Savory Symphony: Grilled Flank Steak Paired with a Vibrant Tomato Medley

Experience the robust flavors of perfectly grilled flank steak, its smoky notes beautifully complemented by a refreshing tomato salad. This dish promises a delightful contrast of warm, tender steak and the cool, crisp bite of fresh tomatoes, harmonizing in a savory symphony.

Photo of a rustic grill setup, with the flank steak sizzling over charcoal, flames licking the steak, and a bowl of fresh tomato salad on a wooden table beside.

Precise Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Ideal Serving Size: 150 grams of steak with a generous serving of tomato salad

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 320 kcal per serving
  • Proteins: 30g
  • Fats: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Sodium: 290mg
  • Fiber: 2g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • Flank steak: 600 grams
  • Ripe tomatoes (diced): 400 grams
  • Red onion (thinly sliced): 100 grams
  • Fresh basil (chopped): 20 grams
  • Olive oil: 50ml
  • Balsamic vinegar: 30ml
  • Salt: 5 grams
  • Freshly ground black pepper: 5 grams
  • Garlic cloves (minced): 20 grams

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Season the flank steak with salt, pepper, and minced garlic.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Grill the steak for 6-7 minutes per side or until desired doneness is reached.
  3. Remove from the grill and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing against the grain.
  4. For the tomato salad: In a bowl, combine diced tomatoes, sliced red onion, chopped basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Toss well.
  5. Serve the sliced steak with a generous helping of tomato salad on the side.
Photo of a perfectly grilled flank steak, showcasing its charred exterior and juicy interior, sliced and plated next to a vibrant tomato salad with basil and red onion.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • Marinating the steak for an hour or overnight will enhance its flavors.
  • Using heirloom tomatoes or a mix of colorful cherry tomatoes will elevate the salad's visual appeal and flavor profile.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use ribeye or sirloin instead of flank steak? Yes, the cooking time might vary based on the thickness of the cut.
  • How can I make the salad more zesty? Add a splash of fresh lemon juice or some crumbled feta cheese for an extra layer of flavor.