Beef and Turnip Salad with Mustard Dressing and Butter Croutons

Beef and Turnip Salad with Mustard Dressing and Butter Croutons
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What Started it all:
Butter croutons egg sugar beef turnip mustard

This delightful dish combines tender beef, earthy turnips, and crispy butter croutons, all brought together with a tangy mustard dressing. Perfect for a satisfying yet light meal.


  • 500g beef (such as sirloin or flank steak)
  • 2 large turnips, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens
  • 2 cups butter croutons
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Season the beef with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and cook the beef for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until it reaches your desired level of doneness.
  3. Remove from heat and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing thinly.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, sugar, and olive oil until well combined.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. If using store-bought croutons, you can skip this step. If making your own, preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  7. Cut bread into small cubes and toss them with melted butter.
  8. Spread the bread cubes on a baking sheet and bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until golden and crispy.
  9. Bring a pot of water to a boil and reduce to a gentle simmer.
  10. Carefully add the eggs and cook for about 7-8 minutes for medium-boiled eggs.
  11. Transfer the eggs to a bowl of ice water to cool, then peel and halve them.
  12. In a large bowl, combine the mixed salad greens and sliced turnips.
  13. Add the sliced beef and pour the mustard dressing over the top.
  14. Toss everything together gently to combine.
  15. Divide the salad among four plates.
  16. Top each plate with butter croutons and halved eggs.

This Beef and Turnip Salad with Mustard Dressing and Butter Croutons is a delightful blend of flavors and textures. The tangy mustard dressing pairs perfectly with the tender beef and crisp turnips, while the butter croutons add a satisfying crunch. Enjoy this dish as a light meal or a hearty appetizer!

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