Flank steak and plum salad with creamy chimichurri dressing recipe


Chimichurri is a thick and flavor-packed herb sauce that is as commonly served with steak in Argentina as ketchup is served with french fries in North America. The traditional version is oil-and-vinegar-based this inspired take incorporates some creaminess in the form of light mayo and yogurt.

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 10 Minutes


  • 8 ounces beef flank steak
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced horizontally into ½-inch slices
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ¼teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups mâche (lamb’s lettuce) or baby greens
  • 4 ripe plums, pitted and cut into thin wedges
  • 1recipe Creamy Chimichurri Dressing
How to Make It
  1. Trim fat from meat. Sprinkle meat with cumin and salt. Brush onion slices on both sides with oil; sprinkle with pepper. For a charcoal or gas grill, place meat and onion slices on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium-high heat. Grill meat for 10 to 14 minutes for medium-rare to medium (145°F to 160°F) and onion slices for 10 minutes or until tender, turning meat and onion slices once halfway through grilling. Let meat stand for 5 minutes. Thinly slice meat. Coarsely chop onion.
  2. Place mache in a large salad bowl or arrange on a large platter. Top with meat, onion, and plums. Drizzle with half of the Creamy Chimichurri Dressing. If desired, pass remaining dressing.
  3. Creamy Chimichurri Dressing
  4. In a small bowl stir together ¾ cup light mayonnaise, ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon white vinegar, and 3 cloves garlic, minced. Stir in 3 tablespoons snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper, and ⅛ teaspoon salt. Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 1 week. Before serving, stir in enough milk if necessary to reach desired consistency.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Nutritional Value Per Serving
336 kcal
Calories from Fat:
198 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
22 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
53 mg
546 mg
19 g
Dietary Fiber
2 g
16 g
* Above mentioned %DVs (Percent Daily Values) are based on 2,000 calorie food intake.

DVs (Daily values) may be vary depending upon individuals daily calorie needs. Above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide for approximation. They are not allfoodchef.com recommendations. Calculations are based on average weight of 194 lbs. and ages of 19 to 50 years.

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