For 4 servings



Prep and cook time: 30 min


Difficulty: medium


Cannot be frozen




Ingredients:


For the dressing:


1 large red chilli, seeded and finely chopped


1 large lemon, juiced


1/2 tsp Dijon mustard


1/4 tsp granlulated stevia


120 ml | 4 fl oz | 1/2 cup sesame oil



For the salad:


500 g | 18 oz sirloin steak, trimmed of excess fat


2 tbsp sesame oil


250 g | 9 oz | 8 cups mixed salad leaves, e. g. baby spinach, lettuce, rocket, etc.


1/2 small red cabbage, shredded


1 red pepper, cored, seeded, and sliced


3 tbsp almonds, or blanched hazelnuts, chopped


1 large handful mint leaves, to garnish


sea salt


freshly ground black pepper




Method:


1 For the dressing: Whisk together the chilli, lemon juice, mustard, stevia, and some salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl.



2 Whisk in the sesame oil in a slow, steady stream until incorporated. Set aside until needed.



3 For the salad: Rub the steak with the sesame oil. Season with salt and pepper.



4 Heat a non-stick frying or saute pan over a moderate heat until very hot. Carefully lay the steak into the pan, away from you, and leave to sear for 4-5 minutes until golden-brown underneath.



5 Flip and cook the other side for a further 4-5 minutes for medium-well meat. Remove from the pan to a plate, covering loosely with aluminium foil.



6 Arrange the mixed salad leaves, cabbage, pepper, and almonds on serving plates.



7 Cut the steak into slices and drape over the salads. Spoon over the dressing and garnish with mint leaves before serving.