Flank Steak and Plum Salad with Creamy Chimichurri Dressing

Flank Steak and Plum Salad
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Grill Time:
10 mins
Stand Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 8 ounce beef flank steak

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 medium sweet onion, such as Vidalia or Maui, sliced horizontally into 1/2-inch-thick slices

  • 2 teaspoon olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 6 cup fresh mâche (lamb's lettuce) or baby greens

  • 4 ripe plums, pitted and cut into thin wedges

  • 1 recipe Creamy Chimichurri Dressing

Creamy Chimichurri Dressing

  • ¾ cup light mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • teaspoon salt


  1. Trim fat from meat. Sprinkle meat with cumin and salt. Brush onion slices on both sides with oil; sprinkle with pepper. For a charcoal or gas grill, place meat and onion slices on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium-hot heat. Grill meat for 10 to 14 minutes for medium-rare to medium doneness (145°F to 160°F) and onion slices about 10 minutes or until tender, turning both meat and onion slices once halfway through grilling time. Let meat stand for 5 minutes. Thinly slice meat. Coarsely chop onion.

  2. Place mâche in a large salad bowl or arrange on a large platter. Top with meat, onion, and plums. Drizzle with half of the Creamy Chimichurri Dressing. If desired, pass remaining dressing.

Creamy Chimichurri Dressing

  1. In a small bowl stir together mayonnaise, yogurt, vinegar, and garlic. Stir in parsley, crushed red pepper, and salt. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week. Before serving, if necessary, stir in enough milk to reach desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

336 Calories
22g Fat
19g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 336
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 546mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 44.3mg 221%
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Potassium 775mg 16%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*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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