Grilled Flank Steak Salad

This salad is summer on a plate: grilled steak, sweet peppers and corn mixed with fresh leafy greens and a simple cilantro dressing.

Grilled Flank Steak Salad
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Marinate Time:
30 mins
Grill Time:
17 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 recipe Cilantro Dressing

  • 8 ounce beef flank steak

  • 2 small yellow and/or red sweet peppers, seeded and halved

  • 1 ear corn, husks and silks removed

  • 2 green onions, trimmed

  • Vegetable oil

  • 2 cup arugula or mixed greens

  • 4 cherry tomatoes, halved

Cilantro Dressing

  • 3 tablespoon lime juice

  • 2 tablespoon chopped shallot

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 2 teaspoon honey

  • 1 large clove garlic, peeled and quartered

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Prepare Cilantro Dressing. Cover and chill half of the Cilantro Dressing.

  2. Trim fat from steak. Score both sides of steak in a diamond pattern by making shallow diagonal cuts at 1-inch intervals. Place steak in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Pour the remaining Cilantro Dressing over steak. Seal bag; turn to coat steak. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Remove meat from marinade; discard marinade.

  3. Lightly brush sweet peppers, corn, and green onions with oil.

  4. For a charcoal or gas grill, grill steak and corn on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat for 17 to 21 minutes or until steak is medium (160°F) and corn is tender, turning steak once and turning corn occasionally. Add sweet peppers to the grill for the last 8 minutes of grilling and green onions for the last 4 minutes of grilling, turning frequently. Let steak stand 5 minutes.

  5. Thinly slice steak. Coarsely chop sweet peppers and green onions; cut corn from cobs.

  6. Divide arugula between two salad bowls. Place sliced steak, grilled vegetables, and tomatoes on arugula. Drizzle salads with the reserved half of the Cilantro Dressing.

Cilantro Dressing

  1. In a blender or small food processor combine lime juice, shallot, cilantro, olive oil, water, honey, garlic, chili powder, salt, and cumin. Cover and blend or process until combined.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

357 Calories
15g Fat
31g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 357
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 376mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 2.6mg 13%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 1072mg 23%
Folate, total 161.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.8mg

*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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