A variation of the other southwestern flank steak salad.  It has a different dressing and adds some croutons.  You could switch this dressing with the other one and create #3


  • Flank steak
  • Avocado Dressing
  • 1/2 baguette cut into cubes
  • Salad stuff:  Romaine, Tomatoes, Pepitas, Red Onion, etc
  • 3 limes
  • Cojita


  1. Marinade steak with juice & zest of 2 limes, plus olive oil for 1 hour
  2. Salt steak and sear (5-7 minutes a side, till center is 125)
  3. Rest steak 10 minutes
  4. Meanwhile make avocado dressing
  5. Heat some olive oil in a pan on medium, toss in bread cubes, throw in some salt and pepper, and toast to make croutons.  Burn them a little – its better in this application.
  6. Toss salad stuff, dressing, and croutons together
  7. Plate salad
  8. Slice steak against the grain
  9. Pour any juices that accumulated on the resting plate plus the juice of a lime on top
  10. Crumble cojita over the top
  11. Serve