MLA Grilled Aussie beef sirloin steak, zucchini, sweet potato and arugula salad

  • Prep time 0Min
  • Cook time 0Min
  • Technique Grill
  • Meat Beef
  • Cut Striploin
  • Serves 4

Whether you’re whole30 or paleo, or just want something tasty for dinner, this one’s for you, mate! Fire up the grill and throw on some grassfed Aussie sirloin steak, sweet potato slices and veggies. This one’s aces as a summertime staple.

Ingredients

For the steak:
1 1/3 pounds fat trimmed Aussie grassfed sirloin steak
2 tbsp olive oil

For the salad:
12 oz. peeled and cut into 3mm slices sweet potato
4 medium sliced lengthways into 5mm slices zucchini
1 each quartered red onion
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp, plus grated zest lemon juice

For garnish: 
5 oz. arugula leaves
1 oz. shaved parmesan cheese
1 oz. toasted pine nuts

Method

To cook: Preheat a chargrill or barbeque to hot. Brush the beef on both sides with 2 teaspoons olive oil and cook for 4 minutes, turning once, or until cooked to your liking. Set aside to rest and cover loosely with foil.
 
Place the sweet potato, zucchini and onion into a large bowl and toss with 3 teaspoons olive oil. Place on the grill and cook for 1½ minutes on each side, or until tender and lightly charred.

Slice the beef thinly and place into a large mixing bowl with the grilled vegetables, lemon juice and zest and remaining oil. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine.

To serve: Place the arugula onto a large serving platter, top with the tossed beef and grilled vegetables, parmesan cheese and pine nuts, and serve.

Chef Notes:

  • Brush each steak lightly with oil. 
  • Preheat the barbecue to hot before adding the steak. The steak should sizzle as it makes contact with the plate or grill.
  • Cook one side until the first sign of moisture appears on the upper side, turn and cook the other side. Turn once only for rare and medium. 
  • Test for doneness with tongs. Rare is soft when pressed, medium is springy but still soft and well done is very firm. Remove steak and cover loosely, rest in a warm place for a few minutes before serving. 
  • Pesto steak sandwich: Mix some fresh basil pesto into whole egg mayonnaise and smear onto 4 sourdough rolls. Top with the unsliced beef, grilled zucchini and arugula. Season with salt and pepper and serve.