Beef salad niçoise

    35 minutes

    Slices of iron-rich rump steak top a mixture of vitamin-packed vegetables.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 thick-cut lean rump steak (350 g), trimmed
    • ¼ teaspoon dried herbes de Provence, or to taste
    • pinch each of salt and pepper
    • 500 g small new potatoes, scrubbed
    • 250 g green beans, trimmed
    • 250 g frozen broad beans, thawed
    • 250 g cherry tomatoes, halved
    • ½ cup (60 g) mixed pitted black and green olives
    • 2 tablespoons snipped chives
    • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
    • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    • 150 g baby spinach leaves
    • 4 cups torn lettuce leaves

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Pat steak dry with paper towel. Season on both sides with herbes de Provence and salt and pepper. Set aside.
    2. Cook potatoes in a large pan of boiling water, 10 minutes. Add green and broad beans. Cook until all vegetables are just tender, about 5 minutes. Drain; rinse in cold water to cool.
    3. Combine potato, beans, tomato, olives, chives and parsley in a large bowl. Set aside.
    4. Heat ridged cast-iron grill pan or non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat until hot. Grill steak 3 minutes each side or until cooked as liked. Remove to plate; let stand 5 minutes.
    5. Combine oil, vinegar, mustard and 2 tbsp water in a screw-top jar. Season with salt and pepper. Shake to combine.
    6. Slice steak thinly. Add to vegetables. Pour any juices that have collected on the plate into the dressing. Pour dressing over meat and vegetables; toss well. Place spinach and lettuce leaves in a large bowl. Spoon steak salad over the top.

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    A niçoise salad has all the elements needed for a healthy main course. Start the meal with a bowl of hot consommé. For dessert, serve two or three soft cheeses with a baguette and fresh pears.

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