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Green bean, steak and walnut salad

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Green bean, steak and walnut salad

Serves 2 15 min
A lovely salad of barely-cooked beans, slithers of steak, crunchy walnuts and pungent blue cheese. This recipe can work as a side or a main and takes less than 15 minutes to make. Dry roast the walnuts for a couple of minutes for an even tastier finish.


  • oil for frying, e.g. vegetable or sunflower
  • 1 steak (rump or sirloin would be good)
  • 150g green beans, trimmed
  • 25g walnuts, chopped
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped herbs (tarragon or rosemary would be good)
  • 1 tbsp blue cheese, crumbled
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 10 min
  • Step 1

    Make the dressing by whisking together the lemon juice and zest, olive oil, herbs and cheese.
  • Step 2

    In a large frying pan, heat a little frying oil and cook the steak to your liking (about 3-4 minutes for medium). Season well. Once cooled, cut into pieces.
  • Step 3

    Cook the beans in boiling water for about 5 minutes until they are just tender. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain again.
  • Step 4

    In a large bowl combine the beans, steak, walnuts and dressing.

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