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Persian low fat beef skewers with minty bean salad

Upgrade your barbecue with these low calorie and low fat sizzling beef skewers.

Serves 4

Prep Time 20 min + marinating

Cooking Time 10 min


  • 50g low-fat natural yogurt
  • ½tsp turmeric
  • 1tsp sumac, plus extra to sprinkle
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Juice ½ lemon
  • 500g lean rump steaks, cut into cubes
  • 2 red peppers, cut into 2cm pieces
  • Cooking oil spray
  • 4 large plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 400g can cannellini beans in water, rinsed and drained
  • ½ x 25g pack fresh mint, leaves roughly chopped
  • Lemon wedges, to serve


  1. Combine the yogurt, turmeric, sumac, garlic and half the lemon juice in a shallow non-metallic dish. Add the steak and stir to coat. Cover and set aside to marinate for at least 1 hr (chill if marinating for longer than this, then bring to room temperature before cooking).
  2. Heat the barbecue to hot. Thread the steak and peppers alternately on to 8 short skewers (pre-soaked in water if wooden). Spray with oil, then cook on the barbecue (or cook in a hot non-stick griddle pan on the hob) for 5–6 min, turning, until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate, cover with foil and set aside to rest.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the tomatoes, cucumber, beans, mint and the remaining lemon juice in a salad bowl. Season with black pepper.
  4. Sprinkle the beef skewers with extra sumac and serve with the bean salad and lemon wedges.

Nutrition per serving

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266kcal 34.8g 6.9g 3.3g 7.6g 9.1g 0.3g 111mg 16.6g 5.2mg

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