Grilled Skirt Steak with Corn-Tomato Relish


Corn, tomato and basil scream summer, but simplicity makes this easy dinner recipe perfect for the season. Serve the grilled skirt steak and relish with salad greens for a quick and healthy dinner you'll want to make over and over.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound skirt steak or sirloin steak

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 1 ear corn, husked

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • ½ cup halved cherry tomatoes

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 2 tablespoons torn fresh basil

  • 1 ½ tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1 serrano chile, seeded and minced


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. Sprinkle steak with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Brush the steak and corn with 1 tablespoon oil.

  3. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the corn, turning occasionally, until lightly charred and tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Grill the steak, turning occasionally, to desired doneness, 6 to 8 minutes for medium-rare. Transfer the steak to a clean cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes.

  4. Cut the kernels from the cob. Combine in a medium bowl with tomatoes, onion, basil, vinegar, chile, the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

  5. Slice the steak thinly against the grain. Serve with the relish.


Tip: To oil your hot grill rack, soak a paper towel with vegetable oil and hold it with tongs to rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

311 Calories
20g Fat
7g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3 ounces steak and 1/2 cup relish
Calories 311
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 25g 50%
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Vitamin A 290IU 6%
Vitamin C 6mg 6%
Folate 24mcg 6%
Sodium 441mg 19%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 38mg 9%
Potassium 556mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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