Cumin-spiced steak with white bean hummus

Jazz up your classic steak and veg with this diabetic-friendly recipe.

  • 35 mins preparation
  • Serves 4
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  • 1½ tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 2 teaspoons pepitas (pumpkin seed kernels)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 500 grams beef fillet steaks
  • extra virgin olive oil cooking spray
  • 2 bunches broccolini (350g)
White bean hummus
  • 400 gram can cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • ½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • 1
    Make white bean hummus.
  • 2
    Dry-fry sunflower seeds, pepitas and cumin seeds in a small heavy-based frying pan over medium heat for 
2 minutes or until golden and aromatic. Using a mortar and pestle or spice grinder, coarsely grind seed mixture. Reserve 1 tablespoon for serving.
  • 3
    Heat a char-grill plate (or char-grill pan or barbecue) over high heat. Coat steaks evenly in seed mixture, spray lightly with oil; cook steaks for 5 minutes each side for medium or until cooked 
to your liking. Cover loosely with foil; rest for 5 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, boil, steam or microwave broccolini until just tender; drain.
  • 5
    Slice steaks into thick slices across 
the grain. Serve steak, broccolini and hummus sprinkled with reserved 
seed mixture.
White bean hummus
  • 6
    Process ingredients until smooth; 
season with pepper to taste.


Dr Jo says: Think about both the quality and the quantity of carbohydrate in your diet. The GI is a useful tool for assessing the quality, but do remember a low GI does not always indicate a healthy food. Ice-cream, for example, may have a low GI, but clearly 
this is not an everyday food!
<br><br>Nutritional count per serving 13.2g total fat (3.5g saturated fat), 1378kJ (329 cal), 10.3g carbohydrate, 35.7g protein, 7.8g fibre, 110mg sodium

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