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Easy Beef and Quinoa Salad

Not your standard steak and salad but just as easy and much more colourful

25 mins
10 ingredients
$5.60 / person
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Easy Beef and Quinoa Salad


Serves = 4

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 400g rump steak (fat trimmed)
  • 2 tbsn extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 avocado, stone and skin removed, finely chop flesh
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 4 radish, sliced
  • 420g tin corn kernels
  • 120g rocket
  • 2 tbsn lime juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard

It’s this easy

  • Place quinoa and 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan over a high heat. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and mix with a fork
  • Meanwhile heat the BBQ, char-grill or frying pan on medium-high heat. Drizzle the steak with oil. Grill for 3 minutes on each side for medium rare or cook to your liking
  • Place steak on a plate, cover and set aside to rest for 5 minutes. Then slice thinly
  • Prepare the salad vegetables - slice the avocado, cucumber, and radish and drain and rinse the corn
  • To prepare the dressing mix the lime juice, olive oil and Dijon mustard in a small bowl or jug
  • Divide quinoa between serving bowls, arrange vegetables and beef, drizzle dressing over the top


  • Add fresh herbs e.g. coriander or mint


Nutrition information (per serve):

  • Energy (2281kJ)
  • Protein (30.9g)
  • Total fat (23.1g)
  • Saturated fat (4.5g)
  • Carbohydrate (47.1g); Starch (40.1g), Sugars (7.0g), Added sugars (0g), Free sugars (0g)
  • Dietary fibre (12.3g)
  • Sodium (302mg)
  • Calcium (123mg)
  • Iron (5.2mg)


Contains: FODMAPs.
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