Zesty Steak with Cucumber Mustard Salsa

Zesty Steak with Cucumber Mustard Salsa
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What Started it all:
Steak, Cucumber, mustard, frying pan

This delightful and fresh Mexican-inspired dish combines the rich flavors of perfectly seared steak with a refreshing cucumber mustard salsa. Perfect for a comforting yet invigorating meal that serves four.


  • 4 steaks (about 200g each)
  • 1 large cucumber, diced
  • 2 tablespoons mustard (your choice of Dijon or whole grain)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (optional for garnish)


  1. Season the steaks with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat and add one tablespoon of olive oil.
  3. Once the pan is hot, add the steaks and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or adjust to your preferred doneness.
  4. Remove the steaks from the pan and let them rest for a few minutes.
  5. In a bowl, combine the diced cucumber, mustard, lime juice, minced garlic, and one tablespoon of olive oil.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly combined.
  8. Slice the rested steaks against the grain for tenderness.
  9. Place the steak slices on a serving platter or individual plates.
  10. Top with the cucumber mustard salsa.
  11. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro if desired.

This zesty steak with cucumber mustard salsa is a wonderful balance of hearty and fresh flavors, perfect for a comforting meal with a touch of zest. Enjoy this dish with your friends and family, and let the vibrant flavors transport you to a sunny Mexican evening.

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