LighterLife recipes: Steak and vegetable towers

March 12, 2014 - Recipes

Steak & Tomato TowersThis dish may look elaborate but it’s actually very quick and easy to make, and a great recipe for special occasions. If you feel adventurous, experiment with different colourful vegetables, such as sliced aubergine and grilled peppers.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Serves: 2
Per serving:
313 kcal
51g protein
7g carbs
9g fat



  1. Heat the stock in a frying pan and add the sliced red onion. Cook very gently over a low heat until the stock evaporates and the onion is really tender and slightly caramelized. Remove from the pan, then set aside and keep warm.
  2. Place the mushrooms and courgette slices in the pan juices and cook for a few minutes on each side, until tender. Alternatively, cook them on a hot ridged grill pan.
  3. Meanwhile, grill the fillet steaks on a hot, ridged, cast-iron grill pan or under a preheated hot grill until cooked on both sides.
  4. To assemble each tower, place a slice of tomato on each serving plate, put a cooked mushroom on top and fill with the cooked red onion. Add a grinding of black pepper and put a slice of tomato and another of courgette on top. Cover with the cooked steak and the remaining courgette and tomato slices. Arrange a little pile of rocket or watercress on top and sprinkle with balsamic vinegar, or scatter it around the tower on the plate.
  5. Serve with some steamed or boiled green beans or broccoli and a small baked potato, topped, if wished, with a spoonful of virtually fat-free fromage frais.

To make sure your steaks are perfectly cooked to your liking every time, follow this simple guide:





One thought on “LighterLife recipes: Steak and vegetable towers

Kerry Makinen

Thank you for sharing the recipe with us. I now have something for breakfast.

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