Adobo-marinated Grass-fed Flank Steak With Spinach Salad

steak salad Recipe
Yunhee Kim


Makes 4 servings (serving size: 3 cups spinach and 4 ounces steak)

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes
Cook: 9 Minutes
Marinate: 1 Minute

Nutritional Information

Calories 386
Fat 15 g
Satfat 4 g
Monofat 8 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 30 g
Carbohydrate 36 g
Fiber 14 g
Cholesterol 51 mg
Iron 6 mg
Sodium 649 mg
Calcium 111 mg


For the steak
1 pound grass-fed flank, skirt, or strip steak (about 1/2-inch-thick)
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons adobo seasoning
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
For the salad
2 ears shucked corn
Olive oil cooking spray
1 cup chopped peeled jícama, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
Juice of 1/2 lime
12 ounces baby spinach leaves, washed and dried
1/2 cup diced bottled roasted red peppers
1 diced peeled avocado
1 ounce queso fresco, crumbled
Fresh cilantro, for garnish


1. Place steak in shallow dish. Whisk together next 5 ingredients (through garlic). Pour marinade over steak, and coat both sides. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour.

2. Prepare medium-high grill, or set grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat corn with cooking spray; grill about 5 minutes or until well-marked on all sides. Remove from grill, and let cool. Cut kernels from ears with a sharp knife; set aside.

3. Remove steak from marinade, season both sides with salt. Grill 2–3 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 145° (for medium rare). Transfer to cutting board; let rest 5 minutes before slicing.

4. Toss jícama with lime juice. Put spinach in a large bowl. Add roasted peppers, reserved corn, jícama, avocado, and queso fresco. Toss with bottled Southwestern-style dressing (or our Roasted Poblano Dressing; get the recipe at

5. Thinly slice steak against the grain. Divide salad among 4 plates, arranging steak on top. Sprinkle with cilantro; serve.