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Carne Asada Steak Salad with Mojo dressing is a lightened up and delicious way to serve grilled Carne Asada steak! With steak, tomatoes, feta, avocado and a zingy Mojo dressing that’s a riff on Carne Asada marinade!

Carne-Asada-Steak-Salad served in a white bowl

Yes, I’ve been on a Grilled Carne Asada tear this week (and here’s my recipe for Carne Asada in the oven too!). I wanted to offer up one last option that I love: Carne Asada Steak Salad with Mojo Dressing. Remember that divine Carne Asada Marinade I was telling you about? It happens to double as a fabulous salad dressing.

You use all of the ingredients in the marinade, but adjust the amounts: scale back the jalapeño and garlic, increase the olive oil and blend it all into a silky dressing.

Carne-Asada-Steak-Salad-with-Mojo-Dressing being poured over

Just like Carne Asada Tacos, Carne Asada Burritos, Carne Asada Nachos, Carne Asada Quesadillas and Carne Asada Fries (phew!) this is best served family style. Serve the lettuce and all of the toppings separately and let everyone assemble their perfect salad including just the right amount of dressing (Creamy, spicy Jalapeño Ranch Dressing or Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette would also be excellent!). If you love this hearty salad, be sure to try my Mexican Chopped Salad as well!

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Carne Asada Steak Salad with Mojo Dressing

5 from 4 votes
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Calories: 355
Servings: 6 people
You get a double shot of mojo with this salad – in the steak marinade and the dressing. And you can never have too much mojo, right? 😉


Mojo Dressing:

  • 1/2 jalapeño seeded and minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • juice of 1 orange
  • juice of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2/3 cup olive oil


  • 1 head romaine lettuce washed and torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 avocado peeled, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 2 ounces cotija cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 recipe Grilled Carne Asada thinly sliced across the grain
  • handful of fresh cilantro leaves for garnish


  • Combine mojo dressing ingredients, except for olive oil, in a blender pitcher and blend until smooth. With the blender running, add olive oil in a steady stream and blend until emulsified. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper and transfer to pitcher.
  • Serve each of the salad ingredients in a separate bowl (platter for the Grilled Carne Asada).
  • Serve family-style letting each person assemble their own salad and add dressing as they like.


Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 554mg | Potassium: 637mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 9630IU | Vitamin C: 27.9mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. B says:

    Being half Cuban, I’m dying to try this salad. Question-how long the dressing last in the fridge?

    1. Marissa Stevens says:

      Hi B! The refrigerated dressing will last for about a week.

  2. Maryjane says:

    5 stars
    This dressing is fire 🔥!!!

    1. Marissa Stevens says:

      aww thanks so much!

  3. Jim Rast says:

    5 stars
    first time here and the dressing is incredible. We used carnitas as the meat. Wonderful

    1. Marissa Stevens says:

      So glad you enjoyed this, Jim! Thank you for coming back to let me know.

  4. Stephanie Burdick says:

    5 stars
    This was just what I was looking for absolutely delicious, light, flavorful and everything I was looking for! Highly recommend to anyone in need of a tasty salad.

    1. Marissa Stevens says:

      That’s wonderful to hear, Stephanie! So glad you enjoyed!