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Flank Steak Ribbons with California Fig & Pear Salad

Try this flank steak salad recipe for an easy summer main dish. Adding ribbons of steak on top of this pear fig salad makes it filling and flavorful.
Course: Salad
Keyword: Pear Fig Salad, Steak Salad Recipe
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 242kcal


White Wine-Fig Dressing:

  • 1 cup sliced stemmed Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Herb-Rubbed Flank Steak:

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak trimmed


  • 3 cups mixed baby salad greens
  • 1 1/2 cups USA pear chunks or slices
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted almonds pecans or walnuts (optional)


  • In saucepan, combine figs and wine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, shallot, honey, salt and pepper. Stir in olive oil. Set aside. Mix together thyme, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir in olive oil. Spread on both sides of steak. Cook steak over hot grill or in broiler 5 to 8 minutes per side, until done as desired. Set aside. In salad bowl, combine greens, pears, blue cheese and nuts. Toss with fig dressing. Thinly slice steak across the grain. Serve two or three slices beef on a small plate with salad on the side.


Photo David Campbell


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 7.6mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.7mg