Grilled Steak Tacos with Cucumber and Corn Salsa are the perfect summer dinner. Spicy skirt steak topped with the freshest cucumber and grilled corn salsa. (gluten free)
This post is sponsored by Beaujolais Wines but all opinions are my own.
One of the best things about summer is GRILLING. No need to get the kitchen all toasty just head outside to the grill and start cooking these Steak Tacos with Cucumber and Corn Salsa.
My family is in love with skirt steak and they could eat it seven days a week. Add a handful of smoky spices for the rub and they love it even more. I used cumin, cinnamon, chili powder, and garlic. So much flavor!
Grilled skirt steak tacos taste delicious with all sorts of fresh salsas. Summer seasonal produce at its best. I made a super fresh and simple cucumber and grilled corn salsa. Add some jalapenos, red onion, cilantro, and lime and you are good to go. This is also a great topper for fresh fish or grilled chicken.
Summer cooking is so easy!
We love using skirt steak for our tacos because it's full of flavor. Grilling it takes only a short time because it's so thin so be sure to watch it carefully. Always slice it against the grain to ensure it's tender. It works great as leftovers and my kids ate this the next night in their quesadillas.
Woo hoo, two for one dinner!
A summer meal wouldn't be complete without the perfect glass of wine. I am so happy to have found a red wine I enjoy as much as white. I am traditionally a white wine drinker and find some reds to be a bit too bold for me.
I love this Côte de Brouilly, which is one of the 10 Beaujolais Crus! It is a red wine that appeals to white wine drinkers like me. With aromas of fresh grapes and iris, it's still delicate and perfect for summer.
I like to serve it at room temperature or with a slight chill. It's perfect for summer parties on the patio or nights by the fire with smores. It's versatile enough to be served with beef, chicken, pork or fish. Trust me, it's a huge summer win!
Trust me, it's a huge summer win!
Embrace summer grilling before it's too late. Call up some friends and invite them over for these simple Steak Tacos with Cucumber and Corn Salsa. You can make the salsa ahead and prepare all your toppings. Then you are free to sit back enjoy a glass or two of your Beaujolais while hubby works hard at the grill.
Cheers to summer grilling!
Steak Tacos with Cucumber and Corn Salsa
- 1 skirt steak
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tsp cumin
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ English cucumber, diced
- 1 ear of corn, grilled
- 1 lime, juiced
- ¼ red onion, diced
- ¼ jalepeno, diced
- salt to taste
- 6 corn tortillas
- 1 avocado, optional
- 1 tablespoon cilantro
- Mix together all spices in a small bowl and rub all over the skirt steak. Preheat grill to medium high.
- Cook skirt steak for 3-5 minutes on each side. Let rest under foil for ten minutes.
- While steak is cooking put one ear of corn on the grill. Rotate frequently until you get some char on each side.
- Make salsa by tossing together all cucumber, corn, jalepeno and red onion. Squeeze the juice of one lime on the salsa and add salt to taste.
- Slice steak thinly against the grain and serve tacos. Add cilantro, avocados and queso fresco for toppings.
This looks delicious! My kids love steak but I don't often make it. They will thank you for this recipe. Wine looks yum too!
Hope the boys love it Sarah!
wow these tacos looks delicious.Loved your addition of cinnamon and cumin here.
Amy @ The Cook Report
These tacos look stunning, I love the idea of that super refreshing salsa
Love the corn and cucumber combination. And summer or not, I'll take one (or two or three!) of these delicious tacos!
Thanks Valentina! Long live summer!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
Love these tacos Karen! Skirt steak is one of my favorites too. The spices in your rub sound fabulous. These are perfect with wine! Isn't everything?
Totally loving this recipe! The salsa would be utterly amazing on the tacos!
These tacos are amazing! My family, especially my son, would love these! So much flavor!! Thanks for sharing!
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
Tacos are one of my favourite things to eat and this one looks super good! Love that cucumber and corn salsa 🙂 Must add a nice pop of freshness!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
As much as I love grilling during the summer, I actually prefer grilling in the fall because the weather is so nice you can just grill and then eat outside comfortably without sweating profusely! 😉 Needless to say, these tacos are going on our dinner rotation for the next few months! The steak looks perfect and I'm ALL about some corn! Cheers, friend!
This is a beautiful dinner! Love how healthy and packed with flavor these tacos seem! Thanks for sharing.