There’s a reason meat and three veg was so popular. It’s easy, satisfying and nutritious. This recipe has all those benefits but it’s flavoursome too.
It’s packed full of protein and super lean so it’s perfect for dinner after an evening workout. The flat iron steak legit takes 6 minutes to cook. Pop the brussel sprouts on at the same time and serve up with sunflower seed pesto, fresh rocket and some pecorino—yum.
If you want, you can simply omit the dairy and it still tastes sensational. Plus, you get your weekly hit of iron, protein and zinc from the beef. Win win baby.
400g piece flat iron steak
Pesto: (Nut Free)
2 cups basil leaves, picked
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
1 cup sunflower seeds
2 cloves garlic, peeled
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast+ OR 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
sea salt and black pepper
400g brussels sprouts, halved
2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
2 teaspoons lemon rind, keep the lemon and cut for serving
Parmesan (if desired) and rocket for serving
Alternatively if you’re super short on time or should you not wish to make your own pesto, you can use a good quality store purchased pesto instead.
+ Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast, rich in B vitamins, which has a ‘cheesy’ flavour. Great for those who might be dairy intolerant or allergic, but still want the cheese tasting component to their pesto.