Beef Summer Panzanella

Alternatively, use BBQ hot plate or grill to cook cucumber and beef.

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Beef Summer Panzanella

This dish most recently appeared in My Express Food Bag on Sunday, February 25, 2018.

Summer Panzanella

  • 1 pack kumara
  • ½ red onion, sliced 1cm
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons Italian rub
  • ½ bag baby spinach *
  • ½ bag radishes *
  • 2 tomatoes
  • ¼-½ telegraph cucumber *
  • 3 tablespoons picked basil leaves
  • ½-1 sachet raspberry vinaigrette


  • 1 pack beef rump steak (at room temperature)

To Serve

  • 1 pottle tomato pesto
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Preheat oven to 230°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper. Preheat BBQ hot plate or grill to high (if using). Toss kumara and onion with honey, Italian rub and a drizzle of olive oil on prepared tray. Season and bake (on second highest rack) for 15-20 minutes until tender. Turn once during cooking. Turn oven to high grill and cook a further 3-5 minutes, until caramelised.
  • 2 While kumara cooks, prepare rest of summer panzanella. Roughly chop spinach; thinly slice radishes; dice tomatoes 1cm. Add all to a large bowl and set aside.
  • 3 Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan on high heat. Cut cucumber into 1cm rounds and cook for about 2 minutes each side until golden. Set aside to cool. Return pan to high heat with a drizzle of oil.
  • 4 Pat beef dry and season. Cook for 2–3 minutes each side for medium (depending on thickness), or until cooked to your liking. Set aside, covered, to rest for 2-3 minutes before slicing thickly against the grain.
  • 5 Add cooked kumara and onion to bowl with veggies along with basil leaves, raspberry vinaigrette and cucumber and season. In a small bowl, mix together tomato pesto and mayonnaise.
  • 6 To serve, divide summer panzanella between plates and top with beef and a dollop of tomato pesto mayonnaise.
  • SERVES 5

Nutritional Information

  • Energy: 2353 kj / 562 kcal
  • Protein: 27.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 40.5g
  • Fat: 31.2g


  • Pantry staple
  • * Shared ingredient with another recipe

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