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Flank Steak and Grain Salad

You only need eight ingredients for this sweet-savory dish.

“This recipe calls for farro, an ancient grain that is an excellent source of fiber and nutrients like magnesium and zinc,” says Seattle-based chef Dana Tough of ChefSteps. “The side salad of arugula and cherry tomatoes keeps it simple for an easy meal prep lunch.”



  1. Place the farro and flank steak in an airtight container. In a small bowl, combine the pumpkin seed pesto and lemon juice and stir well to form a vinaigrette and place in a small container. Place the arugula and cherry tomatoes in a third container and store everything in the fridge.

At your desk:

  1. Heat the farro in the microwave for 2 minutes. When there is 30 seconds left, place your sliced steak into the microwave and finish for the remaining 30 seconds. After it has cooled, transfer to a serving dish and slice your steak.

  2. Top the arugula and cherry tomatoes with the vinaigrette and serve with the farro and steak. Season with salt and pepper as desired.