Watermelon Strawberry Salad with Grilled Flank Steak
Strawberries and mint do something special when combined with watermelon. This summery salad is a perfect light pairing for flank steak.
Makes 2 servings
1 1⁄2 pound flank steak
1⁄2 T olive oil
Zest of one lemon
2 T fresh lemon juice
1 T fresh orange juice
4 cups watermelon, diced into 1⁄2 inch cubes 2 cups strawberries, quartered
1⁄4 cup queso fresco, crumbled 1⁄4 cup fresh mint, finely chopped 3 T green onion, finely sliced
3 T toasted pumpkin seeds
Salt and pepper
Toss the flank steak with the olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Let sit at room temperature for 45 minutes before grilling.
In a large bowl, whisk together the lemon zest and juice, orange juice, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Add the watermelon and strawberries, and toss to combine.
Grill the steak over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Let rest 5 minutes before slicing against the grain.
Drain the watermelon and strawberries in a colander. Return back to the bowl, and toss with queso fresco, mint, green onion, and pumpkin seeds. Serve with steak