Savory pan-seared skirt steak cooked to perfection with baby spinach salad tossed in a zesty homemade lime dressing. Serve with a red wine, such as Redgate Shiraz.


Recipe Summary

35 mins
6 mins
41 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Mix 2 tablespoons olive oil, balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon kosher salt, 1 tablespoon black pepper, garlic, sazon seasoning, and red pepper flakes together in a large bowl. Add flank steak; mix until well-coated.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add steak in a single layer; cook until browned, about 3 minutes per side.

  • Whisk remaining 2/3 cup olive oil, juice of 2 limes, zest of 1 lime, remaining 1 tablespoon kosher salt, remaining 1 tablespoon black pepper, and garlic powder in a large bowl to make dressing.

  • Place onion, baby spinach, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil in bowl with dressing; toss until combined. Serve salad with steak.

Cook's Notes:

Use skirt steak instead of flank steak if desired.

Substitute table salt for the kosher salt if preferred.

For best flavor, marinate the meat overnight in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

638 calories; protein 27.1g; carbohydrates 15.8g; fat 53g; cholesterol 61.8mg; sodium 3172.3mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
The marinade for the meat is excellent! I only had 2 hours for marinating time and the meat came out super tender. I'm anxious to try this again when I can let it sit in the fridge all night. The vinegar smells strong but don't let it scare you off because it tenderizes the meat nicely and cooks off during cooking. I did choose to grill the meat out of personal preference but that is the only change I made. The one thing about the recipe I didn't love was the salad dressing. It needed acidity in my opinion so next time I will add a splash of red or white wine vinegar. This recipe is excellent and is one I will make often. Thanks for sharing! Read More