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Top 10 summer steak recipes

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Make a summery steak dish, like our favourite steak salads, sandwiches, burrito bowls and BBQ dishes. Check out our top 10 summer steak recipe ideas

A sizzling steak supper might not sound like your ideal hot-weather meal, but our summer steak recipes are here to change your mind. Whip up a speedy steak burrito bowl, vibrant sharing salad or barbecue steak feast in a flash.

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Want to know how to cook steak for your ideal serve every time? Read up on our expert cooking tips for steak, and watch our video tutorial for a simple demonstration of how to cook steak to perfection.

For even more mouth-watering summery steak ideas, check out our steak salad recipes collection.

Top 10 summer steak recipes to try

1. Steak tagliata with lemony lentils

Steak and lentil salad on platter with spoon

Whip up a colourful steak dinner for two in just 15 minutes with this zesty steak salad. Pair juicy strips of steak with peppery rocket, punchy parmesan and sweet roasted red peppers. This dish requires minimum effort for maximum flavour – perfect for lazy summer evenings.

2. Chimichurri-style steak sarnies & cheat's spicy fries

Steak sandwiches on board with fries and sauces

No one could turn down a fully loaded steak sandwich complete with Cajun-style fries and flavourful chimichurri sauce. Layer freshly toasted ciabatta rolls with spicy chipotle mayo, strips of rump steak, a drizzle of zingy chimichurri sauce and rocket. They're simple to make and great for entertaining, or an indulgent family Friday night in.

3. Barbecued bavette steak & tomato salad

Steak and tomato salad on plate with wine

If you need a more substantial side dish to pair with your classic barbecue favourites, try this steak & tomato salad from Tom Kerridge. It also makes a delicious lunch or light summer supper for a crowd. Crunchy charred onions, a scattering of tangy feta cheese and strips of bavette steak make for the perfect blend of flavours and textures.

4. Steak & Vietnamese noodle salad

Steak, noodles and vegetables in bowl with chopsticks

Looking for something light and nourishing for your next warm-weather dinner? Try our simple steak & Vietnamese noodle salad with crunchy carrots, Chinese cabbage and a lime & chilli dressing. This healthy dish for two can be prepped in just 15 minutes.

5. Brazilian-style beef with sweet potato salad

Beef and sweet potato salad on plate

Give your classic steak dinner a few clever twists to turn it into a wholesome dinner for two. This healthy, hearty dish is packed full of seasonal veg and delivers all of your five-a-day in one delicious dish. It can be made on the barbecue or in the oven if you prefer. Coat the steaks in a sweet and sour tamarind spice paste before cooking for a dose of extra flavour.

6. BBQ rainbow beef salad

Steak, avocado and salad on platter with soy dressing

Light, filling and full of tangy soy flavours, this rainbow beef salad is everything we want from a summer sharing dish. The sirloin steaks are cooked on the barbecue for a taste of summer. Arrange your beef strips on a layer of crunchy lettuce, radish, carrot and creamy avocado. Ready in a grand total of 6 minutes, this dish leaves more time for chatting to your guests.

7. Steak burrito bowl

Steak and rice in bowl with soured cream

Pack a bowl full of all your favourite burrito flavours and create a filling meal in just 10 minutes using a handful of ingredients. From prep to plate, this easy midweek meal packs in the fajita flavours and uses a clever rice shortcut to save you time in the kitchen. Try customising with slices of avocado or an extra helping of black beans.

8. Crying tiger Thai salad

Steak salad on plate with dressing in bowl

One for self-confessed spice fiends, this spicy Thai salad can be made as hot as you dare – it's named for the tear-inducing levels of chilli. Marinate the fillet steak in a soy & oyster sauce mixture and cook to your liking, then plate up on a bed of fresh herbs. The key component is the addictive sweet chilli dipping sauce served alongside.

9. Barbecued faijta steak

Steak cut into strips with salsa on board

Light the barbecue and get grilling with our fabulous fajita steak recipe. If you have time, marinate steak the day before to really amp up the flavours. Cut the meat into thick slices and grill to your liking, then assemble the tortilla wraps and all your favourite trimmings. We recommend piling on pico de gallo, classic guacamole and soured cream. Top it all off with a michelada and salute the sun.

10. Steak panzanella salad with roasted lemons

Steak and tomato salad on plate

A panzanella is a classic Italian salad that combines crunchy bread croutons, sweet and sharp seasonal tomatoes and a Mediterranean-inspired dressing. Our version uses strips of bavette steak, sweet roasted lemons and spiced pitta crisps. This isn't your average salad – this is a next level summer extravaganza.

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