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Flank Steak with Cilantro Salsa Verde Recipe

Flank Steak with Cilantro Salsa Verde Recipe

Even though steak is always a winner in our house, to make it even more special I add jarred salsa verde and top with freshly chopped tomato and avocado. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 beef flank steak or top sirloin steak, 1 inch thick (about 1-1/4 pounds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped


  • 1. Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. Grill steak, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 6-9 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Let stand 5 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, place salsa and cilantro in a food processor; process until blended. Slice steak thinly across the grain; serve with salsa mixture, avocado and tomato. Yield: 4 servings.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.