There’s nothing like enjoying a delicious meal outside on a warm summer’s evening with friends. My favourite kind of meals are those that look impressive but are fairly easy and quick to make. This beef, halloumi and capsicum salad is one of those recipes. I used Silver Fern Farms Beef Stir-Fry which is great quality, lean and easy to use since it’s already cut! Red meat is also a good source of iron, zinc, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, B1 and B2 and B3. I used a simple lemon, herb and garlic infusion with the tender beef for extra flavour, then mixed it with some yummy summer vegetables and halloumi cheese. So good! If you’d like to WIN a voucher to try the meat yourself, keep reading to find out how.
Here’s the recipe
Sweet capsicum, beef and halloumi salad
For the beef:
1 packet of Silver Fern Farms Beef Stir-Fry
Juice of one lemon
Finely grated zest from half a lemon
4 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
1 tsp dried oregano
½ tablespoon olive oil
2 tsp worchester sauce
Pepper and salt
For the salad
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 red capsicum
1 yellow capsicum
1 red onion
1 large zucchini
3 cups of baby spinach or other salad greens
Extra herbs, to top the salad
Juice from 1 small orange
Zest from ½ orange
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons neutral flavoured oil
In a glass bowl, add the lemon juice and zest, garlic, olive oil, herbs, worchester sauce and pepper and salt. Mix through the beef and leave to infuse in the fridge for at least one hour.
Cut the capsicums in half and remove the core. Slice into thin slices. Chop the zucchini into pieces and the red onion into thin slices. Heat the olive oil in a pan over a medium/high heat. Cook the vegetables, stirring regularly until the zucchini starts to brown lightly. The vegetables should still be a little crisp – not soggy.
To cook the meat:
Shake off excess juices, then heat a little oil in a pan over a high heat. Cook the meat until medium rare. Set aside while you cook the halloumi.
Cut the halloumi into slices and pan fry until golden brown.
To assemble the salad, place the baby spinach or other salad greens on a platter or bowl. Add the pan fried vegetables then top with the meat and halloumi. Sprinkle over fresh herbs.
Mix together the salad dressing ingredients in a small bowl and drizzle over the salad just before serving. Serve with new potatoes and crusty bread.
This post was sponsored by Silver Fern Farms.
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COMPETITION CLOSED – Winner is Aimee with her comment “i love a steak, with salad, few fries & garlic butter but in winter nothing beats a good old stew! YUM!!” and has been emailed