Beef and cucumber salad recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 291 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Preheat a barbecue, grill pan or frying pan. Rub the meat with a little oil, season well and cook for 2-3 minutes each side.

Remove and let sit for 10 minutes, then cut into thin slices.

Using a peeler, make long ribbons with the cucumber, if they are too wide, then cut the strips lengthways into two.

Arrange the beef, cucumber, onions, chilli and herbs on a platter.

Mix the dressing ingredients together until the sugar is melted. Pour over the salad and sprinkle with the crushed peanuts to serve.

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  • Ingredients

  • 500g (1lb) beef sirloin or rump steak
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced into half moons
  • 1 red chilli, finely sliced
  • handful fresh mint leaves
  • handful fresh coriander leaves
  • 50g (2oz) salted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • For the dressing

  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 1tbsp fish sauce
  • 1tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
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  • Energy 1218kj 291kcal 15%
  • Fat 12.5g 18%
  • Saturates 3.7g 19%
  • Sugars 7.3g 8%
  • Salt 0.4g 7%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 8.8g Protein 34.1g Fibre 2.3g

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