Recipe: Chef Tarek's Chargrilled Austalian Sirloin with Grilled Veggies, Cannellini Bean and Pesto Salad

A meaty plate infused with flavours of Italy
ByJasmine BandaliSunday , 28 December 2014
Recipe: Chef Tarek's Chargrilled Austalian Sirloin with Grilled Veggies, Cannellini Bean and Pesto Salad

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS
4 x 200g Australian sirloin steaks, trimmed of fat
1½ tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, cut into large rings
2 courgettes, sliced diagonally
1 red pepper, cut into wide strips
100g baby spinach leaves
400g can of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 tbsp basil pesto
The zest of 1 whole lemon and juice of ½ a lemon

METHOD
1 Brush the beef steaks with 2 teaspoons of the oil and cook on high on a barbecue or chargrill pan until cooked to your preferred doneness.  
2 Remove from heat, cover with foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
3 Toss the onion, courgettes and red pepper with the remaining oil and grill for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
4 Transfer the cooked vegetables to a large bowl and allow them to cool slightly.
5 Add the spinach leaves, cannellini beans, pesto, lemon zest and lemon juice. Stir to combine.
6 Serve the beef steaks with salad.

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