5 Ingredient Flank Steak Charred Corn Salad

With all the summertime corn that’s in season, THIS 5 ingredient flank steak over charred corn salad will be your new go-to quick and easy dinner.

5 ingredient flank steak over charred corn salad from @Sweetphi -10

 

The secret weapon in this incredibly good salad is charred corn. Corn with browned/blackened kernels adds an extra dimension of flavor. But fear not, you don’t need to bust out your grill to make this dish, you can make it right over your gas stove!

Stovetop charred corn for 5 ingredient steak and corn salad @Sweetphi

It was late in the evening and I was watching Snapchat stories (are we friends? I’m username: Sweetphi) and I don’t remember whose story I saw it on, but I saw someone charring corn over their stove! I thought the idea was absolutely genius, so over the weekend after I picked up some corn at the farmers market I tried it, and it worked like a charm, so I’m sharing it with you today. All you do is put the flame on medium-high and put the corn directly on it, then rotate it every few minutes – it will pop and sizzle and cook!

5 ingredient flank steak and charred corn salad from @Sweetphi

In addition to using charred corn, this salad has flank steak in it – which I just like to cook in a skillet but you could grill it if you so desired-and then the salad has avocado and then jalapenos in it. It’s super easy and has only 5 ingredients in it – making it perfect for this weeks’ Five Ingredient Friday (if you’re new to sweetphi.com, every Friday I post a recipe with 5 ingredients or less as part of my Five Ingredient Fridays series -salt, pepper and water not included, because chances are you have those somewhere in your house, and I have a cookbook out called Fast & Easy Five Ingredient Recipes: A Cookbook for Busy People – which is on sale right now for $9.66 on Amazon!!)

5 ingredient steak corn and avocado salad from @Sweepthi

Ok – quick question time – what TV shows are you guys watching? I always love your suggestions! Currently I’m binge watching Grace and Frankie on Netflix. My bff Lynn told me about it, and I cannot stop watching it and love it (p.s., she made the best pork carnitas, and I’m totally putting them on the menu for next week!)

5 ingredient flank steak over charred corn salad from @Sweetphi

With only 5 ingredients, this flank steak over charred corn salad is an amazing and easy dinner, it also can be enjoyed warm or cold – which makes it perfect for all work lunches!

5 Ingredient steak corn and avocado salad and healthy meal planning lunch ideas

Above is a picture of the meals I prepped for the week. I made a lasagna with tomatoes from my garden and chicken sausage – it was super good, I’m debating sharing the recipe – is that something you guys would like to see? Then I made yogurt lemon chicken from my cookbook over roasted vegetables, and the steak corn avocado salad from this recipe. And then for a snacks I made these no bake oatmeal cookie energy bites (only 5 ingredients!) – they’re so incredibly good – they taste like cookies, but they’re actually healthy, and I’ve made them at least 20 times since posting the recipe earlier this year!

5 Ingredient Flank Steak Charred Corn Salad
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 ears of corn, husks removed
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
Instructions
  1. Turn burner on a stove to medium-high, and put corn on the burner. Rotate every few minutes, for about 5-10 minutes, until corn is slightly charred, set aside. When cooled, cut corn off of the stalk and into a bowl. Into the bowl add avocado and jalapeno and sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt.
  2. Sprinkle steak with about ¼ teaspoon salt and a little pepper on each side, then let rest.
  3. To a skillet add olive oil and over medium-high heat allow it to warm up for 30 seconds, then add the flank steak in and cook each side for about 4-5 minutes, or until a nice crust forms. Flank steak cooks quickly (depending on the thickness of the cut) so if you like it on the rarer side, I'd only cook it for 3-4 minutes.
  4. When steak is cooked to doneness liking, remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes before cutting it into pieces.
  5. Serve steak over corn salad and enjoy
Notes
Add an extra jalapeno for more heat, feel free to omit or use bell pepper in its place
5 ingredient flank steak charred corn salad from @Sweetphi

 

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  • Jess
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    Looks like the perfect warm weather meal! Sounds delicious, another winner without question!

    • Sweetphi
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      Thank you so much, I think you’d love this salad 🙂

  • shawnna griffin
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    Hey girl this looks so good! yummy! I’ve never thought of putting corn on my gas stove like that! Such a cool idea!

  • Reply

    Grace and Frankie is the best!! I am in the middle of The Flash right now, and might start watching Arrow after it because they are tied together kinda. I was never really into watching a ton of superhero stuff, but I loved Daredevil, so thought this would be good. It is. After I get these done, I am going to start Jane the Virgin after hearing Sara from Cake Over Steak talking about it on Chopped Podcast. I will definitely need this salad with me while I start my nightly Netflix binge! 😉

    • Sweetphi
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      I watched The Flash and Arrow with my hubby last year, they’re totally related 😉 And I’ll have to check out Jane the Virgin, thank you so much for the suggestions!

  • Sues
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    Charred corn is the best!! So is flank steak… This is the perfect summer dinner!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Haha, you’re so right, both charred corn and steak are the best, and this makes for the perrrrrfect summer dinner 🙂

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