Enjoy this delicious Steak & Mushroom Nicoise Salad recipe, either as a meal on its own or as part of a larger buffet of food.

This recipe serves 4.




  • 1 large sirloin or rump steak (about 350g)
  • 500 g portabello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar


  • 180 g mixed salad leaves
  • 100 g fine green beans, lightly steamed
  • 1 hard boiled egg, cut into quarters
  • 8 baby / fingerling potatoes, boiled and halved
  • 1 large beefsteak tomato, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp capers
  • Handful black olives, pitted
  • Olive oil, for cooking
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

How To Make Niçoise Salad – Method

How to make the niçoise salad dressing:

  1. Whisk all the ingredients, except the olive oil, together.
  2. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking until emulsified.
  3. Taste to adjust seasoning.
  4. Set dressing aside until serving.

How to make the steak and mushrooms:

  1. Preheat a cast iron pan on medium-high heat.
  2. Generously rub the steak with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook steak until you have a deeply golden brown crust on the outside and it is cooked to your liking on the inside (52˚C – 54˚C for medium rare).
  4. Transfer steak to a cutting board.
  5. Allow to rest.
  6. Slice steak against the grain just before serving.
  7. Then, add a fresh drizzle of olive oil to the pan.
  8. Add the portabellos and sauté until golden brown.
  9. Season with salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar.

To serve:

  1. Arrange the salad leaves on a large serving platter.
  2. Top with the mushrooms, steak and the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Layer the ingredients as you go so, when dishing up, everyone gets a little bit of everything.
  4. Drizzle with a little salad dressing and serve with some crusty bread on the side.

Steak & Mushroom Nicoise Salad Recipe Notes

This Steak & Mushroom Nicoise Salad recipe is courtesy of the South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association (SAMFA), a group of farmers who grow and love mushrooms.

They share their passion by promoting all varieties of mushrooms, creating unique recipes that showcase the many flavour profiles of mushrooms, and engaging in charity campaigns that make the world a better place.

Why mushrooms?

These powerful little foods are packed with nutrients and fibres, have very few calories, and are an excellent source of plant protein. If spiced right, they even make a great meat replacement!

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We’ve shared dozens of SAMFA recipes, which you can access in our full Recipes Archive. You may just find your next delicious meal there!

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