Chipotle Flank Steak with Avocado Salsa Recipe

Meghan Yager | Cake 'n Knife

Grilled Chipotle Lime Flank Steak with Creamy Avocado Salsa is a spicy, bright, and tangy take on your favorite grilled meat, just in time for summer. The heat and savory flavors of the steak with the bright, tangy salsa are ideal for eating on their own or even in tacos.

Chipotle Flank Steak with Avocado Salsa Photo

Ok, let’s be real, my grill is always out; come rain, shine, or even freezing snow. I just don’t care because I gotta get my grilled fix at least two to three times a week.

I will say though, now that it is summer, the grill heats up way faster than it did in the winter. That’s a saving grace in my book.

Chipotle Flank Steak with Avocado Salsa Picture

Today I’m bringing you a new take on flank steak, but without adding any extra fussy steps to make things difficult.

Instead, the result is a smoky, spicy, and sultry piece of meat that will melt in your mouth while also making you reach for a glass of water.

Chipotle Flank Steak with Avocado Salsa Image

The steak itself is marinated in an easy marinade that’s spiced with chipotles and the adobo sauce they come canned in.

The one-two punch of flavor will keep you coming back for more, without completely obliterating your taste buds with heat.

Chipotle Flank Steak with Avocado Salsa Pic

Then the creamy dreamy avocado salsa comes in. I’ve used this salsa on so many things from tacos to tostadas, and even simply as a dip for chips when I want something different than guacamole.

The tangy flavor comes from the tomatillos and you also get a burst of herby freshness from cilantro.

File 1 - Chipotle Flank Steak with Avocado Salsa

The mild heat of the jalapeno brings it all together, making it a refreshing addition to the very hearty steak.

I love to slice it up and serve the slices with generous portions of sauce as is. However, you can also chop up the meat and put it in tacos or burritos along with the homemade avocado salsa.

File 2 - Chipotle Flank Steak with Avocado Salsa

How would you prefer to eat all that savory goodness that you see in these pics? Tell me in the comments below!

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Chipotle Flank Steak with Avocado Salsa Recipe

    4 Servings


For the Steak:
  • 2 pounds Flank Steak
  • 1 cup Oil
  • juice from 4 Lime
  • 1/2 cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1 cup Fresh Cilantro, loosely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Adobo Sauce
  • 4 Chipotle Peppers
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
For the Avocado Salsa:
  • 3 Tomatillos
  • 1 Jalapeño
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 Avocado, halved and pitted


  1. Add steak to a large ziplock bag with oil, lime juice, rice vinegar, cilantro, adobo sauce, chipotle peppers, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Turn the steak to coat in the marinade evenly. Let side in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, up to overnight.
  3. Heat grill (or grill pan) to medium-high heat.
  4. Remove steak from marinade and grill until desired doneness. I recommend about 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium rare.
  5. Remove steak from heat and let rest 15 minutes before slicing.
  6. While the steak is resting, add all ingredients for avocado salsa to a food processor or blender. Pulse until combined.
  7. Serve steak immediately with avocado salsa.



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Author: Meghan Yager
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 70 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 80 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 598
Calories 970

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 75g
  Saturated Fat 9g
Sodium 1721mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g
  Dietary Fiber 6g
  Sugars 15g
Protein 51g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meghan Yager

About Meghan

Meghan is a girl that's passionate about food - straightforward food that anyone can love. It's what you'll find on her blog, Cake n' Knife. There's not much food more straightforwardly delicious than an avocado, that's why Meghan is our avocado fanatic.

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