Spicy Flank Steak Tacos with Watermelon Salsa

A delicious dish of complex tastes that combines the best of spices and sweetness into one place.

  • Total time: 40 minutes
  • 5/8 teaspoon divided kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 8 green onions, roots trimmed
  • 1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 2 cups finely chopped fresh watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 serrano chile, seeded and chopped
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (1/2 cup)


Step 1: Preheat grill to medium heat

Step 2: Combine red pepper, black pepper, white pepper, and ½ teaspoon of salt into a small bowl. Score steak into a diamond pattern on both sides, approx ¼ inch deep. Lightly coat steak with cooking spray. Sprinkle steak evenly with the pepper mixture. 

Step 3: Place steak on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 4 minutes on each side (or until desired level of doneness). Let stand for 5 minutes; cut steak across the grain into thin slices.

Step 4: Place green onions on grill rack coated in cooking spray. Grill for 3 minutes (or until slightly charred).

Step 5: Combine watermelon, olive oil, chile, mint juice, and ⅛ teaspoon of salt in a medium bowl

Step 6: Place tortillas on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 1 minute on each side (or until lightly charred). Arrange onions down the center of the tortilla. Divide feta cheese, salsa, and steak evenly.

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