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Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Marinating Time
1 hr
Total Time
30 mins

Bright and tangy, this cilantro chimichurri pairs well with more than just this marinated grilled steak. The marinade also works great with chicken. Try the sauce with chicken, seafood, or veggies for an easy and healthy meal that's whole30 and paleo.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chimichurri Sauce, Grilled Flank Steak
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 481.2 kcal
Author: The Dizzy Cook
Grilled Steak
  • 1 1/2 lbs flank steak
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup tart cherry juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt * I use Diamond Brand with is less salty
Chimichurri Sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup fresh Italian flat leaf parsley
  • 1 very small shallot, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 garlic clove
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  1. In a large ziploc bag, add the ingredients for your marinade and let it rest in the fridge for an hour at the very least. Pull out about 30 minutes before you intend to grill. 

  2. Preheat your grill or grill pan to 400-425 degrees F. Grill steak 8 minutes on the first side, then flip and grill another 6 minutes for medium. Place aside, cover with foil, and allow it to rest for 10 minutes 

  3. Meanwhile place all your ingredients, except the salt and olive oil in a food processor. Pulse till everything is finely chopped, then add olive oil and blend till just combined. Taste and add salt as needed. If you like more tanginess, add a little more vinegar. 

  4. Once the steak has rested, cut it against the grain (in the opposite direction of where you see the "lines"). This will allow for a more tender steak. Top with chimichurri. 

Recipe Notes
  • Marinating this for at least 2-24 hours will infuse a great garlic flavor to the flank steak.
  • The chimichurri can be made ahead and stored for 3 days. It's great on other dishes like roasted potatoes, grilled chicken or fish. 
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Amount Per Serving (12 oz)
Calories 481.2 Calories from Fat 305
% Daily Value*
Fat 33.86g52%
Saturated Fat 7.03g44%
Cholesterol 102.06mg34%
Sodium 1565.02mg68%
Potassium 738.31mg21%
Carbohydrates 5.47g2%
Fiber 1.08g5%
Sugar 2.21g2%
Protein 37.48g75%
Vitamin A 1546.81IU31%
Vitamin C 21.46mg26%
Calcium 71.78mg7%
Iron 4.42mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.