Tri-Tip Salad

Course Dinner, Salad
Cuisine BBQ
Keyword Tri-Tip Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Resting time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 3-4 lbs Tri-Tip trimmed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp The Gospel All-purpose Rub Meat Church
  • 6 slices Bacon
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 Beefsteak tomato large
  • 1 red Bell pepper
  • 1 head green leaf lettuce


  1. Cover the Tri-Tip with olive oil, then sprinkle on the rub.

  2. Start your smoker and establish the fire.  I use a Traeger so I set to the smoke setting and allow the fire to establish, about five minutes. 

  3. Place the Tri-Tip in smoker and close the lid. Smoke the Tri-Tip for one hour.

  4. Remove Tri-Tip after one hour and tent with foil. Set smoker to high and preheat with the lid closed. Once temperature is reached place the Tri-Tip back in the smoker and close the lid. Cook to your preferred wellness. I like my Trip-Tip medium so I pull mine off at 150 degrees.

  5. Fry up bacon in a pan on the stove. After cooked chop into small pieces.

  6. Chop tomato, bell pepper, green leaf lettuce, Trip-Tip, and onion into small pieces.

  7. Add all ingredients into a bowl and serve.

Recipe Notes

Optional southwestern ranch dressing: 2 tbsp sour cream, pinch of onion powder, pinch of cumin, 6 tbsp ranch dressing, 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp cider vinegar, 1/2 tsp lime juice, and a pinch of garlic powder.