I've always been a steak lover, especially when it's topped with homemade chimichurri. It adds freshness and zing to grilled meats, chicken or fish, and the sauce can be made a day in advance.
Yield: 6 servings
5 from 11 votes

Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Argentinian
Grilled Flank Steak topped with homemade chimichurri sauce is a summer staple. The chimichurri adds freshness and zing to grilled meats, chicken or fish, and the sauce can be made a day in advance.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 tsp kosher salt

For the Chimichurri Sauce:

  • 2 packed tbsp parsley (finely chopped (no stems))
  • 2 packed tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp fresh black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (or more to taste)

Instructions

  • Using sharp knife, lightly score the steak about 1/8 inch deep on both sides in a crisscross pattern at 1/2-inch intervals.
  • In a small bowl combine the cumin, garlic powder, oregano, freshly ground pepper and kosher salt. Season both sides of the steak with season spices.
  • For the chimichurri, combine the red onion, vinegar, salt and olive oil and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients. Mix all ingredients together. (Note: this tastes best when you chop the onions by hand rather than in a food processor, not sure why but trust me)
  • Prepare the grill on high heat. Grill the steaks to desired doneness, about 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare, turning steaks 1/4 turn after 1 1/2 minutes to form crisscross grill marks, if desired.
  • Transfer steaks to cutting board; let rest 5 minutes. Thinly slice steaks across grain.
  • Transfer to platter and top with chimichurri sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 3oz steak with 4 tsp sauce, Calories: 232kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 77mg, Sodium: 343mg
Blue Smart Points: 5
Green Smart Points: 5
Purple Smart Points: 5
Points +: 6