Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Bar, Lindsey Lower
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup salad and 3 1/2 ounces beef)

Grilled Asian Flank Steak with Mango Salad delivers a wonderful combination of flavors, and this one-dish meal is on the table in just 40 minutes. The mango adds a nice sweetness to the overall dish while the peanut butter adds a mild peanutty flavor to the dressing.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 2

Combine chopped cilantro, 1 tablespoon sugar, and next 4 ingredients (through soy sauce) in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add beef; let stand 15 minutes. Remove beef from marinade; reserve marinade.

Step 3

Place beef on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with reserved marinade. Grill 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from grill; cover with foil. Let stand 5 minutes; cut across grain into thin slices.

Step 4

Combine lime juice, 2 tablespoons water, peanut butter, remaining 2 teaspoons sugar, and pepper in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add lettuce and next 4 ingredients; toss to coat. Divide salad evenly among 4 plates; top evenly with mango. Serve with beef.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

One of my faves

May 24, 2016
This is so good. the meat is so tasty and you really don't need a long marinade to get the flavors. I add cucumber, carrots and avocado and sometimes even rice or udon noodles. Love this!

Meat tasty, dressing not so much

September 09, 2015
My husband and I thought the meat was delicious, hence the four stars. Neither of us cared for the dressing. We tried it on a bit of lettuce before dressing the salad. The dressing was too tart and too thin for our tastes. I ended up making a simple vinegar and oil dressing using lime olive oil, lemon balsamic vinegar, s & p and a bit of red pepper flakes. I would definitely make this again with my modifications. 

So Good

July 26, 2015
This was absolutely delicious. The marinade was wonderful and the flank steak was surprisingly tender. (It often isn't.) As per other reviewers' suggestions, I marinated it for about 3 hours, and I think even longer would be good. The balance of flavors in the marinade was wonderful, yet did not overwhelm the taste of the meat. We grilled the meat over charcoal, and that bit of smokiness and the light char on the steak were perfect. And the salad was a perfect accompaniment (it would be good with many dishes!). We were both so impressed with how delicious such a simple meal was. Highly recommended!!!

Light and tasty

June 27, 2015
We made this with venison steak and it was super tasty! Great spring/summer salad. 

cmjmayer's Review

February 25, 2015
loved it.

tnwalsh's Review

June 28, 2014
Not a flank steak fan so used some tenderloin I had in the freezer (oh darn!). Otherwise, made it according to instruction, including the mint which we are not fans of. It was amazing. The flavors blend great. It's into the favorites list.

cb1986's Review

June 23, 2014
Love, love, love this recipe! Made a few changes for the meat marinade based on what I had in the kitchen (parsley for cilantro, oyster sauce for fish sauce), and added a teaspoon of rice vinegar (personal preference). This meat is amazing! I also marinated it all day, rather than 15 minutes the recipe suggests. Again, I added in rice vinegar in the dressing, as I thought it was a little one note otherwise. Delicious as a salad all-together. Used the marinade for just meat, ate with rice and veggies. So delicious. Plan on trying with chicken soon for kabobs!

carolfitz's Review

May 22, 2014
Excellent. Used cilantro stems & leaves in the marinade Otherwise made to recipe using trimmed sirloin. Great flavors & colors. Served CL's tomato-poblano soup while the steak rested.

j2haynes's Review

March 05, 2014
Excellant marinade. I used flat iron steak. It was very tasty and tender. The salad was interesting. I think I will leave it off next time, and there will be many next times.

CarrieLMB's Review

July 14, 2013
Fantastic! So delicious! Marinated for an extra 15 minutes! Salad was a delightful change of pace. Served with potatos and onions.