Chilli Scotch Beef Salad with Chicory and Avocado

Chilli Scotch Beef Salad with Chicory and Avocado

serves 2


  • 200 g (7oz) lean Scotch sirloin, ribeye or rump steak

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 new potatoes, very thinly sliced

  • 1/2 x 75 g bag of watercress

  • 2 heads chicory, thickly sliced

  • 4 spring onions, sliced

  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled, stoned and thickly sliced

  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli dipping sauce

  • Juice of 1 lime (approx. 2tbsp)

Cooking Method

  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a non-stick frying pan and saute the potato slices until just softened. Push to one side, heat the remaining oil and cook the steak in the hot pan for 4-5 minutes on each side for Medium or until cooked to your liking. Set aside the steak and spread the potatoes out in the pan to continue browning and crisping.
  2. Divide the watercress, chicory, spring onions and avocado between two pasta bowls or plates. Mix together the chilli sauce and lime juice; toss half into the leaves.
  3. Thinly slice the steak and scatter together with the potatoes on top of the salad. Spoon over any remaining dressing; eat whilst the steak is still warm.

Substitute the potato with torn pieces of Ciabatta bread to make rustic croutons. For heartier appetites, why not add a couple of snipped rashers of streaky bacon fried alongside the steak and tossed into the salad.


Serving suggestions

In the convenience age of bagged bistro salad leaves, it’s great to revert back to old-fashioned leaves like peppery watercress and refreshing chicory. Combined with succulent Scotch beef and crispy potato slices, you have a fabulous satisfying salad.

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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