Thursday, July 30, 2009

Grilled Flank Steak with Corn, Black Bean and Avocado Salad

This is another recipe from the Summer Weekend Wizards cooking group. This was very fast and easy to come together. This was my first time making flank steak, but it will not be my last. The steak was juicy and had great flavor. The salad was a nice contrast with the smooth and creamy avocado. I added an extra jalapeno for some added heat.

Grilled Flank Steak with Corn, Black Bean and Avocado Salad
from Weight Watchers

1 pound lean flank steak
1 medium garlic clove, peeled, and smashed
1 tsp lime juice
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

1 jalapeno pepper, minced (added 2 peppers)
1 small corn on the cob, cooked, kernels removed
1/2 medium avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
4 tsp lime juice
2 tbsp cilantro, minced
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

  • Preheat grill to medium hot.

  • Score steak on one side by making shallow crisscross slashes with a sharp knife; rub garlic over cut surface of steak. Brush steak with lime juice and season with salt and pepper; set meat aside for 10 minutes to allow meat to absorb flavors.

  • Meanwhile, combine salad ingredients in a medium bowl; stir gently and set aside.

  • Grill steak for 5 minutes on first side; flip and grill until well-browned on outside and medium-rare inside, about 5 to 6 minutes more. Immediately remove steak from grill and set aside on a clean plate for 5 minutes for meat to reabsorb juices. Thinly slice steak across grain and serve with salad. Yields about 3 1/2 ounces of steak and 1/2 cup of salad per serving.

1 comment:

Jennie said...

I could do with this recipe tonight! Got all the ingredients except for the steak. Mmmm...maybe chicken?

Thanks for sharing! : )