Skirt Steak and Quinoa Salad

Quinoa, described as a "superfood" or a "supergrain," is often used as a substitute for rice. It is commonly considered to be a grain, but it is actually a seed. Quinoa is considered a complete protein source because it contains sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids. It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants. Quinoa is also gluten-free.

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    Quinoa 25.0 grams


    Rocket leaves 70.0 grams

    Rocket leaves

    Cucumbers 100.0 grams


    Cherry Tomatoes 50.0 grams

    Cherry Tomatoes

    Red Radish 30.0 grams

    Red Radish

    Lemon Dressing by Let's Cook 30.0 ml

    Lemon Dressing by Let's Cook

    Steak 200.0 grams


    • Time : 25.0 mins
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    • Calories: 409.0 kcal
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    • Protein : 40.0 g
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    • Fat : 26.0 g
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    • Carb. : 26.0 g
    : Your Kitchen Essentials
    Utensils: Pan | Pot to boil Quinoa | mixing bowl |
    Pantry: Salt | Pepper | Your preferred cooking oil | extra virgin Olive oil |
    : Prepare the Ingredients
    Skirt Steak: Keep it out of the fridge for 15 mintues to bring it to room temperature. Pat dry to remove moisture.

    Wash and dry the vegetables prior to chopping (as required):
    - Rocket Leaves: just wash and dry
    - Cucumber: cut in cubes
    - Cherry Tomatoes: cut in halves
    - Red Radish: cut into slices.
    : Boil the Quinoa
    Soak the Quinoa in water for about 2 minutes then put in a sieve and then rinse it under running cold water to get rid of the excess starch. Rinse for about 30 seconds or until the water runs clear. Bring some water to a boil. For every 100g of Quinoa, you will need 250ml of water.
    Once the water starts boiling then add in some salt. DO NOT add salt until the water starts to boil.
    Turn the heat to medium. Put the quinoa in and cover the pot. Let it cook for about 15 – 20 minutes.
    : Cook the Skirt Steak, Plate and Serve
    Season the Steak with salt and pepper just before cooking it.
    Heat a pan till it is almost smoking hot (Caution: dont overheat the pan). Add a touch of oil just enough to grease the pan.
    Place the steak on the pan and cook for about 10 seconds, flip over and cook the other side, again for about 10 seconds.
    Let is rest for about 5 minutes.

    In a mixing bowl combine ; quinoa, cut vegetables and lemon dressing provided. Mix well. Check and adjust the seasoning.

    Plate and Serve:
    Plate the Steak with salad on the side and Serve.