Tandoori Spiced Sirloin with Summer Couscous

The mint yogurt marinade makes this sirloin steak recipe moist and flavorful. Serve the sliced sirloin recipe over a bed of summer vegetable couscous.

Tandoori Spiced Sirloin with Summer Couscous
Prep Time:
15 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Grill Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 4 6 ounce boneless beef top loin steaks, about 1-inch thick

  • ½ cup plain low-fat yogurt

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh mint

  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoon packed brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoon curry powder

  • 2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 recipe Summer Couscous

Summer Couscous

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup couscous*

  • cup chopped tomato (2 small)

  • cup chopped cucumber

  • cup chopped yellow summer squash

  • ½ cup snipped fresh flat-leaf (Italian) parsley or cilantro

  • cup canned garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained

  • cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • Salt

  • Ground black pepper


  1. Place steaks in a large resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. In a small bowl combine yogurt, mint, lemon juice, garlic, brown sugar, curry powder, paprika, and salt. Pour mixture over steaks. Seal bag and turn to coat steaks. Chill for 1 to 4 hours.

  2. Remove steaks from marinade (some marinade should be clinging to the steaks). Discard marinade. For a charcoal or gas grill, grease grill rack. Place steaks on the rack of a covered grill. Grill until desired doneness, turning once halfway through grilling. Allow 10 to 12 minutes for medium-rare (145°F) or 12 to 15 minutes for medium (160°F). Thinly slice steaks and serve with Summer Couscous.

Summer Couscous

  1. In a small saucepan bring water to boiling. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

  2. In a medium bowl combine couscous, tomato, cucumber, summer squash, parsley, garbanzo beans, feta cheese, oil, lemon juice, and cumin. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and chill until ready to serve.


If you like, substitute quinoa for the couscous. Rinse 1/3 cup quinoa well. In a small saucepan bring 2/3 cup water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender. Drain if neccessary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

665 Calories
41g Fat
33g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 665
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 53%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 979mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 27.8mg 139%
Calcium 181.7mg 14%
Iron 5.4mg 30%
Potassium 912mg 19%
Folate, total 56.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 5.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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