a large bowl, whisk the lemon juice, garlic, mustard and vinegar. While whisking, slowly stream in 3 tablespoons EVOO; season. Toss the greens and onions with the dressing; divide among plates.

Slice the steak against the grain. Top greens with the steak, bacon and cheese.