Steak & aubergine salad served on an oval plate

Steak & aubergine salad

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(5 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 2

Rustle up this protein-packed salad in just 25 minutes. Made with sirloin steak, fried aubergine and feta in a zesty dressing, it makes a great summer dish

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal455
  • fat30g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre6g
  • protein23g
  • salt0.7g
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Ingredients

  • 1 aubergine, halved lengthways, cut into thin slices
    Aubergine

    Aubergine

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    Although it's technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a…

  • 2 tbsp flour
    Flour

    Flour

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    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 3½ tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 sirloin steak
    Sirloin steak

    Sirloin steak

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    This well-flavoured steak needs to be cooked carefully, and rested properly to ensure…

  • 100g lamb’s lettuce
  • 50g feta, cut into cubes
    Feta

    Feta

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    A creamy soft white cheese with an ancient history - nomadic tribes who needed to preserve the…

For the dressing

  • 1 green chilli, halved and chopped
  • ½ lemon, juiced
    Lemon

    Lemon

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    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • ½ small pack coriander, plus extra leaves to serve
  • ½ small pack mint, plus extra leaves to serve
    Mint

    Mint

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Method

  1. Dust the aubergine slices in the flour, mixed with some seasoning. Heat 2 tbsp of the olive oil in a large frying pan until shimmering. Add the aubergine to the pan and fry for a few mins on each side until collapsing and soft, then set aside. Turn up the heat, season the steak, then add to the pan and fry for 2 mins on each side for rare (longer if you want it medium). Set aside to rest for 5 mins, then slice.

  2. Blitz the remaining olive oil in a blender or small food processor with the rest of the dressing ingredients and a splash of water. When ready to serve, mix half the dressing with the lamb’s lettuce, then tip onto a plate. Top with the crispy aubergine and steak, crumble over the feta, then drizzle over the remaining dressing. Scatter over the remaining herbs and serve.

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pauldburden
11th Aug, 2018
5.05
Made this for 12 people (!) 11 Frenchies (!!!) Who were a tad sceptical of 'le rosbeefs' cooking skills. But it was voted the best lunch of the week holiday! I added homemade croutons made from baguette from the local boulangerie and infused with rosemary from the garden, just to add a bit of crunch. Merci for the recipe!
Sammy_Webster
2nd Jul, 2018
5.05
Loved this recipe! we've made it a few times in a couple of weeks as its so simple, tasty and summery! the ingredient amounts are bang on and so was the timing for prep and cooking. Definitely recommend it :)
Babacook
24th Jun, 2018
5.05
This was delicious! I did about 100g feta as I am a big fan but otherwise followed the recipe. It took a while to assemble everything and I ended up with a bit of a stack of washing up but otherwise very straightforward. Lovely flavour combinations and perfect for a summer evening.
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