Spice-Rubbed Flank Steak with Fresh Salsa

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine

This flank steak is brushed with tons of spices. There's cumin, paprika, chipotle chile powder, and even some cinnamon!

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces steak and 1/3 cup salsa)
Total:
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 27 Minutes
Total: 32 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 253
  • Fat: 14.4g
  • Saturated fat: 4.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 8.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrate: 5.6g
  • Fiber: 1.7g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg
  • Iron: 3.2mg
  • Sodium: 415mg
  • Calcium: 30mg

Ingredients

  • Salsa:
  • 2 cups chopped seeded tomato
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • Steak:
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (1 1/2-pound) flank steak, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat grill to high heat.
  2. 2. To prepare salsa, combine first 7 ingredients in a bowl.
  3. 3. To prepare steak, combine garlic powder and the next 6 ingredients (through cinnamon). Brush both sides of steak with olive oil, and sprinkle with spice mixture. Place the steak on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand for 5 minutes. Cut the steak diagonally across grain into thin slices. Serve with salsa.
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