Warm beef salad with sweet and sour cucumber

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Tasty idea for sirloin that doesn't need fries. This Asian-inspired steak supper is served with a sweet and sour cucumber salad, with a kick from dried chilli flakes. Serve with basmati rice for a more substantial meal for two.



  • sirloin steak 1 large or 2 small, trimmed of all fat
  • oil
  • rice vinegar or cider vinegar 2 tbsp
  • golden caster sugar 2 tsp
  • chilli flakes a pinch
  • coriander a bunch, chopped
  • cucumber ½, cut into strips with a potato peeler
  • cherry tomatoes a handful, halved
  • steamed basmati rice to serve


  • Step 1

    Rub the steak with a little oil. Heat a non-stick pan and cook for 2 minutes each side for rare, 3 for medium. Leave to rest for 5 minutes. In a small saucepan, heat the vinegar and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Add the chilli flakes and coriander and pour over the cucumber and tomatoes. When the steak has rested, slice and serve on top of the cucumber with basmati rice.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 242
  • Carbs 8g
  • Protein 30.6g
  • Fat 10g
  • Saturates 2.9g