Seared Steak with a Crunchy Salsa Seared Steak with a Crunchy Salsa

Seared Steak with a Crunchy Salsa

This quick steak dish combines thin cut beef steak with Cajun spices and served with a crunchy salsa made with cherry tomatoes, olives, red onions, lime juice and freshly chopped coriander or parsley. A perfect midweek meal.

prep time
10 mins

cook time
10 minutes

2 people


  • 2 thin cut beef steaks
  • 10ml/2tsp rapeseed oil
  • 10ml/2tsp Cajun seasoning, or similar
  • For the Crunchy Salsa:
  • 75g/3oz cherry tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 50g/2oz pitted black or green olives, roughly chopped
  • ½ red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • Large handful freshly chopped coriander or flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper


  1. Remove the steaks from the fridge at least 20 minutes before cooking.
  2. Put the steaks on a plate, brush with the oil on both sides and sprinkle the seasoning all over. Cover and leave to one side.
  3. To prepare the salsa, in a small bowl mix all the ingredients together and set aside.
  4. Heat a non-stick pan until hot and cook the steaks for 2-3 minutes on each side (for medium)
  5. Serve the steaks with sauté potatoes, wedges or chips, a selection of relishes and a green salad.