On A Budget: Steak & Cous Cous Salad Bowl

How could you say no to this colourful dish? It’s just so perfect for those spring/summer days, something healthy but full of flavour and choice, protein and all – also perfect for those post gym sessions (you know with summer coming and all) 

We actually have made something really really similar on the blog last year, but this time we’ve added some cous cous for a bit of change.

Serves: 2 | Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins


– 2 pork loin steak (£1.80)
– 150g cous cous (70p)

– 1 bag of mixed salad (89p)

– 2 hard-boiled eggs, halved

– 1 avocado, sliced (£1)

– 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved  (79p)

– Hand full of croutons (50p)
– 1 lemon, to squeeze

Total: £5.68


1. Salt and pepper the steak on both sides, being sure to rub in the seasoning (we added some garlic and mixed herbs too)

2. Heat the oil in a pan over high heat until slightly smoking. Meanwhile, boil some water in a pan and make your cous cous as instructed on the packet.

3. Sear the steak for about 2 minutes per side, then rest it on a cutting board for 10 minutes and slice the steak.

4. In your serving bowl, combined your salad and cous cous with a squeeze of lemon.

5. Add your eggs, avocados, croutons and tomatoes, then place your steak on top and add the dressing as you wish.

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  1. abbeylouisarose
    May 1, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    I absolutely love cous cous, it's always my go-to accompaniment for a meal because it's so much lighter than something like potatoes! Your plates are immaculately presented as always, everything looks delish!Abbey 💕 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      May 6, 2017 / 8:20 pm

      Cous cous is so underrated and we really want to create more dishes with cous cous!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  2. Llinos Thomas
    May 2, 2017 / 9:45 am

    Oh gosh this has my mouth watering! It looks amazing. Avocado, pork and cous cous, yummy!

    • Food and Baker
      May 6, 2017 / 8:20 pm

      Avocados were definitely the cherry on top! Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  3. Charlotte Clark
    May 3, 2017 / 8:15 am

    So colourful! I really like how inexpensive and easy your recipes are, but they still look great!

    • Food and Baker
      May 6, 2017 / 8:21 pm

      That's the aim, can't go wrong with trying to have good food the inexpensive way!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  4. Francesca Nelson
    May 3, 2017 / 9:11 am

    OMG yes!!! I love couscous but have never thought if trying it with steak!! This looks great and of course the avocado!

    • Food and Baker
      May 6, 2017 / 8:22 pm

      You should so try it! Especially, with some extra avocado!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  5. Lifethrough Tsg
    May 3, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Oh my gosh! This is such a simple yet lovely recipe idea. I definitely need to try making a few more meals like this!Hayley X

    • Food and Baker
      May 6, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      Defo one for the sunnier days!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  6. Anonymous
    May 4, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    I LOVE steak salads, plus they're so easy to change up, so you can never get bored of them! Xx

    • Food and Baker
      May 6, 2017 / 8:25 pm

      Yes exactly! There is so much room for mixing and matching!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

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