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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.


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


  1. Make the dressing by whisking together the lemon juice and zest, olive oil, herbs and cheese.
  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.
  3. Cook the beans in boiling water for about 5 minutes until they are just tender. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain again.
  4. In a large bowl combine the beans, steak, walnuts and dressing.
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