Grilled Flank Steak with Black Bean and Corn Salsa

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Grilled Flank Steak with a flavorful tomato, corn and black bean salsa is an easy, summer 30-minute weeknight dish!

Grilled Flank Steak with Black Bean and Corn Salsa
Grilled Flank Steak with Black Bean Salsa

In the summer we grill every chance we can! One of my favorite ways to grill meats is to top them with fresh salad or salsa. A few successful examples of this: Grilled Flank Steak with Tomatoes Red Onion and Balsamic and Grilled Chicken Bruschetta.

steak with tomatoes, corn and black beans

This steak dish has a ton of flavor! The flank steak is seasoned with cumin and garlic and grilled to perfection, then topped with a fresh black bean, corn and tomato salsa for a quick and easy weeknight meal.

This dish is dairy-free, gluten-free and takes under 30 minutes to make.

Variations and Tips:

In this Tex Mex version, the flavors can be easily tweaked to suit your family’s taste.

  • Make it spicy with some chopped jalapenõs
  • Sweeten it by adding some chopped pineapple
  • Make it whole30 by swapping the corn and beans for a simple pico de gallo.
  • Make ahead. Season the steak and make the salsa a day ahead, if needed.

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Grilled Flank Steak with Black Bean and Corn Salsa

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250 Cals 25.5 Protein 9 Carbs 9.5 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Tex Mex
Grilled Flank Steak with a tomato, corn and black bean salsa, an easy flavorful weeknight dish!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb flank steak
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper to taste

For the black bean, corn and tomatoes:

  • 3 tbsp red onion, minced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 medium vine ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cups frozen corn kernels, fresh is fine
  • 2 tbsp finely minced cilantro
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Season the steak: Season the flank steak with the crushed garlic, cumin, salt and pepper and set aside 5-10 minutes.
  • Make the salsa: Meanwhile, combine red onions, olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper in a medium bowl and set aside a few minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, black beans, corn, cilantro and set aside.
  • Preheat the grill. Heat a clean lightly greased indoor or outdoor grill on high heat.
  • Grill the steak on high heat, 6-8 minutes on each side or until your desired degree of done-ness. Until a probe thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the steak registers 130F to 135°F for medium to medium rare
  • Let the meat rest about 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Slice the beef into thin slices across the grain, place on a platter and top with corn, black bean and tomato salad.

Nutrition

Serving: 3oz steak plus salad, Calories: 250kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 25.5g, Fat: 9.5g, Sodium: 385mg, Fiber: 2.5g, Sugar: 2.5g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 5
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 6
Keywords: dairy free, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, low carb, Under 30 Minutes

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  1. Made this tonight and it was delicious. My salsa had a little more liquid than I would have liked so I served it on the side with a slotted spoon instead of pouring it on top.  Next time I will probably seed the tomatoes as they were very ripe and juicy. I also added half of an avocado which added some creaminess. So good!  My family loved it.   Gina’s recipes are the best. I make them at least 5 days a week. 

  2. Wow this was simple to make and so tasty!  We had it with some multigrain tortilla chips. Everyone loved it and definitely going into rotation. I used leftover corn from the cob and it worked well.

  3. Sounds easy & looks tasty, but I’m not at all familiar with Flank Steak.  Is it anything like Skirt Steak or Flat Iron Steak?  Is it a fairly tender & juicy cut of beef?  Please don’t laugh at my question, since I’m only familiar with ‘Steak’ cuts like:  Sirloin, Porter House, T-Bone, & New York Strip Steak, aka Strip Steak.  I’d like to give this recipe a try.

  4. This looks delish! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks

  5. Hi,
    I am doing Weight Watchers Blue program and have noticed a lot of the recipes don’t add up points wise to the weight watchers calculator. Can you tell me how you calculate the points? Usually ST is about 2 points less then the WW calculator. Thanks!

  6. Made the salad part of this tonight.  Paired with leftover balsamic chicken which sounds odd but actually went together well.  I didn’t really measure because, no way was I just going to use part of a can of beans.  Home grown tomatoes in peak season with a couple of corn ears.  I used all the ingredients and just sort of made it by visual color.  Yum!

    This one is a keeper

    • I agree about using a partial can of black beans. The recipe looks yummy! I’m going to try it this week🙂

  7. Has anyone made this on the green plan? I’m trying to figure out the points. Thanksz1

  8. Do you know what the points would be on green for WW? I only see blue and i don’t see the Saturated fat to calculate it. Thanks!

  9. I did not fix the salad yet but I made the steak and paired it with a baked yam and sliced peppers. Delicious!

  10. The tomato, corn and black bean salsa knocks this recipe out of the park. It’s the best 4 point meal I’ve ever had!!

  11. This was Soo good! I wasn’t sure I’d like the lime juice, but it really worked with the veggies/black beans. Thank you!

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  13. Made this tonight for dinner, and it was fantastic! Love the corn, tomato and black bean salad. Such great flavors combined with the steak and the nice, easy seasoning blend. I am hooked on Skinny Taste, can’t wait to make more recipes! Such healthy, delicious recipes full of flavor!

  14. Made this tonite for dinner. Easy to make and delicious. Had skirt steak on hand in the freezer so used that. A little higher in tsp but but worth it – I love skirt steak on the grill. Definitely going to be a staple during the summer bbq season! And the black beans, corn and tomatoes are a great side with so many other recipes.

  15. My favorite recipe this week.  Super easy, full of flavor, kids loved it…  soooo good.

  16. I made this for dinner tonight after seeing on your weekly meal plan this morning. My husband loved it as much as I did, and my 8-year old son really enjoyed the flank steak (huge win for the parents of a picky eater). Our outdoor grill didn’t have propane so I broiled the steak on high in our oven for 8 minutes on each side for a perfect medium rare.

    I’ve been a fan, and regularly check out and use your recipes, for about two years (I have both cookbooks!) but I started Weight Watchers last week and will be relying on your amazing ideas even more now. Thanks for all you do and for sharing with us!

  17. Thank you for making weekly plans including WW points for all recipes. Love the complete day plans and grocery list. So helpful and delicious meals

  18. Made this tonight and served it with some jasmine rice and red wine. We absolutely loved it! It is so flavorful and is quick to make.

  19. I made this tonight and doubled it, it was very good and I’m looking forward to eating it again tomorrow! My husband and 4 year old son loved it as well!

  20. The whole family loved this one. The only change that I made was that I added a sliced avocado to the black bean & corn mixture.

  21. Pretty good. Not up to par with some of your other awesome recipes, in my opinion, but fairly easy to make and it wasn't bad. I didn't much care for the black beans/tomatoes/corn mix. I think it would have been better heated instead of cold, but that's just me.

  22. Do you thaw the frozen corn or put it on the grill? Just wondering how you aren't left chomping on frozen corn kernels.

  23. THIS IS LITERALLY THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER EATEN. MAKE IT YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!! TASTES JUST LIKE CHIPOTLE!

  24. I used skirt steak instead and also used 1/2 teaspoon of ancho chili powder when seasoning steak. broiled 6 min. per side and sliced very thin. Everyone thought it was awesome. The salad wasn't a big hit with the kids, but the wife and I thought it was pretty good. Thank you!

  25. Positively delish. Looking forward to making often for my Mexican-loving family.

  26. Too much lime!! Other than that, perfect.

  27. What is the point value of the corn/bean/tomato salad per serving (or, how much of the points is the beef vs. the salad) – old and new points?

  28. Am I missing something or when do you cook the corn and bean mixture?

  29. I have an old recipe for this salad which calls for marinating overnight. Planning to serve it over grilled sirloin patties with a slice of red onion on top of the meat. Sliced avocado on a green salad would round things out nicely.

  30. I made this tonight and my whole family couldn't quite saying how much they liked it! Loved this dish…easy and very good!

  31. Just made this and it was AWESOME!!! The hubs who is not a believer of anything to "top off" your steak absolutely loved it 🙂

  32. Can you do this in the oven instead of the grill? If so, what temperature and for how long? I really want to make this recipe but am not much of a grilling person. Thanks!

  33. Made this and served it just as you did in the picture except that it was on top of a bed of your cilantro lime rice. It was AMAZING. It was a huge hit with family and friends and it fed A LOT of people. My new go-to recipe when having guests! Thank you!

  34. Omg!!! So yummy and easy to make!!!

  35. I'm not on a diet – even though I probably should be – but I've been looking through your site for an hour now. And I'm DEFINITELY making this the next time I can for my boyfriend – he's a steak fanatic.

    Thanks for all the amazing recipes.

  36. I just discovered your website, and I love it! I made this for dinner tonight, and my husband was very happy. I had some left over lettuce so we took everything and made lettuce wraps. Super delicious. Thank you!

  37. 5 Stars to this recipe! It was delicious and came together really quickly. Thanks so much for the great blog- it has inspired me to jump out of our food rut, focusing on fresh, colorful and healthy!

  38. This was an amazing recipe, my whole family loved it. I loved how it was so healthy, tasty and filling. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  39. My sister-in-law told me about your site and how her family loves your food, so I took a look and you have some delicious dinner meals on here. In fact my whole next week I am doing your meals for dinner only. Today I made this recipe, but with Rib Eye steak because my grocer was out of flank. This was wonderful! We have a steak house down here in Tacoma WA named Asado that makes almost the same thing. No longer do I need to go there and spend 30 bucks on one steak when I get get it for half! Thanks for the recipe! 5 stars!

  40. This recipe is perfect in so many ways! It's easy, inexpensive, quick, and extremely tasty. I have already recommended this recipe to a bunch of people. My only comment is on the flank steak cooking time. I used my outdoor gas grill set on high heat to cook the steak, but it only took a total of 7 minutes (3 1/2 minutes each side) and not the 6 to 8 minutes on each side. The steak turned out perfect with the 5 minute rest time under foil. Thank you for making me look like a pro.

  41. Made this tonight!!! Once again another GREAT recipe!!! My sons & fiance loved it!!!

  42. I made this tonight. I didn't have flank steak, but I had a beef tenderloin. OMG….This was SOOOOOO good!! I shared it with all of my WW friends! They are going to love this. Thank you so much Gina for all the good recipes you supply us WW with!!

  43. mmmmmmmmmm…….

  44. Made this Friday night and it was AWESOME! I used the left over's for quesadilla's which was just as good! Thank you Gina, I have spread the word about your web site to all of my friends and at my WW meeting. This web site has been a real blessing with my healthy lifestyle journey.

  45. You have found the way to my heart. This one is a meat lovers dream.

  46. LOVED this dish! Thank you for sharing it!! 🙂

  47. Oh my gosh, just made this and I think it's the best thing I've ever made. So simple and delicious. I think I'll make the salad all the time now too.

    Just a note, I used just under a 1/4 cup of lime juice and I think that was plenty.

  48. This looks very similar to a recipe from the weight watchers website that I had printed awhile back but your dishes always have so much flavor and I will be making this one!

  49. Wondering if that is a Foreman Grill that you used….

  50. Made this last night, LOVED IT! Thanks for another winner!

  51. I made this for dinner last night and it was FANTASTIC! Thanks again for another wonderful, healthy meal!

  52. I made this, this evening! My husband grilled this on a charcoal grill. We all loved it including our 6 year old daughter. I will make this again. The veggie salad was pretty yummy & my daughter asked for more of the salad! We thought the veggie topping would make a great topping on a baked potato too.

  53. This is scrumdiddlyishis. Made this for dinner tonight…YUMMY

  54. WHAT WOULD BE THE POINT PLUS VALUE OF THE SALAD ALONE? THAT IS A GREAT IDEA AND I LOVE THE THOUGHT OF DOUBLING THE RECIPE AND USING THE SALAD FOR SOMETHING ELSE! FABULOUS!

  55. Looks healthy and tasty! Richard

  56. I made this last night and it was my and my husband's favorite so far. I doubled the corn salad recipe so I could have it on its own for lunch today. I would also just make the corn salad to bring to a pot luck picnic this summer. Thanks!

  57. lady, you have done it AGAIN! can't wait to make this… *drool*

  58. What a great recipe for Memorial Day weekend! I have been trying to find a good steak recipe for The Man!

  59. This recipe looks great. If you did not have access to a grill, could you cook the flank steak on the stove (sear it) and finish it off in the oven?

  60. Looks absolutely AMAZING! can't wait to try it.

  61. You have solved my what to make for dinner tonight problem! Thanks for all the great recipes 🙂

  62. I can't wait to try this next week! I think it would be fantastic over greens as well.

  63. I made this tonight and it was DELICIOUS! Thanks for another great recipe:)

  64. You could also make a soft taco out of this. I've been buying the corn/flour combo shells and this would be really good with it.

  65. You've totally read my mind…I have been craving flank steak ever since I had the most amazing meal at Border Grill recently with steak and a corn/black bean relish. I'm definitely going to give this a try!!

  66. Do you think that you could add how much one serving of the topping salad would be?

  67. Looks delicious! I'm always looking for new flank steak recipes as well, and I think this one might have to go on the rotation. Have you tried other veggies for relish? I love the idea, but I'm trying to cut out carbs in my recipes and wondering about ideas for subbing out the corn/tomato.

    Thanks!
    Angie
    www.everafteralways.blogspot.com

  68. Oooooo going on the grocery list. I have to say, you have made me a black bean lover after YEARS of hating them……thanks!!!!

  69. How would this work with Chicken Breast? I am not a steak eater. Would the seasonings for the steak work well with chicken also??

    Love your blog….use your recipes ALL the time!!

  70. This looks amazing Gina! And what an inexpensive cut of meat. Being from Texas, I'd like to thank you for doing tex-mex right! Perfect to make and watch the Spurs game tonight.

    Best,
    Katie