Steak and Chive Yoghurt Salad

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Steak and Chive Yoghurt Salad

Steak and Chive Yoghurt Salad


Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Ready in: 20 minutes
Variations: Substitute sirloin steak with rump or fillet steak

Servings: 2
Tips: This salad can be served as a main meal or as a starter/light meal.


Cooking guideline based on 3cm thick steak
Rare: 4 minutes on each side
Med-rare: 5 minutes on each side (recommended)
Medium: 6 minutes on each side
Well-done: Not recommended



1 350g sirloin steak

Olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

80g baby spinach leaves

30g wild rocket leaves

1 large tomato, halved and sliced

1/2 red onion, sliced

1 avocado, sliced

Lemon wedges, for serving


Chive yoghurt:

1 cup yoghurt

1 garlic clove, crushed

2 Tbsp chives, chopped

1 tsp lemon juice

Salt and freshly ground black pepper



1. Prepare all of the fresh ingredients for the salad and combine in a large bowl.

2. Lightly coat the sirloin steak in olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

3. Grill the steak on a hot fire or griddle pan, turning to cook on both sides to your preferred doneness (see cooking guideline above).

4. Allow the meat to rest for half its cooking time.

5. In the meantime, combine the yogurt with the garlic, chives and lemon juice and

season to taste with salt and pepper.

6. Using a sharp knife, thinly slice the steak and toss into the salad.

7. Dress the salad with the chive yoghurt and a squeeze of lemon juice.



Recipe developed and styled for Karan Beef’s Beef Easy app.

Photographed by Hendrik Steytler.

Food stylist Johannesburg, South Africa.