Salad Bar Salsa With Grilled Flank Steak

Salad Bar Salsa With Grilled Flank Steak
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Source: The Smart Shopper Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Renee Comet.

Author Robyn Webb says, "Salsa isn’t just tomatoes. Scour the salad bar and you’ll find a bevy of ingredients to make homemade salsa special. Paired with a juicy, but lean grilled steak, it’s a perfect summer meal."

  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Cook time
    8 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    3 ounces, 1/3 cup salsa
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    3 ounces, 1/3 cup salsa
  • Amount per serving Calories 245

  • Total Fat 12g
    • Saturated Fat 3.3g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 40mg
  • Sodium 180mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 3g
  • Protein 24g
  • Potassium 530mg
  • Phosphorus 220mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 1 Vegetable, 3 Lean meat, 1 Fat



  • yellow corn
    1 cup
  • cherry tomatoes (quartered)
    1 cup
  • red onion (diced)
    1/4 cup
  • green onion (scallion) (minced)
    2 tbsp
  • fresh lime juice
    3 tbsp
  • olive oil
    1/2 tbsp
  • cayenne pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • sugar
    1/4 tsp
  • flank steak
    1 lbs
  • paprika
    2 tsp
  • chili powder
    1 tsp
  • Kosher Salt
    1/2 tsp
  • freshly ground black pepper
    1/4 tsp
  • olive oil
    1 tbsp


  1. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients for the salsa. Set aside.

  2. Trim any excess fat from the flank steak. Using a sharp knife, make 3 diagonal slashes across the top surface of the steak, cutting about 1/3 of the way through the steak. This will prevent it from curling up on the grill.

  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Coat the grill rack with cooking spray or prepare an oven broiler. Cover a broiler pan with foil. Coat the foil with cooking spray. Combine the paprika, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Brush both sides of the steak with the olive oil. Sprinkle both sides with the spice mixture. Grill the steak, about 4–6 inches from the heat source, for about 5 minutes per side or until desired doneness.

  4. Remove the steak from the oven onto a carving board. Let the steak stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Cut the steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Serve with the salsa.