Beef Caesar Salad Beef Caesar Salad

Beef Caesar Salad

A summer salad dish featuring cooked sirloin or rump steak combined with the classic caesar salad ingredients - cos lettuce, croutons, and a delicious dressing made with mustard, lemon juice olive oil, grated Parmesan and anchovy sauce

prep time
10 mins

cook time
12 minutes

serves
4 people

Based on a 2cm/¾inch thick steak

To Cook Rare: 2½ minutes on each side

To Cook Medium: 4 minutes on each side

To Cook Well Done: 6 minutes on each side

Ingredients

  • 450g/1lb lean rump or sirloin steak
  • 15ml/1tbsp freshly chopped chives
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 45ml/3tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large Cos or Romaine lettuce, leaves separated and roughly chopped
  • 75g/3oz prepared bread croutons
  • 10ml/2tsp Dijon mustard
  • 30ml/2tbsp lemon juice
  • 60ml/4tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 30m/2tbsp freshly grated Parmesan
  • 5ml/1tsp anchovy sauce
  • Extra fresh Parmesan shavings

Method

  1. In a small bowl mix together the chives, seasoning and olive oil. Use to brush the steaks on both sides. Set aside for 5 minutes
  2. Cook the steaks under a preheated grill or prepared barbecue according to your preference. Transfer to a plate and leave to rest for 5 minutes. Slice on the diagonal and place in a large salad bowl.
  3. Add the lettuce leaves and the croûtons.
  4. Prepare the dressing; put all the ingredients into a screw-topped jar and shake well.
  5. Drizzle over the salad, garnish with extra Parmesan and serve immediately.

Tips:

This recipe works well with leftover cooked roast beef too.