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Chile Lime Spice Rubbed Steak Recipe - an easy, healthy, 30 minute dinner

Chile Lime Steak with Corn Salsa

Chile lime spice rubbed steak, topped with corn salsa is an easy, healthy dinner that is ready in 30 minutes.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


For the steak

  • 1.5 lb flank steak
  • 2 tbsp Chile Lime seasoning
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

For the corn salsa

  • 3 husks corn on the cob, husks and silks removed
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 jalapeño, stem and seeds removed, finely chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1-2 limes juiced start with one lime, and add the second as necessary. I used two limes as I love the extra punch
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • flaky salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro


  1. Preheat a grill or broiler to medium high heat. While you prepare your ingredients, begin to grill the corn, as the corn will take longer than steak to char. Alternatively, you can use raw corn for the salsa if your corn is still in season.

  2. In a shallow baking dish, prepare your steak by sprinkling chili lime seasoning all over it, using about a tbsp per side. Add the lime juice and olive oil, and give it a good rub to seal in the flavors. You can let it marinate for a bit, or not, and take it straight to the heated grill. 

  3. Grill each side for 5 minutes for a medium-rare, or adjust per desired doneness. Your corn should be done by this point. Perfect timing.

  4. Let the steak rest. I REPEAT! Let the steak rest. 

  5. While the steak rests, prepare the salsa. Carefully cut the corn kernels from the husks and place in a large bowl. Add the tomatoes, jalapeño, onion, avocado, lime juice, EVOO, salt, pepper, and cilantro. Taste, and add more lime juice and olive oil if you would like a looser mixture.

  6. Thinly slice the steak against the grain, and top with heaping spoonfuls of corn salsa. 

Recipe Notes

For this recipe, I used the Chile Lime rub from Williams Sonoma (not sponsored, just highly recommend).

Cheaper alternatives include Trader Joe's Chile Lime seasoning or Tajin (both available on Amazon).

Or, make your own rub with spices that you probably already have!