Balsamic Steak and Feta Salad

  • 5MINS
  • 2MINS
  • 179KCAL

Sizzling steaks with a zingy balsamic dressing, ready in minutes and perfect for slimming plans like Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories179
  • Carbs14g
  • Protein19g
  • Fat4.5g
  • Saturates2.1g
  • Sugars12g

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Steak is one of our favourite quick and easy dinners, and we’ve used flat steaks in this Balsamic Steak and Feta Salad for a meal in minutes! 

The key to the delicious flavours in this recipe is the marinade: don’t skip this step as it allows all the flavours to infuse into the beef steaks so you get a zingy, zesty balsamic taste in every bite. 

The sweet and tangy dressing compliments the salty Feta cheese perfectly for a summery salad that’s full of flavour. Try it for lunch or dinner, served with crusty wholemeal rolls or a slice of sourdough for extra crunch! 

What diets is this Balsamic Steak and Feta Salad suitable for?

Balsamic Steak and Feta Salad can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions; 

  • Use Henderson’s Relish as it’s a gluten free version of Worcestershire sauce.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Balsamic Steak and Feta Salad recipe?

  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this Balsamic Steak and Feta Salad recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this Balsamic Steak and Feta Salad recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 6 Points per portion of this Balsamic Steak and Feta Salad recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Balsamic Steak and Feta Salad?

We’ve used sizzle steaks which are thinner and cook much faster than standard steaks. You can find them in most supermarkets. You could use thicker steaks if you prefer, but you’d need to marinate and cook them for longer.

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A griddle pan, like this one, leaves grill marks on steak and leaves it succulent and nicely coloured.

Marinating should be done in a non-metallic bowl, like this one, to avoid impairing the flavour.

How many calories are in this Balsamic Steak and Feta Salad?

There are 179 calories per portion in this Balsamic Steak and Feta Salad, which means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. 

This Balsamic Steak and Feta Salad is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

In a small bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients and season with a little salt and pepper. Place the steaks in a non-metallic dish and pour over the marinade. Cover with cling film and pop in the fridge for 30 minutes.

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Step 2

Arrange the lettuce, cherry tomatoes and radishes on your serving plates, sprinkle over the sweetcorn and crumble over the Feta cheese. It’s nice to leave some chunks of Feta so don’t break it down too much.

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Step 3

In a small bowl, combine the dressing ingredients and leave to one side.

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Step 4

Preheat the griddle or frying pan and place the steaks in the pan. As the steaks are very thin, a minute on each side will cook them through.

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Step 5

Remove from the pan and allow to rest for a minute. Slice the steaks into thin slices and arrange on top of the salad.

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Step 6

Drizzle the salad with the dressing and serve.

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How do you know when Balsamic Steak and Feta Salad is cooked?

You should cook this Balsamic Steak and Feta Salad until the steak is cooked through. This will only take a minute or so on each side.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Balsamic Steak and Feta Salad in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Balsamic Steak and Feta Salad in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. You can enjoy the steak cold, but we would not recommend reheating.

Can I freeze Balsamic Steak and Feta Salad?

This recipe can’t be frozen, but you can marinate the steaks overnight in the fridge so they’re ready to cook when you’re ready! You can also pre-chop the salad and make the dressing, ready to mix before serving.

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Balsamic Steak and Feta Salad

Sizzling steaks with a zingy balsamic dressing, ready in minutes and perfect for slimming plans like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    2 MINS
  • KCals 179
  • Carbs 14G
  • WW Points:
  • 7 Green
  • 6 Blue
  • 6 Purple

Ingredients

For the marinade

  • 4 thin cut beef sizzle steaks approx 250g/9oz total weight
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce or Henderson's Relish
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • ½ tsp garlic granules
  • salt and black pepper to taste

For the salad

  • 2 little gem lettuce thinly sliced
  • 6 cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 4 radishes thinly sliced
  • 50 g canned or frozen sweetcorn defrosted and/or drained
  • 40 g reduced fat Feta cheese

For the dressing

  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 5 g fresh basil leaves finely chopped
  • 5 g flat leafed parsley stalks removed and finely chopped

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Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients and season with a little salt and pepper. Place the steaks in a non-metallic dish and pour over the marinade. Cover with cling film and pop in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. Arrange the lettuce, cherry tomatoes and radishes on your serving plates, sprinkle over the sweetcorn and crumble over the Feta cheese. It's nice to leave some chunks of Feta so don't break it down too much.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the dressing ingredients and leave to one side.
  4. Pre-heat the griddle or frying pan and place the steaks in the pan. As the steaks are very thin, a minute on each side will cook them through.
  5. Remove from the pan and allow to rest for a minute. Slice the steaks into thin slices and arrange on top of the salad.
  6. Drizzle the salad with the dressing and serve.

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Recipe notes

Tip: Don't skip the marinating time! You can marinate the steak for longer or even overnight to let the flavours infuse for longer.

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