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Garlicky Steak Salad with Chickpeas and Artichokes

No need to be alarmed about all the garlic--the orange juice and soy sauce mellow it out.

Sunset SEPTEMBER 2012

  • Yield: Serves 6 to 8
  • Chill:3 Hours
  • Hands-on:45 Minutes


  • About 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • About 1 1/2 tsp. pepper, divided
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 10 tablespoon orange juice, divided
  • 1 flank steak (1 1/2 lbs.), silverskin trimmed*
  • 12 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 oranges, sliced crosswise
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
  • 10 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 qts. mixed baby greens
  • 2 qts. baby arugula
  • 2 cans (15.5 oz. each) chickpeas (garbanzos), drained and rinsed
  • 8 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shaved parmesan cheese


1. Whisk together 1 tsp. each salt and pepper, the soy sauce, and 6 tbsp. orange juice in a small bowl.

2. Make deep slices 1/2 to 3/4 in. apart across the grain into one side of flank steak, making sure not to cut all the way through and leaving a 1/4 in. uncut edge around steak. Stuff slices evenly with garlic. Arrange half the orange slices in a 9- by 13-in. baking dish and set steak, garlic side up, on top. Arrange remaining orange slices over meat and pour soy marinade over them. Cover dish and chill steak at least 3 and up to 24 hours; let stand at room temperature during last 30 minutes.

3. Heat a grill to high (450° to 550°). Skewer artichokes on two 10-in. metal skewers, brush with 2 tbsp. oil, and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.

4. Oil cooking grate with a wad of oiled paper towels, using tongs. Lay steak on grate, garlic side up (discard oranges); grill, covered, carefully turning once (some garlic will fall out), 6 to 8 minutes total for medium-rare. Transfer steak to a board, tent loosely with foil, and let rest 5 minutes.

5. Meanwhile, grill artichokes, turning once, until lightly browned, about 6 minutes total. Transfer to a plate and remove from skewers.

6. Whisk together remaining 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper, 1/4 cup orange juice, and 1/2 cup oil, the orange zest, and vinegar in a small bowl. Thinly slice steak diagonally across the grain.

7. Toss baby greens, arugula, chickpeas, green onions, and parmesan in a large bowl with about half the dressing. Transfer salad to a platter or plates, top with steak and artichokes, and drizzle with remaining dressing.

*Silverskin is the thin, shiny connective tissue on the outside of the meat that gets stringy when it cooks. Remove it with a sharp knife, or ask a butcher to do it.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 451
  • Calories from fat: 54%
  • Protein: 29g
  • Fat: 28g
  • Saturated fat: 6.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 24g
  • Fiber: 8.7g
  • Sodium: 801mg
  • Cholesterol: 35mg

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Garlicky Steak Salad with Chickpeas and Artichokes recipe