Author / Rachel Koo

Prep: 15 min / Cook Time: 6 min / Servings: 4

Salad smash not your thing? We got you covered with this ranch steak salad! Instead of a fistful of lettuce – use a fork and knife to enjoy this delicious steak salad dressed in a creamy, herby, ranch dressing. Fresh, savoury and meaty, this salad is perfect for a lighter summer fair, those on a keto protocol or preferring a lower carb option for the day!


For the dressing – yields 8 servings (1 cup)

Calories: 198

Fat: 21g

Protein: 1g

Carbohydrate: 2g



  • 2 cups mesculun greens
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1 avocado – sliced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 red onion – sliced
  • Fresh tarragon leaves – torn for garnish


  • 2lb striploin steak
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Ranch Dressing

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4-1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt


Step 1: Combine all ingredients for the dressing in a high powered blender. Start with 1/4 cup coconut milk, taste and add an extra 1/4 cup if the desired consistency isn’t reached.

Step 2: For the steak – preheat grill to high heat. Rub olive oil over steak and season generously with salt and pepper. Once grill is preheated, sear steak for 2-3 min per side for medium rare. Remove from grill and allow to rest for 3-5 minutes.

Step 3: Combine all of the salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add dressing and toss until well mixed and fully dressed. Transfer salad onto a serving dish or individual plates

Step 4: Slice steak against the grain and serve on top of salad warm. Enjoy!

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Rachel Koo

Rachel has enjoyed sport her entire life and embarked on her coaching career in 2012. Starting as a personal trainer in various gyms, she eventually found CrossFit which lead her to CrossFit Football. In 2015 Rachel completed her CrossFit Football certification which opened up many doors of opportunity within coaching. Since then she has completed Power Athlete Methodology course, earned her Block 1 and put that knowledge into action coaching collegiate level athletes. Throughout the years training, proper nutrition and lifestyle habits have been the pillars in helping her clients and athletes achieve their true potential. Rachel currently working as a performance coach applying the Power Athlete principles with all of her clients.

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