Seared Steak with Green Olive Relish

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5 min


4 adult servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 5 minutes, Standing time: 5 minutes
Seared Steak with Green Olive Relish

Photo: Maya Visnyei

Steak is the star of this meal for grown-up palates, with a roasted veggie side dish that works for diners big and small.


  • 1/3 cup chopped pitted green olives
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp minced or grated garlic
  • 2 1-in. thick strip loin steaks , (about 300 g each)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp coarse black pepper
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter


  • Combine chopped olives, parsley, vinegar, mustard and garlic in a bowl. Reserve. Pat steaks dry with a paper towel and season on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a cast iron or heavy frying pan on medium-high. Add oil and carefully tilt pan to coat. Add steaks and sear on one side for 2 to 3 min oruntil evenly browned. Turn steak over and add butter to pan. Cook, spooning melted butter over steaks, for 2 to 3 min longer or until steak is cooked to desired degree of doneness.
  • Remove from pan and let stand for 5 min before slicing against the grain. Serve with olive relish.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 329,
  • Protein
  • 30 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1 g,
  • Fat
  • 22 g,
  • Fibre
  • 0 g,
  • Sodium
  • 403 mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent May 2014 issue.