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Flank Steak Tacos with Cucumber Salsa
Flank Steak Tacos with Cucumber Salsa PHOTO: LIZ ANDREW/STYLING: ERIN MCDOWELL

Few things are better than a nice, juicy steak. Oh, wait. These flank steak tacos are about a million times more fun to eat, and they’re topped with a cool, crunchy cucumber salsa. You win, tacos. You win.

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Makes 4 servings (12 tacos)
Start to Finish: 40 minutes

Ingredients

Cucumber Salsa

½ European cucumber, finely diced

½ bunch scallions, thinly sliced

Juice of 1 lime

½ jalapeño, minced

1 garlic clove, minced

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Steak

1½ teaspoons salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon dried cumin

¾ teaspoon dried coriander

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons chile powder

1½ pounds flank steak

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

12 white corn tortillas

Directions

1. Make the Salsa: In a medium bowl, stir the cucumber with the scallions, lime juice, jalapeño, garlic and cilantro to combine. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.

2. Make the Steak: In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, garlic powder and chile powder. Rub the spice mixture evenly all over the steak.

3. Brush the steak on both sides with the oil and then cook on a hot grill or grill pan until well browned on the outside and at the desired doneness, about 5 to 7 minutes per side for medium rare.

4. Remove the steak from the grill and let it rest for 15 minutes.

5. Make the Tacos: Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, place 2 or 3 tortillas in the pan and heat until lightly browned on each side, 1 minute per side. Repeat until all tortillas are toasted.

6. To serve, slice the steak into thin pieces and place 2 or 3 slices on each tortilla. Top each taco with about 1 tablespoon salsa and serve immediately.

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