This easy Asian steak salad is perfect for every occasion! Tangy, sweet, and crunchy salad topped with juicy steak is always a crowd-pleaser.
I love finding versatile recipes that would be just as perfect for a family dinner as they would be for a tailgate on gameday. I like dishes that can “do it all.”
That’s why this Asian steak salad is one of my favorite meals! To start, the combination of juicy steak over a tangy, sweet, crunchy salad is so delicious. It’s always a crowd pleaser.
On top of that, it’s so simple to throw together. It travels well, and you can serve it hot, cold, or at room temperature. And whether you’re feeding two people or a big crowd, the recipe is so easy to scale.
Can you see why this is one of my favorite dishes? It works in every scenario you can think of, and above all else, it’s just downright tasty!
How to make Asian steak salad
This recipe comes together with a few easy steps. Marinate the steak, whisk the dressing, mix the veggies and noodles, cook the steak, then throw it all together!
Step 1: Place the steak in a zip-lock bag. Combine the marinade ingredients in a small bowl, then pour over the steak. Squeeze out as much air as possible and seal the bag.
Step 2: Let the steak marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or overnight, turning the bag a few times.
Step 3: Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Use a whisk to thoroughly incorporate the honey into the mixture.
Step 4: In a medium bowl, combine the bell pepper, green onion, broccoli slaw, and soba noodles.
Step 5: Toss the vegetables with half of the dressing.
Step 6: Grill or broil the steak until cooked to your preference. Let the meat rest for 5 minutes, then slice into thin strips.
Step 7: Transfer the steak to the bowl of vegetables and noodles. Add the remaining dressing and toss.
How easy was that? With such bright and tangy flavors, it’s hard to believe that it’s so simple to throw together!
What are soba noodles?
Japanese soba noodles are one of my favorite noodles to cook with. They’re shaped like spaghetti, but they’re made from a combination of buckwheat flour and wheat flour.
The taste is a bit earthier than noodles made from white flour, but they aren’t as heavy as whole wheat noodles. Soba noodles are also lower in calories, carbs, and protein than their whole-wheat counterparts.
You can usually find soba noodles in the Asian aisle of your grocery store. They may be labeled as “buckwheat noodles” or “Shin Shu Soba.” But if you have trouble finding them, you can always use your favorite spaghetti instead.
If you’re prepping this dish in advance, I recommend storing the steak, the dressing, and the vegetables and noodles separately. This will keep the vegetables crisp.
If it’s easier to combine the dish, however, that’s okay! The vegetables may be a little softer, but they’ll be extra flavorful from soaking in the dressing.
This salad can be stored covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. You can warm it up, or enjoy it cold straight from the fridge!
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When you’ve tried this dish, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Asian Steak Salad
- ¼ cup low-sodium tamari (or soy sauce)
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 pound flank steak
- 3 tablespoons low-sodium tamari (or soy sauce)
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- ¼ cup rice vinegar
- 1 cup red bell pepper (diced)
- 1 cup green onion (thinly sliced)
- 4 cups broccoli slaw (or grated cabbage and carrots)
- 2 cups soba noodles (cooked, drained, and rinsed with cold water)
- Place the steak in a zip-lock bag. Combine the marinade ingredients in a small bowl, then pour over the steak. Squeeze out as much air as possible and seal the bag.
- Let the steak marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or overnight, turning the bag a few times.
- Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Use a whisk to thoroughly incorporate the honey into the mixture.
- In a medium bowl, combine the bell pepper, green onion, broccoli slaw, and soba noodles.
- Toss the vegetables with half of the dressing.
- Grill or broil the steak until cooked to your preference. Let the meat rest for 5 minutes, then slice into thin strips.
- Transfer the steak to the bowl of vegetables and noodles. Add the remaining dressing and toss.
Kim Bee says
This looks so good. I need to try this asap. I keep eyeing broccoli slaw and now I know what to do with it.
Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP) says
What a great pic in front of the stadium! I never would have thought to use broc. slaw! Genius!
Oh I just love Soba Noodles and this salad looks like a perfect way to enjoy any party!Love all the lovely Asian flavors here 🙂
I really want to try this one! I love broccoli slaw!
Thanks for sharing the recipe. I am making this salad very soon. Love the sound of Broccoli slaw and soba noodles with that amazing sounding dressing!
Anne @ Webicurean says
I love soba noodles–I’ll bet this salad is amazing!
Looks yummy ! Great way to serve steak esp with the soba noodles which I love ! Great family pic 🙂
Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen says
This would be such a great meal for busy weeknights and of course I love the beef!
WOW this looks awesome. We buy our steak in bulk from the butcher and I am always looking for healthy recipes to make with it. I am bookmarking this for sure!
Jennie @themessybakerblog says
This salad looks perfect for tailgating. Happy #SS! Go Hokies!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says
What a great dish for a sporting event. Looks flavorful and even healthy, gotta love that!
Tammi @ Momma's Meals says
This seems like a nice full hearty meal, but healthy! Love the greens you used!! Will have to put this on the list!
Crazy Kwistin says
Beautiful Dish! My husband will love this one especially 🙂
Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories) says
What I love about this the most is that it uses the broccoli slaw. I often get a great deal on broccoli slaw at Fresh & Easy grocery store, but other than making slaw, I’m never really sure how to put it to use. A wonderful idea and great looking too.
Tara Noland says
I love steak salads as I love beef but never want a huge portion. This looks great!!
Sheila Fretz says