Flank Steak Tacos with Avocado and Red Onion Salad

Flank Steak Tacos with Avocado and Red Onion SaladRecipe

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Jeffrey Larsen

This combination is also delicious layered in bolillos (crusty Mexican rolls) or soft French rolls.

Serves 6


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1 flank steak (about 1 lb.)
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 teaspoon pepper, divided
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
2 ripe avocados, peeled, quartered, and thickly sliced crosswise
1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 jalapeño chile, thinly sliced
1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons lime juice
12 corn tortillas (6 in. wide)


Total: 25 Minutes

1. Heat a grill to high (450° to 550°). Brush steak with 1 tbsp. oil, 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper, and the smoked paprika. Grill steak, covered, turning once, 6 to 8 minutes total for medium-rare (cut to test). Lift to a cutting board and loosely cover with foil (keep grill on).

2. While steak rests, toss avocados, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, remaining 2 tbsp. oil, and remaining 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper in a large bowl.

3. Thinly slice steak against the grain. Quickly grill tortillas a few seconds on each side to warm them. Serve steak with salad and tortillas.

Created date

June 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 428
Caloriesfromfat 50 %
Protein 19 g
Fat 24 g
Satfat 4.6 g
Carbohydrate 35 g
Fiber 6.8 g
Sodium 359 mg
Cholesterol 29 mg