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Steak With Walnut and Rocket Pesto


  • 100g raw walnuts
  • 100g rocket leaves
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 long red chilli, seeded and chopped
  • Cracked black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 4 X 180g sirloin steaks, trimmed of fat
  • 4 cups steamed mixed vegetables

Place the walnuts, rocket, garlic, chilli, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Process for a few seconds until combined, then slowly pour in the olive oil in a thin stream, followed by the water. Set aside.

Heat a stovetop grill on high. Spray the steaks with a little oil spray and place on the grill. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side for medium well done or cook to your liking.

Serve a dollop of pesto on top of each steak and serve with steamed vegetables.


Serves 4 – 25g nuts per serve


Nutrient content per serve

Energy 2674kJ (637kcal), Protein 49g, Total fat 42g, Saturated fat 8g (19% of total fat), Monounsaturated fat 17g, Polyunsaturated fat 15g, Carbohydrates 11g, Fibre 12g, Sodium 157mg


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