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Peppered steak and potato salad recipe

Peppered steak and potato salad recipe

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Treat yourself to a steak salad for dinner – perfect for eating outside as the evenings turn warmer. Plenty of fresh herbs jazz up this creamy ranch dressing for an indulgent potato salad piled on top of peppery watercress and finished with the best bit... juicy slices of griddled steak. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 432 calories / serving
  • Gluten-free


  • 400g Jersey Royal potatoes
  • 2 x 200g ribeye steaks, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for brushing
  • 1½ tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 red peppers, deseeded and sliced into strips
  • 50g watercress

For the herby ranch dressing

  • 2 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp half-fat soured cream
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp snipped chives
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
If you haven't got any new potatoes, try dicing a large white potato instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    28g 40%
  • Saturates

    9g 46%
  • Sugars

    7g 7%
  • Salt

    0.6g 11%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 24.4g Protein 22.4g Fibre 4g


  1. Boil the potatoes in a large pan of water for 8-10 mins until almost tender. Drain well and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Put all the ingredients in a jug with 3 tbsp water and whisk together, adding another 1 tbsp water, if needed, to get a drizzling consistency. Season to taste and set aside.
  3. Brush the steaks with a little oil and sprinkle over half the ground black pepper. Heat a griddle or frying pan over a high heat and cook the steaks for 3-4 mins each side for medium-rare, or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a warm plate, cover and leave to rest while you prepare the salad.
  4. Halve the potatoes and put in a bowl with the red peppers. Add the oil and remaining black pepper and toss to coat. Transfer to the hot griddle or frying pan and cook for 4-5 mins on a high heat, turning occasionally, until tender and charred (you may need to do this in 2 batches).
  5. Pile the watercress onto a serving platter. Thinly slice the steaks and add to the platter with the potatoes and red peppers. Drizzle over some of the dressing and serve the rest on the side.

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