Chilli-Rubbed Flank Steak Salad

Posted by Beni Cook
This flavorful salad features tender, juicy slices of spice-rubbed flank steak. It’s a delicious and satisfying high protein meal that’s perfect for any time of year.



467 Cal | 22g Fats | 32g Carbs | 36g Protein



Steak & Rub

  • 450g flank steak, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or canola oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • ¼ cup loosely packed fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup low-fat plain Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon honey⅛ teaspoon salt


  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 420g can low-sodium black beans, rinsed
  • 1 large orange or yellow capsicum, thinly sliced
  • ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 tablespoons pepitas



1) To prepare the steak & rub: Place it in a large glass dish. Combine oil, garlic, chilli powder, cocoa, cumin, cinnamon, pepper, and 1/4 tsp. salt in a small bowl. Rub the mixture on both sides. Cover and refrigerate for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

2) Meanwhile, prepare dressing: Whisk together the coriander, yoghurt, mayonnaise, lime zest, lime juice, garlic, honey, and salt in a separate small bowl.

3) To cook the steak: Preheat grill to medium-high and grill the steak to desired readiness, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to a clean cutting board and let rest for 4 to 5 minutes before slicing.

4) To prepare salad: Combine lettuce, corn, beans, capsicum, and onion in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss to coat.

5) Slice the steak thinly across the grain. Divide the salad among 4 plates, top with the steak, and sprinkle with feta, coriander, and pepitas, if using.


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Beni Cook
Beni Cook is the Head Personal Trainer and Founder of Beyond Best. Beni is a health and fitness expert who develops individualised exercise programs that will meet your own short and long-term objectives, while providing information, advice and encouragement that will enable you to lead your healthiest life, every day.

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