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Asian Mango and Grilled Flank Steak Salad

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This quick flank steak salad recipe is loaded with fresh and vibrant Asian inspired flavor, juicy mangos, and is ready in less than 30 minutes! This flavorful dinner salad will satisfy your family for a quick and easy meal this summer!

plate with salad, mango, and steak

Salads really are a great dinner choice.

I know its easy to think they were too much work, what with their long ingredient lists.

But salads that have filling protein, interesting textures and complex flavors are amazing meals, not only for adults but for kids, too!

I know it doesn’t really look all that impressive – just some lettuce, beef and mango. But the flavors hidden inside this steak salad recipe are awesome!
A peanut-infused dressing with lime juice is tossed with a bed of lettuce, cabbage, cilantro and fresh mint. Then a flank steak is marinated with ginger and garlic before being grilled to perfection. Top the whole thing off with fresh, juicy mango, and you have a fantastic summer dinner salad! 

Its a great summer meal for a hot evening!

Try these other great summer dinner salads:

And head over to how to make a kid friendly salad for more tips on how to get your little ones to love eating dinner salads!

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 How to make this flank steak salad

For the full set of directions, please scroll down to the recipe card below:

Marinate the flank steak

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat
  2. In a large ziplock bag, combine the cilantro, sugar, ginger, garlic, fish sauce and soy sauce.
  3. Add the beef and let stand 15 minutes to marinate.

Make the peanut dressing:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the lime juice, water, peanut butter, sugar, and pepper.
  2. Add the lettuce, cabbage, mint leaves, and green onions and toss to coat.

Grill the steak:

  1. Remove the beef from the marinade and place on the grill.
  2. Grill 5 minutes each side, or until grilled to desired degree of doneness.
  3. Remove from grill, cover with foil and allow to stand 5 minutes before cutting into slices.

Assemble the salad:

  1. Divide the salad evenly among 4 plates.
  2. Top evenly with mango and grilled beef.
  3. Enjoy!
asian steak salad with mango on white plate

Get your kids in the kitchen! How they can help make this Asian Steak Salad:

The more you get your kids involved in what goes down in the kitchen, the more likely they will be to eat the meal! Here are some simple ways that your kids can help you cook: 

  • Kids aged 1-3 can help you wash and dry the produce and pick the cilantro and mint leaves off the stems. They can also help you measure out ingredients for the dressing and shake the mason jar.
  • Kids aged 4-6 can help you cut the green onions, cilantro, mint, and mango. They can also help measure and mix together the marinade for the steak and assemble the salads.
  • Kids aged 7-10+ can help you slice the steak after you grill it.

*Please note that these recommendations are generalized, and to please use your personal discretion with your child’s skill level. And always, always supervise! Read more about how to have your children help you in the kitchen.

Side view of steak salad with mango

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Yield: 4 Servings

Grilled Asian Flank Steak and Mango Salad

asian steak salad with mango on white plate

This quick flank steak salad recipe is loaded with fresh and vibrant Asian inspired flavor, juicy mangos, and is ready in less than 30 minutes! This flavorful dinner salad will satisfy your family for a quick and easy meal this summer!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Asian Steak Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 TBSP sugar
  • 1 TBSP peeled grated fresh ginger
  • 1 TBSP minced fresh garlic
  • 1 TBSP fish sauce
  • 1 TBSP low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 lb flank steak, trimmed

Peanut Dressing:

  • 3 TBSP lime juice
  • 2 TBSP water
  • 1 TBSP reduced fat peanut butter
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

Salad:

  • 3 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage (or purple for more color!)
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts, unsalted

Instructions

To Prepare the Asian Flank Steak:

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat
  2. In a large ziplock bag, combine the cilantro, 1 TBSP sugar, ginger, garlic, fish sauce and soy sauce.
  3. Add the beef and let stand 15 minutes to marinate.
  4. Remove the beef from the marinade and place on the grill.
  5. Grill 5 minutes each side, or until grilled to desired degree of doneness.
  6. Remove from grill, cover with foil and allow to stand 5 minutes before cutting into slices.

To Make the Peanut Dressing:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the lime juice, water, peanut butter, remaining 2 tsp sugar, and pepper.
  2. Add the lettuce, cabbage, mint leaves, and green onions and toss to coat.

Assemble the Salad:

  1. Divide the salad evenly among 4 plates. Top evenly with mango and grilled beef.
  2. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 458Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 583mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 6gSugar: 21gProtein: 40g

Nutrition information is an estimate and is provided for informational purposes only. For the most accurate information, please calculate using your specific brands and exact measurements.

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Sue/the view from great island

Wednesday 12th of June 2013

I love this, it's the perfect summer dinner!

korenainthekitchen.com

Thursday 6th of June 2013

Oh man, keep it coming with these salads!! As soon as I read "peanut butter", I know I will be making this... soon!

Amy

Monday 3rd of June 2013

This is a very lovely dish -- perfect for a warm evening.

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