Steak Tacos with Corn Salsa


Total Time:

40 minutes



Steak Tacos with Corn Salsa are my JAM this summer! Easy grilling + a delish salsa = game over!

Steak Tacos with Corn Salsa from (@whatsgabycookin)

Growing up in AZ meant we were right over the border from some of my favorite towns in Mexico, Puerto Penasco. There was always someone who was up for a quick weekend getaway which meant TACOS ALL DAY LONG!! Fish tacos. Steak tacos. Shrimp tacos. Octopus tacos… You name it… It was amazing. My idea of a perfect weekend getaway.

Steak Tacos with Corn Salsa from (@whatsgabycookin)

Today we’re making a version of my favorite street tacos from back in the day… Steak Tacos with Corn Salsa! Easy to make, even easier to eat! And the corn is like a burst of freshness in your mouth along with the marinated grilled steak. Ugh, I can’t even deal. It’s everything.

Steak Tacos with Corn Salsa from (@whatsgabycookin)

Steak Tacos with Corn Salsa

These Steak Tacos with Corn Salsa bring me back to my days in Arizona when we'd hop over the border for some incredible street tacos on the weekend and some
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican, Tex Mex, Southwestern
Servings 4 people


  • 1 pound skirt steak
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chipotle powder, divided
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided and the zest reserved
  • 6 green onions
  • 2 ears of corn, husked
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 8 small street taco sized flour tortillas


  • Prepare an indoor or outdoor grill over medium-high heat. Sprinkle skirt steak on both sides with salt, pepper and and 1 1/4 teaspoons chipotle powder. Whisk 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon lime juice in 11×7-inch glass dish. Add meat and turn to coat. Marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, brush green onions and corn with 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill vegetables until slightly charred, turning occasionally, about 2 minutes for green onions and 7 minutes for corn. Cut the corn from cob and transfer the kernels to a bowl. Chop green onions and add to corn. Stir in cilantro, chives, lime zest, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder, 1/2 tablespoon oil, and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Season relish to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Grill the skirt steak to desired doneness, about 2 1/2 minutes per side for medium. Transfer to work surface; let rest 5 minutes.
  • Char tortillas over an open flame.
  • Thinly slice the skirt steak across grain. Divide skirt steak and juices equally among tortillas. Spoon corn mixture over each and serve.

Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking

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  1. Tori

    Wow, I can nearly taste these just from looking at the screen they look so delish! I can see that this is something I’m going to have to try!

  2. Karen @ Seasonal Cravings

    I can’t wait for fresh corn to be ready. This looks awesome and could be used in so many ways!

  3. Rach’s Recipes

    I used flank steak instead which I marinated for two hours. Also, I used more green onions which I noticed made the flavors explode more. Fantastic thank you!

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  7. Julia Sears

    Making this tonight! I noticed in the ingredients, chipotle powder is listed, and in the recipe instructions chile powder is listed. Which should I use?

  8. Rachel

    5 stars
    Holy cow – these are so so good!! Why don’t these get more attention as being a top WGC recipe?? The corn salsa pairs so nicely with the steak, and it’s so simple to make! 10/10