Griddled Steak Salad with a feisty anchovy & caper dressing

June 17, 2022

This article was written for Annabel & Grace, which is now part of Rest Less.

Thanks go to Karen W. who, many years ago, served us an anchovy & caper dressing which my tastebuds thought was wonderfully feisty and went perfectly with beef. This recipe for Griddled Steak Salad has two dressings – one for the warm salad, the other the aforementioned anchovy & caper melange.

Griddled Steak Salad with a feisty anchovy & caper dressing

Recipe by GraceDifficulty: Easy



The following ingredients will serve two, but are easily doubled or trebled depending on how many lucky people you are making this for.



  • 150g unpeeled new potatoes, thickly sliced

  • 160g fine green beans

  • 160g frozen peas

  • 200g thickly cut piece of steak

  • 160g Romain lettuce, roughly torn into pieces


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tsp cider or red wine vinegar

  • ¼ tspn English mustard powder

  • 2 tbsp chopped mint

  • 2 tbsp chopped basil


  • 6 – 8 anchovies

  • Tbsp capers, drained

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • Large clove garlic, minced

  • ½ tbsp finely chopped parsley


  • Cook the potatoes for 5 mins in a large pan of boiling water. Top with a steamer and add the green beans and cook for a further 5 minutes. Add the frozen peas and cook for 2 more minutes. Drain.
  • Mix the salad dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Brush the steak with a little oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook on a hot griddle – 4 minutes per side is about right for a succulent pink interior. Transfer to a plate to rest for at least 5 minutes.
  • Mix the warm vegetables into the dressing until coated, then add the lettuce. Pile onto a large platter or bowl. Slice the steak and arrange on the top. Serve the anchovy & caper dressing in a separate bowl.


  • You can add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice to either dressing if you’d like
Griddled Steak Salad with a feisty anchovy & caper dressing - these sweety drop red peppers are great with this dish

If you were wondering what those tiny red teardrops are, I found them at Waitrose. They are called Sweety Drop Red Peppers and they add colour and sweetness to so many dishes.

The gift of wine that lasts a lifetime

Join The Wine Society or give a gift membership and get access to quality wines at fair prices with free next-day delivery on every single order, and a money-back guarantee. T&Cs** apply.

**If your order is for a gift, the recipient must be over 18 years. By placing your order, you confirm that the recipient is over 18 years old.

Join now

Get the latest ideas, advice and inspiration

No spam. Just useful and interesting stuff, straight to your inbox. Covering jobs, finance, learning, volunteering, lifestyle and more.

By providing us your email address you agree to receive emails and communications from us and acknowledge that your personal data will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions. You can unsubscribe at any time by following the link in our emails.

Enjoying Rest Less? Help us reach more people like you

Leave us a rating Want to tell us something?