Quick dinners are a necessity in our house during the week and there are a few quick recipes coming to the blog. Starting with a healthy steak salad to recharge the batteries for the week ahead. Check out the recipe below from BBC Good Food April 2018 issue.

Steak & Vietnamese Noodle Salad

Serves 2 | Prep 15 minutes | Cook 10 minutes | Easy
You’ll need:
  • 85g brown noodles;
  • 1 tsp rapeseed oil;
  • 250g fillet steak;
  • 2 carrots, peeled into ribbons;
  • 1/2 Chinese cabbage;
  • 4 spring onions;
  • 20g pack coriander, roughly chopped
For the dressing:
  • 1 red chilli, seeds removed and thinly sliced;
  • 1 lime, juiced;
  • 2 tsp soft brown sugar;
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar;
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped;
  • 1/2 tbsp fish sauce.

Make the dressing. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing together in a bowl with 1 tbsp water until the sugar has dissolved.

For the salad. Cook the noodles following pack instructions then plunge into a bowl of cold water to cool completely. Drain the noodles, then add the carrot, cabbage, spring onion and dressing and toss to combine.

Cook the steak. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a high heat. Season the steak, then cook to you liking: 2-3 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Leave to rest for 5 minutes, then slice.

To serve, divide the salad and steak slices between bowls and scatter over some coriander to serve.

Original recipe from BBC Good Food issue April 2018, available here.