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Cumin-marinated Flank Steak

Updated: Nov 8, 2019

by Natalie Bardwell

adapted from Jeanne Kelly’s Kitchen Garden Cookbook.

Flank Steak is a common and affordable cut of beef. It’s actually fairly easy to cook, making it a great ‘beginner’ grilling meat. The fresh herbs and green onions that grace the top of the finished product just absolutely MAKE the dish. Your household will love seeing this come to the table!

Get this Flank Steak Marinating early in the day for maximum flavor… well at least for 15 minutes!

Food and Photo Styling by the lovely Nicole Gilmore


  • Marinade:

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil

  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice

  • 2 tsp ground Cumin

  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder

  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt

  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper

  • 1 lb Flank Steak.

  • Toppings:

  • 2 cups mixed Greens

  • 2 thinly sliced Green Onions

  • 2-3 Tbsp chopped fresh Cilantro ( 1 medium handful before you chop it)

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil

  • Juice of 1/2 a Lime


  1. In a small bowl, mix together all of the Marinade ingredients. It will form a runny paste.

  2. Place you meat on a clean plate or chopping board and massage in that lovely Marinade.

  3. Allow to marinate for 15 minutes minimum.

  4. Preheat your grill pan or BBQ to a medium/high heat.

  5. Place the Flank Steak directly on the grill and allow to cook 8 mins, then flip and cook another 6-8 minutes on the second side. This should give you a medium-rare steak. Pull it off the heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

  6. While that steak is cooking... toss together all of the topping ingredients. It will look like a pretty green tossed salad.

  7. Now that your Steak has rested, slice it thinly AGAINST the grain ( those are those 'lines' you see in the meat) and place it on a platter with all those yummy greens arranged right on top!

  8. You could serve this with mashed sweet potatoes or a crusty loaf of bread. Whatever you dietary preferences!


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