Grilled Steak and Mango Salad with Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

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Author Notes: A delicious summer salad topped with grilled flank steak, sliced mangoes and tomatoes for color and texture, and a creamy avocado buttermilk Ranch dressing. The dressing was inspired by the Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing from Ann at Sumptuous Spoonfuls. Brianne Izzo

Serves 2-4

Grilled Steak and Mango Salad with Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

  • 4-6 cups mixed baby salad greens
  • 6-8 ounces thinly sliced grilled flank steak
  • 1-2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 mango, thinly sliced
  • Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing (see below)
  1. Divide salad greens between plates.
  2. Top with mango, tomato, and steak slices.
  3. Drizzle Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing over the top.

Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

  • 2/3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • About 4 fresh basil leaves
  • A few leaves fresh parsley, or 1/2 t dried parsley
  • A few sprigs fresh dill, or 1/2 t dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion, or 1/2 t onion powder
  • 8-10 chives
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor, and puree until smooth.
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over 2 years ago susan g

I made the dressing tonight, with some tweaks to use what greens and herbs I had on hand, and a teaspoon of mustard, but the essentials were there. The thickness was just right, the color was beautiful, and I'll be happily making this again.

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over 2 years ago Brianne Izzo

Oops! I am trying to figure out how to edit this, but the dressing also containes half of an avocado.