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Spicy Flank Steak Tacos with Watermelon Salsa

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Ginny Branch
Hands-on time 28 mins
Total time 38 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos)
The three-pepper spice rub gives the steak wonderful complexity.

Ingredients

  • 5/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 green onions, roots trimmed
  • 2 cups finely chopped fresh watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 serrano chile, seeded and chopped
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 335
  • fat 12.8 g
  • satfat 4.8 g
  • monofat 4.6 g
  • polyfat 1.1 g
  • protein 30 g
  • carbohydrate 28 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 83 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 537 mg
  • calcium 152 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

  2. Combine 1/2 teaspoon salt, black pepper, white pepper, and red pepper in a small bowl. Score steak with a sharp knife in a diamond pattern on both sides (1/4 inch deep). Lightly coat steak with cooking spray; sprinkle steak evenly with pepper mixture. Arrange steak on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 5 minutes; cut steak across the grain into thin slices.

  3. Arrange green onions on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes or until slightly charred and tender.

  4. Combine watermelon, mint, juice, oil, chile, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.

  5. Place tortillas on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 1 minute on each side or until lightly charred. Arrange onions down the center of each tortilla; divide steak, salsa, and cheese evenly among tortillas.

Cook's Notes

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