Flank Steak with Easy Charred Chayote Salsa

What’s your go to condiment? There’s something about salsa that instantly livens and brightens everything up. The combinations of ingredients are endless as well as the textures. This Flank Steak with Easy Charred Chayote Salsa will make steak night feel like a fiesta.

Flank Steak with Charred Chayote Salsa

You might be asking yourself, what exactly is a chayote? Chayote are a tropical fruit in the squash family with a delicate flavor similar to jicama and cucumbers. The subtle sweetness and texture bring a new and exciting twist to this fresh salsa.

There’s Flavor in the Char

This colorful and vibrant salsa is somewhere between a fresh salsa like a pico de gallo, and a roasted salsa. You’re going to get all of the flavor by charring the vegetables a little with the benefit of still having that crisp bite.

Besides the added flavor of the slight char, the heat is going to bring out and intensify the natural sweetness of the vegetables. In addition to the the flavor, they’ll absorb the rich jalapeño olive oil even more.

Flank Steak with Easy Charred Chayote Salsa

We’ve discussed steaks before and how to cook them. Head over to my post Porcini Dusted NY Strips for a guide to the perfect temperatures.

For this recipe for Flank Steak with Easy Charred Chayote Salsa we’re keeping the ingredients simple. Just add a sprinkle of your favorite Argentinian style steak seasoning.

This fresh colorful dish is Gluten Free and Dairy Free. You can serve it with a side of tortillas, a salad, or your favorite steak night companion.

The star of this dish is the beautiful charred chayote salsa. Pasolivo Red Jalapeno Olive Oil adds both a rich luxurious mouth feel, while also bringing a kick of heat. Pasolivo’s processes both the olives and jalapenos within hours of of being picked ensuring flavors captured at the height of their freshness.

All of Pasolivo’s olive oils are made with real herbs and fruit. They hand pick the freshest ingredients while never using any artificial flavors. Pasolivo carries a range of balsamic vinegars and other artisanal products as well.

Heat up your skillet, get those veggies chopping, and let’s make Flank Steak with Easy Charred Chayote Salsa.

Flank Steak with Charred Chayote Salsa

Flank Steak with Easy Charred Chayote Salsa

With just a few fresh ingredients, steak night gets a festive update with a beautiful charred warm salsa.
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Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting time for steak: 10 minutes
Servings: 4


  • Skillet
  • Mixing Bowl


  • flank steak
  • Argentinian steak seasoning
  • 1 chayote squash
  • 3 plum tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 2 tbsp Jalapeno Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Season your flank steak with the Argentinian rub.
  • Heat a large skillet with 1 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Sear both sides of your steak, 3-5 minutes per side, depending on how done you like your steak.
  • Allow to rest.
  • Cut your tomatoes in half, onion into quarters, chayote squash into 1/4" thick strips, and your jalapeno in half. For less heat remove the seeds and rib of the jalapeno.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add vegetables to the skillet and allow them to get a nice char on them, turning occasionally.
  • Once charred remove to your cutting board and dice into smaller pieces.
  • Combine diced vegetables, salt, cilantro, lime juice, and the jalapeno olive oil in a bowl. Serve with the steak.
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