Cucumber Chickpea Steak Salad

If you can open a can and cut a cucumber, you can make this salad! This refreshing and easy-to-make steak & cucumber salad combines the crunchiness of cucumbers with the briny flavor of olives. You can make this salad as a main dish or a side salad for a protein and fiber-packed meal! Remember the Ponzu sauce! Ponzu sauce can be used in various dishes, from marinades to salad dressings to dipping sauces. It's a versatile ingredient that can add flavor to multiple cuisines, not just Japanese dishes.


  • 1 T grain dijon mustard
  • 3 T ponzu sauce
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 1 finely diced shallot (optional)


  • 1 Pre 10oz Ribeye steak
  • 1/4 t kosher salt
  • 1 14oz can chickpeas
  • 1 4oz can sliced green olives
  • 1/4 red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 English cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 C favorite micro-greens (we used pea shoots)
  • 1 T sesame seeds
    1. Remove steak from packaging, blot with paper towel and drizzle lightly with a few drops of cooking oil. Season with salt and set aside.
    2. Place mustard, shallot, and ponzu sauce in a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake vigorously until combined. Add oil and shake again, until emulsified. Shake again before dressing salad. If you have extra dressing it will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
    3. Put red onions in a small bowl and mix with 2 T dressing, set aside. Onions can be marinated in the dressing for up to 24 hours before adding to the salad, depending how strong you want them.

    4. Heat a cast iron pan over medium high heat, cook steak for 3 to 4 minutes per side, until internal temperature reaches 125 for medium rare. Remove steak from pan and let rest while you prepare the salad.
    5. Add the chickpeas, olives, red onion, and cucumbers in a large bowl and toss with dressing to coat.

    6. Add micro greens and gently toss again, place in serving bowl or plates. Slice the steak against the grain in to thin strips and add to the salad, sprinkle sesame seeds and serve.


Amount per 100g