MLA Grilled Aussie sirloin, quinoa and pistachio salad

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

Staying in poolside shape AND having the energy to do it all calls for a delicious solution like grilled grassfed Aussie sirloin with nutrient-packed quinoa and pistachios . Bikini or speedo is up to you, but either way your plate will look great. Healthy + Delicious = Good Onya!


 Alternate cuts: rump steak

1 1/3 pounds trimmed Aussie grassfed sirloin steak
2 tsp smoky barbecue seasoning
2 cups cooked quinoa
1/2 cup mint leaves
1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
2 tbsp roughly chopped pistachio nutes
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 each lemon, zested
2 tbsp olive oil
Dressed watercress to serve


For the sirloin: Preheat a ridged chargrill or barbeque to moderately high. Brush the steaks with some olive oil and rub well with the barbeque seasoning. Cook for 2 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking. Set aside to rest on a plate for 5 minutes, covering loosely with foil.

For the quinoa and pistachio salad: Mix the quinoa with the herbs, nuts, lemon juice, zest and olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

To serve: Slice the steaks and serve with the quinoa and some dressed watercress.

Chef notes:

  • For a variation, try replacing the quinoa with couscous, brown rice or pasta.¬†
  • Try adding a handful of tinned chick peas or lentils to the quinoa.