French Bistro Steak Salad French Bistro Steak Salad

French Bistro Steak Salad | Food styling by Ashley Denton | Prop styling by Catherine Doherty Image by: Jodi Pudge

Flank steaks are large, thin cuts of beef that cook within minutes on the grill. Paired with grilled beans and radishes, and  elevated with a punchy Dijon dressing, this is an easy dinner worthy of any Paris bistro.

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 30 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh tarragon or basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon liquid honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 450 g beef flank marinating steak
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 350 g green beans , trimmed
  • 20 radishes , trimmed and halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 soft-cooked eggs , halved


Dressing: In large bowl, whisk together mustard, vinegar, garlic, tarragon, thyme, honey, salt and pepper; slowly drizzle in oil, whisking until blended. Set aside.

Salad: Rub steak all over with pepper and salt. Toss green beans and radishes with oil. Place steak on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until desired doneness, 10 to 12 minutes for medium-rare. Transfer steak to cutting board; let stand for 5 minutes before thinly slicing across grain.

While steak rests, place vegetables on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning occasionally, until tender and lightly charred, about 5 minutes. Place in bowl with dressing; toss to coat.

Divide vegetables and steak among 4 plates; top each with egg half.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: For perfect slightly soft–cooked eggs, using slotted spoon, gently place eggs in saucepan of boiling water. Boil for 6 minutes. Drain; transfer eggs to bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Peel and serve.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 584 mg
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Protein 29 g
  • Calories 368
  • Total fat 23 g
  • Potassium 547 mg
  • Cholesterol 144 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 11 g


  • Iron 25
  • Folate 25
  • Calcium 7
  • Vitamin A 11
  • Vitamin C 28
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