Flank Steak Tagliata with Arugula and Parmesan

Serving a small portion of lean steak over a bed of arugula is an affordable, healthful way to eat red meat. An ample side of veggies further boosts nutrition.

Flank Steak Tagliata with Arugula and Parmesan
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs


  • 1 lemon, halved

  • 3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 4 garlic cloves, grated or minced

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary

  • Kosher salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 1.5-2 pound flank steak

  • 5 ounce arugula (about 5 cups)

  • Freshly shaved Parmesan cheese, for serving


  1. Juice one lemon half into a shallow dish or zip-top bag large enough to hold steak. Add 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, the garlic, rosemary, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and several grinds of black pepper; mix well to combine.

  2. Add flank steak and coat well, using your hands to rub marinade into meat. Cover or seal; refrigerate 1 to 24 hours.

  3. Place a rack in top third of oven. Place a large cast-iron skillet or a roasting pan on rack and preheat oven to 450°F. Let skillet heat for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, take steak out of refrigerator to rest.

  4. Place steak in skillet, and return skillet to oven. Cook 5 minutes, flip steak, then continue to cook until nicely browned and firm, 2 to 4 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer should read 120°F to 125°F for a medium-rare (130°F to 135°F for medium). Transfer steak to a cutting board; let rest 10 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, the juice from the remaining lemon half, and a pinch kosher salt. Add arugula; toss to coat. Spread arugula on a platter.

  6. Thinly slice steak against grain and arrange on arugula. Top with shaved Parmesan as well as a few grinds of black pepper. Serves 4.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

306 Calories
16g Fat
1g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 306
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 220mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 4.2mg 21%
Calcium 133mg 10%
Iron 3.3mg 18%
Potassium 617mg 13%
Folate, total 33mcg
Vitamin B-12 4.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*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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