Warm Pesto Beef Salad

Keeping with the healthy theme, I have another delicious recipe from my low-fat cookbook. This pesto is delicious and so healthy. Minimal oil, no cheese and no nuts, but still extremely tasty.

Warm Pesto Beef Salad



100 grams mushrooms

1 large yellow capsicum

1 large red capsicum

2 tomatoes

cooking oil spray

200 grams lean beef

1 1/2 cups penne pasta


3 large handfuls basil

2 garlic cloves

2 tablespoons pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons orange juice

1 tablespoon lemon juice

salt and pepper



Slice the mushrooms. Cut the capsicums into large flat pieces, blacken the pieces under a hot grill. Cover with a tea towel until cool then remove skin and chop.

Spray a pan with oil and cook the beef as desired, rest then slice thinly.

To make the pesto, place basil leaves, peeled garlic cloves and pepitas in a food processor. With the motor running, add the oil, orange juice and lemon juice then season well.

Cook the pasta till al dente. Drain, toss with pesto in a large bowl.

Add capsicum, steak, mushrooms and tomato to the penne and mix well. Serve immediately.



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