Steak Salad

belgian steak


belgian steak

Steak salad

I rarely get to see my sister as we don’t live in the same town and time spent with her and her little one goes by so fast. I try to make the most of having her around. We always have so much to catch up on and talk about a few days isn’t enough. Since she has been home for a couple of weeks  I’ve been meaning to make a healthy meal for her and yesterday was the perfect opportunity to do it. I’ve been loving the Leon Healthy Salads recipe book and been making various salads over the last few weeks.

Nick suggested we all have the Belgian Steak Salad from the book however as it was a last-minute decision and the shops were shutting we couldn’t get all the ingredients we needed, so we had to tweak it a little. the following recipe serves 2. As there was four of us we doubled the quantities of the vegetables. Instead of changing  the recipe;below is the original one from Leon Happy Salads.

Prep time : 15 mins cooking time 8 minutes.

1 chicory head * We substituted this with sweet heart cabbage *

1/4 of a radicchio head finely sliced.* sold out of radicchio so nick and I picked red cabbage instead*

1 leek finely sliced

200-250g sirloin steak

1 table-spoon olive oil.

100g chestnut mushrooms

salt and freshly ground pepper


2 tablespoons Mustard mayonnaise

1 tablespoon chopped chives


Mix the chicory , radicchio and leek in a large bowl.

*in my case it was red cabbage, sweet cabbage and leeks*

heat the griddle pan until hot, brush a little olive oil and season. cook the steak on each side for a couple of minutes.remove to a plate and rest uncovered.

Add the mushrooms to the same pan, brown them for a few minutes then set to one side.

dress the chicory* red and sweet heart cabbage* mix with the mustard mayonnaise. Add chives and toss through the cooled mushrooms. Slice the steak and pop on top of the dressed salad.

Belgian steak

The steak was lovely and succulent. I was a bit nervous about the sweet heart  and red cabbage as they were the substitutes for the chicory but it was fine. They complemented the steak really well and it was yummy! We had some Chips to go with it aswell.
I hope to do this more often with my family; sunday dinners don’t always have to consist of roasts. Healthy options can also do 🙂

for more healthy salad recipes you can purchase the Leon Happy Salads recipe book at

belgian steak

 hope you all have a happy and healthy week xoxo Bella

Recipe from Leon: Happy Salads by Jane Baxter and John Vincent (Mitchell Beazley, £15.99)  


  1. nicole
    September 13, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to try this recipe out 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    I just started following along with your blog on bloglovin and I’m obsessed! I would love a follow back<3

    xo Nicole

    • Bella
      September 14, 2016 / 12:28 pm

      Hey nicole ,
      thank-you for your support i really appreciate it. Your blog is amazing! I’ve followed and i look forward to reading more !

      xoxo Bella

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