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Balsamic-Mint Fig Salsa Grilled Flank Steak Recipe

Balsamic-Mint Fig Salsa Grilled Flank Steak Recipe

We all know the drill, right? I mean, we’re on the same page that Labor Day is the unofficial end of grilling season. So, it’s time to pull out something that celebrates the season like this Balsamic-Mint Fig Salsa Grilled Flank Steak Recipe.

This flank steak is marinated in a honey and lime mixture that gives it flavor but the kicker is the fresh fig salsa. This fig salsa is super simple and made with balsamic vinegar, honey, and mint.

And, though it’s fabulous as is, feel free to switch it up as you please — add chopped hatch chiles if you want to embrace summer or toss in blue cheese if you wanna go indulgent. And if steak isn’t your thing, serve this fig salsa with chicken, pork, or tossed with greens for an easy salad. 

Go stock up on all your cooking essentials then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

Mint Balsamic Fig Sauce Recipe
Balsamic-Mint Fig Salsa Grilled Flank Steak Recipe

Balsamic-Mint Fig Salsa Grilled Flank Steak Recipe

Nothing quite elevates grilled flank steak like a great sauce. And this balsamic fig salsa is just that. It's super simple, and, though it's fabulous as is, feel free to switch it up as you please -- add chopped hatch chiles if you want to embrace summer or toss in blue cheese if you wanna go indulgent.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
resting time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 598 kcal

Ingredients
  

For The Flank Steak Marinade:

  • 1/4 cup canola oil grapeseed oil or coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey

    plus more for salsa as needed

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 8 medium garlic cloves

    smashed

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pound piece flank steak

For The Fresh Fig Salsa

  • 1 pound fresh Mission or Turkey figs

    quartered (about 4 cups)

  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 8 medium green onions (aka scallions)

    white and pale green parts thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh mint leaves (about 1/4 ounce)
  • honey as needed
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Marinate The Steak: Combine canola, grapeseed, or coconut oil in a nonreactive dish or large resealable plastic bag with 2 tablespoons of the honey, and 1 tablespoon of the lime juice, 2 teaspoons of kosher salt, the garlic, and a few cranks of freshly ground black pepper. Stir until the honey is dissolved, then add steak and turn to coat thoroughly.
    Cover dish or close bag and allow to marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes or up to 12 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Grill The Flank Steak: If the steak was put in the refrigerator, remove it and bring it to room temperature for at least 15 minutes. Heat a lightly oiled grill pan to medium-high heat.
    When the pan is heated, remove steak from marinade, shake off excess, add to the pan, and cook, undisturbed, for about 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare.
    Transfer to a cutting board, season with additional salt and freshly ground black pepper, and let rest for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, make the fig salsa.
  • Make The Fig Salsa: While the steak rests, combine the figs, the balsamic, the olive oil, the remaining 1 tablespoon of the lime juice, the scallions, and the mint. Taste the figs. If they're not very sweet, add a drizzle of honey and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
    To serve, slice the steak thinly across the grain and pass the fig salsa on the side.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 servingCalories: 598kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 38gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 1264mgPotassium: 992mgFiber: 4gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 571IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 120mgIron: 4mg
Keyword easy flank steak, grilled steak recipe, quick steak sauce
Tried this recipe?Mention @saltandwind or tag #swsociety!

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