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Barbecued beef with watermelon and watercress salad

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This quick and easy beef salad recipe is an unexpected combination that tastes delicious! It is super refreshing and perfect for warmer weather.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time10 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
A salad of sliced steak, watermelon, feta and greens in a bowl


  • 4 Coles Australian Beef Eye Fillet Steaks
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ¼ seedless watermelon (about 500g), rind removed, thinly sliced
  • 100g watercress, sprigs picked
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 200g marinated fetta, cut into cubes, marinade reserved

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  1. Step 1

    Heat a barbecue grill or chargrill on medium-high. Coat beef in oil and garlic and season well. Cook for 3 mins each side or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate. Cover with foil and set aside for 5 mins to rest.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, cook watermelon on grill for 1-2 mins each side or until lightly charred.
  3. Step 3

    Arrange watermelon, watercress, mint, onion and fetta on serving plates. Thinly slice beef and add to salad. Drizzle with 2 tbsp of reserved fetta marinade. Season. Serve immediately.