Basil & Cashew Crusted Steak Salad

Honey, You Baked! Basil & Cashew Crusted Steak Salad

Steak & Salad.

One of the easiest BBQ meals on the planet. Also one of the most boring.  Today I have spiced up a regular serloin and made it into a Simply Stunning Summer Salad.  Lets get our steak on!


2 x 1nch thick slices Serloin Steak

4 Garlic cloves

1 large handful fresh Basil (leaves and stalks)

1/2 cup plain unsalted Cashews

A good drizzle of Olive Oil

2 handfuls per person of Mixed Salad leaves (Cos, Spinach, Rocket, Baby beetroot leaves)

1 punnet Cherry tomatoes, halved

1/2 block Fetta cheese

1/2 small Red Onion – sliced thinly

1 x handful unsalted cashews – roughly chopped

For the Dressing:

1 x Garlic clove

1 pinch Salt

Juice of 1 x Lemon

Splash of Olive Oil


Preheat your BBQ and make it nice and hot;

Grab your food processor and chuck in your basil, cashews and garlic.

Honey, You Baked! Basil & Cashew Crusted Steak Salad

Process until its well chopped.  Then slowly, keeping the motor running, add in a stream of the olive oil until you get a nice pesto looking consistency.  Remove to a bowl;

Honey, You Baked! Basil & Cashew Crusted Steak Salad

Take a large chopping board and smear a good few spoonfuls of the pesto onto it.  Flop the steaks down on top and add another dollop of pesto on the top.  Use your hands and smear the steaks around in the pesto until they are nice and covered;

Place your steaks on the BBQ and cook until med rare (or however you like it).

Honey, You Baked! Basil & Cashew Crusted Steak Salad

Remove to a plate, cover & rest while you make the salad;

On a nice board or serving plate, lay out your salad leaves.  Sprinkle over your chopped tomatoes, onion slices, fetta and cashews;

Honey, You Baked! Basil & cashew Crusted Steak Salad

Take your steak and slice it up on an angle.  Lay out your slices on top of the salad.  Crush your garlic & salt in a Mortar & Pestle, add your lemon juice and oil, give it a good mix and spoon it liberally over your salad.

Hey Pesto!!!  You have just made dinner!

Served up with some fresh crusty bread and a nice cold bottle of Vino and I think anyone would be happy to join you for tea:)

Honey, You Baked! Basil & Cashew Crusted Steak Salad



  1. OMG this sounds delicious!! Definitely going to give it a go this weekend!

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