Jalapeño Lime Marinated Flank Steak Salad
Outrageously good Tex-Mex Flank Steak Salad stars a jalapeño lime marinated steak, sweet corn, cheddar cheese, creamy avocado, and crunchy tortilla strips. Full of flavor, color, and nutritious deliciousness!
Jalapeño Lime Marinated Steak
Cilantro Avocado Dressing
- 2 cups mixed greens
- 1 bunch lacinato kale, de-stemmed and chopped
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup sweet white corn, kernels removes, cooked or raw
- 1/4 cup tortilla strips
- 1 avocado, cubed
For the steak
Preheat the air fryer to 400F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine avocado oil, paprika, pepper, sugar, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, and lime zest. Add the steak and toss to coat. Marinate for 30 minutes.
Air fry for 10 minutes, flipping the steak halfway through. When the steak is finished cooking, remove it from the air fryer and squeeze lime juice from half a lime over it. Let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing. When ready, slice the steak into bite sized pieces.
To make the steak in the oven, preheat the broiler on high, place the steak on a baking sheet on the top rack and cook for 6 minutes for medium rare. Squeeze lime juice from half a lime over the steak and allow it to rest for 10 minutes before slicing
For the avocado dressing
Add the avocado, greek yogurt, lime juice, cilantro, olive oil, vinegar, water, and fresh cracked pepper to a food processor or blender and process on high for 1-2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. If you like your dressing thinner, you can add 1 tbsp of water at a time until the desired consistency is reached (I ended up using about 4 tablespoons).
For the salad
Add kale to a large mixing bowl and add half of the avocado dressing, along with a pinch of salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Using your hands, massage the dressing into the kale for a minute or so until the kale reduces in volume and gets softer.
Mix in the steak, tomatoes, corn, shredded cheese, avocado, tortilla strips, and the rest of the dressing.
Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 416mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 696IU | Vitamin C: 119mg | Calcium: 278mg | Iron: 4mg