Greek Pasta Salad with Steak

Greek Pasta Salad with Steak


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A pasta salad with seared steak pieces and sun dried tomato pesto. One quick, unique and healthy meal that will liven up your taste buds.


Serves: 4 

  • 250g wholemeal penne
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 500g scotch fillet steaks, or steaks of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4 shallots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup (125g) sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 1/2 cup (75g) sliced black olives
  • 1 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup (60g) crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower kernels

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

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. When cooked, drain, then toss with olive oil and keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a frypan over medium-high heat. Sear the steaks on both sides until rosy-pink in the centre, 7 to 10 minutes depending on thickness. Remove steaks from pan and cut into bite-size pieces.
  3. Melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter in the same frypan, and stir in the garlic and shallots. Cook 30 seconds until fragrant, then return the steak to the pan and cook for another 5 minutes or to desired doneness. Stir in the soy sauce, and cook a few seconds longer, allowing it to evaporate.
  4. Remove the frypan from the heat and stir in the sun-dried tomato pesto, olives, spinach, basil, parsley, feta cheese and sunflower kernels. Toss with the pasta in a large bowl and serve.

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Loved it. Added some cherry tomatoes and the dish was delicious. Will definitely have this meal regularly. - 17 Mar 2011

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