Steak with pistachio pesto

Steak with pistachio pesto

Fresh and delicious barbecue recipe with an Italian touch, add an Italian flare to your barbequed steak with this homemade pistachio pesto recipe.

Steak with pistachio pesto

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


Cuisine: Italian

4 persons

Steak with pistachio pesto


  • 4 Coles Australian No Added Hormones Beef Scotch Fillet Steaks or Porterhouse Steaks
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 200g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 60g Coles Australian Baby Spinach & Rocket
  • 1/3 cup (45g) pistachios, lightly toasted
  • 1/3 cup (25g) finely grated parmesan
  • 60g pkt Coles Australian Baby Rocket
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) extra virgin olive oil


  • Step 1
  • To make the pistachio pesto, place the pistachios, parmesan, rocket, mint, basil and garlic in a food processor and process until finely chopped. With the motor running, add oil in a thin, steady stream until well combined. Season.
  • Step 2
  • Heat a barbecue grill or chargrill on medium-high. Brush the steaks with oil and season. Cook on the grill for 21/2 mins each side for medium-rare or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate. Loosely cover with foil. Set aside for 5 mins to rest.
  • Step 3
  • Thickly slice the steaks and divide among serving plates. Arrange tomato and spinach and rocket on the plates. Season. Serve with the pistachio pesto.


Allow for 5 minutes resting time.

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