Halved tomatoes keep their shape but get smoky-sweet flavor when grilled alongside the spice-rubbed steak in this healthy dinner recipe. The cool, crunchy cucumber relish is also spectacular served with grilled pork or chicken.

Vivian Howard
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2016
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Ingredients

Flank Steak & Tomatoes
Cucumber Herb Relish

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To marinate steak: Combine 1 tablespoon sugar, paprika, cumin, granulated garlic, pepper and 1 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Rub the mixture all over both sides of steak. Refrigerate, uncovered, for 1 day.

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  • To prepare relish: Combine cucumbers and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Let stand for 30 minutes. Stir in scallions, mint, parsley, garlic, oregano, sugar, crushed red pepper, 1/3 cup oil, vinegar and lemon juice. Let marinate at room temperature for 1 hour more.

  • To grill steak & tomatoes: About 30 minutes before you're ready to grill, remove the steak from the refrigerator. Preheat grill to high.

  • Brush the steak with 2 tablespoons oil. Toss tomatoes with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, garlic, thyme and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  • Grill the steak 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Grill the tomatoes, cut-side down (without turning), until softened and lightly marked, 3 to 4 minutes. Let the steak rest for 10 minutes; thinly slice against the grain (see Tip). Serve the steak and tomatoes with the cucumber herb relish.

Tips

For tender sliced steak, particularly from tougher cuts like skirt and flank steak, thinly slice it crosswise against (or “across”) the grain. The grain is literally muscle fibers and looks like long, thin grooves in the meat.

Nutrition Facts

391.3 calories; protein 26.5g 53% DV; carbohydrates 11.8g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2.7g 11% DV; sugars 7.1g; fat 26.2g 40% DV; saturated fat 5.1g 26% DV; cholesterol 70.3mg 23% DV; vitamin a iu 1573IU 32% DV; vitamin c 22.2mg 37% DV; folate 50.3mcg 13% DV; calcium 76.7mg 8% DV; iron 3.3mg 18% DV; magnesium 53.3mg 19% DV; potassium 785.3mg 22% DV; sodium 447.2mg 18% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 15% DV; added sugar 3g.

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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2017
I always add my own flare but barely this time and it was awesome. Definitely will make it again!! Thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2016
I will definitely make this recipe again! The grocery store was out of flank steak when I went so I used London Broil. It was delicious. My husband doesn't have much to say about meals I cook for him but this one he raved about and went back for seconds. That was enough for me to know that he loved it also! Read More