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Steak salad

Tags: Heart

Nutritional Info
Total Sugar2.42g

Being healthy doesn't mean having to give up on your favourite foods.

edited small steakBeing healthy doesn't mean having to give up on your favourite foods. A food by itself is not bad for you; it can all depend on how it is prepared and what it is served with. Take steak: a fatty steak served with chips and a creamy sauce can rack up the calories and fat, especially the saturates, which are bad for the heart. Instead, choose a lean steak, which is only 5 per cent fat and rich in protein and iron, and have it as part of this delicious and healthy salad. Then you've got the perfect excuse to indulge!

Prep time: 1 hr 1 mins
Cooking time: 1 hr 1 mins
Total time: 2 hrs 2 mins

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 1 jar of pepperdew sweet red peppers
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Knob of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 lean steaks
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • Quarter of a cucumber, diced
  • 1 gem lettuce, shredded
  • 4 spring onions, sliced


Place the steak in the soy sauce to marinade. Mix together the honey, ginger, chilli, garlic and lemon juice.

Arrange the salad leaves in a large bowl and add the cucumber and peppers.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan and lift the steaks out of the marinade, fry for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer the steaks to a plate.

Add the marinade and honey mixture to the pan with the spring onions, bring to the boil and boil for a minute, then remove from the heat.

Slice the steak into thick slices, place on top of the salad and add the dressing with spring onions.

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