30 Minute Meal

Asian Mango and Grilled Flank Steak Salad

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 might be my new favorite thing. I know I said before that they were too much work, but I might be changing my tune. Turns out I just wasn’t making the right kinds of salads. While this one did have a seemingly long list of ingredients, it went together really quickly, and was oh my gosh, so delicious! I don’t think I’ve ever really stuffed my face with salad before, but I definitely scarfed this one down.

I know it doesn’t really look all that impressive – just some lettuce, beef and mango. But the flavors hidden inside here 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! 
Seriously. Seriously.
And not only was this salad delicious, but it was a big enough plate that I was actually satisfied and not starving 15 minutes later. I know, full, from a salad. Craziness.
pouring peanut dressing on asian steak salad


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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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Grilled Asian Flank Steak and Mango Salad

Grilled Asian Flank Steak and Mango Salad

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

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!


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


  • 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


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: 458 Total Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 90mg Sodium: 657mg Carbohydrates: 32g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 21g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 40g


  • Reply
    June 3, 2013 at 10:50 AM

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

  • Reply
    June 6, 2013 at 12:40 AM

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

  • Reply
    Sue/the view from great island
    June 12, 2013 at 6:31 PM

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

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