Main Meal Salads

Warm Beef and Herb Salad

image :  Warm Beef and Herb Salad


  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
  • olive oil drizzle
  • pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 lbs (625g) sirloin-beef steaks
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon extra
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, 2 to 3 tablespoons extra
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 4 cups arugula leavesv
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup flat leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
  • 2 1/2 oz (75g) feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Grease a baking sheet. Toss tomatoes with a little oil, salt and pepper on prepared baking sheet. Roast in preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until slightly wilted and warm.

Slice each steak horizontally into pieces; place in medium bowl. Add garlic, 1 tablespoon of vinegar, 2 teaspoons oil, pinch of salt and pepper; stir to coat. Heat barbecue or grill to high. Cook steak for about 3 minutes each side until tender and cooked to your liking. Let cool slightly.

Toss steak, tomatoes, remaining oil, vinegar and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Serves 4.