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Grilled Steak Kebabs with Spinach Blue Cheese Salad

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  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 entree salads and 1/4 cup dressing 1x


These Steak Kebabs with Spinach Blue Cheese Salad is a twist on black and blue salad. The skewers have meaty steak, grilled onions and candy-like Medjool dates. You serve those atop a spinach and arugula salad with crumbled blue cheese and an orange vinaigrette dressing.


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  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 pound grass-fed strip steak, cut into 1-inch chunks (about 24 chunks total)
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 6 medjool dates, pitted and cut into quarters
  • 12 cups loosely packed baby spinach and arugula
  • 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese


  1. Puree orange juice, zest, oil, shallot, vinegar salt, pepper, and Dijon in a blender or mini prep food processor. (Alternatively whisk in a bowl.)Reserve ¼ cup dressing and refrigerate. Drizzle the remaining dressing over the steak, onion and dates in a medium bowl and toss to coat.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Thread steak, onion and dates onto 8 skewers, alternating.
  3. Oil grill rack by dragging an oil soaked paper towel over the grill grates (holding with tongs.) Grill skewers, rotating often until the meat is medium rare and the onions and dates are softened, about 8 to 14 minutes.
  4. Divided spinach and arugula among four plates or pasta bowls. Top with the skewers. Drizzle with the reserved dressing (about 1 tablespoon per salad) and top with blue cheese.


Storing Instructions: To store leftover kebabs, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days. To reheat simply microwave until just warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes.

Fiber: 4 g. Carbs: 24 g. Protein: 32 g. Sodium: 812 mg. Sugar: 16 g.

  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 salad, 2 kebabs and 1 tablespoon dressing
  • Calories: 344
  • Fat: 15
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