Beef and Parmesan Pizza with Herb Oil Beef and Parmesan Pizza with Herb Oil

Beef and Parmesan Pizza with Herb Oil

Ideal light lunch or snack. Beef rump sirloin or rump strips on a ciabatta base with sundried tomato dressing.

prep time
15 mins

cook time
12 minutes

4 people


  • 225g lean sirloin or rump steak
  • 1 x part-baked ciabatta bread, cut in half lengthways
  • 25g prepared garlic butter
  • 4 tablespoons prepared basil oil
  • 1 small bag rocket leaves
  • 50g fresh hard cheese shavings, e.g. Parmesan
  • 50g pitted black olives, roughly chopped
  • For the green salad:

  • 1 x 150g bag green salad leaves
  • ½ large cucumber, cubed
  • For the dressing:

  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine or sherry vinegar
  • 2 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and finely chopped or 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomato paste


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C, 200°C Fan, Gas mark 7.
  2. Place the ciabatta bread on a large non-stick tray, lightly prick with a fork, brush with the garlic butter and bake according to the packet instructions until golden brown.
  3. To prepare the salad and dressing, place all the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Put the dressing ingredients into a screw-topped jar or bowl and shake or whisk until combined. Season and pour over the salad.
  4. Place the beef in a bowl and coat with 3 tablespoons of the basil oil and seasoning. Cook on a hot non-stick griddle pan on the hob or on a prepared barbecue according to your preference. Transfer to a plate and leave to rest for 2 minutes. Thinly slice.
  5. Arrange the rocket, beef, Parmesan and olives over the Ciabatta and drizzle with the remaining basil oil.
  6. For the salad, mix all the ingredients together and set aside.  Whisk the dressing ingredients, pour over the salad and serve with the pizzas.


This recipe works well with leftover cooked roast beef too. If you prefer to make your own basil oil whizz together 4 tablespoons olive oil with 6 fresh basil leaves in a blender or food processor until smooth and use as required.