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Easy Carne Asada with Corn Salad & Creamy Chimichurri Sauce

It's summer, and 🌽 CORN 🌽 is in season! We're making corn dinner's main event with this Easy Carne Asada. Our kids loved every part of this!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Americanized Mexican
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 1047kcal


  • large pot
  • medium bowl
  • cutting board
  • chef's knife and/or kids' kitchen knives
  • mincer
  • measuring devices: ¼ teaspoon, ½ teaspoon, 1 teaspoon, 1 tablespoon, ½ cup, 1 cup
  • small bowl
  • can opener
  • colander
  • basting brush
  • grill pan



  • CORN! Fill a large pot with water and heat to boiling. Boil corn for 6-10 minutes. Remove from water with tongs. Once cooled a bit, cut the corn off of the cob. Set aside.
  • MARINADE! While the water's heating, in a medium bowl mix together the marinade ingredients: lemon juice, clementine juice, olive oil, 1 of the minced garlic cloves, 1 T of the chopped cilantro, 3 t of the salt, and the tajin. Add meat and immerse in marinade. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • CHIMICHURRI SAUCE! In a small bowl, combine: mayo, ½ cup of the lime juice, sherry vinegar, chopped parsley, the remaining ½ cup of the chopped cilantro, the remaining minced garlic clove, and 1 ½ t of the salt. Whisk briefly with a fork until well combined. Set aside.
  • SALAD! In a medium bowl, combine the corn salad ingredients: corn, black beans, tomatoes, the remaining 1 T of the lime juice, the remaining ½ t of the salt, and the black pepper. Slice the avocados and set aside.
  • MEAT! Heat a grill pan on med-high. Spray with cooking spray and use basting brush to spread the oil around, into the nooks. Cook skirt steak for 6 mins (or more), flipping frequently. Cut meat into strips, against the bias (cross-grain).
  • As a final step, sprinkle crumbled cotija over plated meal.


  • Serve ½-1 cup of the corn salad. Sprinkle with cotija cheese and fan out a few slices of avocado on top. Add some strips of carne asada and drizzle chimichurri sauce over everything. Yummmmm!
  • Corn - make sure your corn is fully shucked (including silks) before boiling. Your water will boil faster if you put a lid on the pot while heating.


Calories: 1047kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 65g | Fat: 82g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 28g | Monounsaturated Fat: 31g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 202mg | Sodium: 3467mg | Potassium: 1625mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1557IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 7mg