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Grilled Flank Steak with Corn, Black Bean and Avocado Salad

Points® value
Total Time
31 min
20 min
11 min
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Uncooked lean flank steak

1 pound(s)


1 clove(s), large, peeled and smashed with side of a knife

Fresh lime juice

1 tsp(s)

Table salt


Black pepper

pinch(es), freshly groundSalad

Jalapeño pepper

1 tbsp(s), minced (do not touch seeds with bare hands)*

Cooked corn

1 ear(s), small, cooked, kernels removed


½ medium, peeled, pitted and diced

Canned black beans

1 cup(s), drained and rinsed

Fresh lime juice

4 tsp(s)


2 tbsp(s), fresh, minced

Table salt


Black pepper



  1. Preheat grill to medium hot.
  2. Score steak on one side by making shallow crisscross slashes with a sharp knife; rub garlic over cut surface of steak. Brush steak with lime juice and season with salt and pepper; set meat aside for 10 minutes to allow meat to absorb flavours.
  3. Meanwhile, combine salad ingredients in a medium bowl; stir gently and set aside.
  4. Grill flank steak for 5 minutes on first side; flip and grill until well-browned on outside and medium-rare inside, about 5 to 6 minutes more. Immediately remove steak from grill and set aside on a clean plate for 5 minutes for meat to reabsorb juices. Thinly slice steak across grain and serve with salad. Yields about 3 1/2 ounces of steak and 1/2 cup of salad per serving.


*One tablespoon of minced jalapeno equals one very small chile. Taste a piece. If it has no bite, add 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes to the salad.Letting cooked meat sit to reabsorb its juices is key to a great steak.