Beef Steak with Summer Salsa Beef Steak with Summer Salsa

Beef Steak with Summer Salsa

Try your summer steaks with a caper or strawberry salsa that celebrates summer flavours.

prep time
10 mins

cook time
12 minutes

2 people

Based on a 2cm 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


  • 2 lean beef rump or sirloin steaks
  • For the strawberry salsa:

  • 8 fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon crushed black peppercorns
  • For the caper salsa:

  • 3 tablespoons capers, rinsed and chopped
  • 2 gherkins, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Cook the steaks according to your preference on preheated moderate grill or on a prepared barbecue.
  2. Meanwhile make the salsa of your choice. For strawberry salsa, mix together strawberries, balsamic vinegar and black peppercorns. For the caper salsa, mix together capers, gherkins, garlic, vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil.
  3. Serve the steaks with either the strawberry or caper salsa, new potatoes and a large mixed salad.