Flank Steak With Chimichurri Sauce

Flank Steak With Chimichurri Sauce

Lately, I have hit the ground running to come up with delicious, healthy, and fast dinners to share.

While I have a good list of 10 or so dinners we usually have in our rotation (see Pan-Roasted Salmon, Chicken CacciatoreBeef With Broccoli, and Chicken & Rice, for some of my faves), those will only get you so far.  So, I started thinking.  And planning.  And cooking.  And eating.

Overall, yea, you could say I like my job 🙂

Flank Steak With Chimichurri SauceFlank Steak With Chimichurri Sauce

One of the more recent recipes I’ve made has been this Flank Steak With Chimichurri Sauce.  Oh my goodness, it’s delicious.  I love the flavors of the lime, cilantro, and garlic with the beefiness and savoriness of the flank steak.  I tend to find chimichurri sauces a little too strong when raw white onion is added so I use a red onion which adds more sweetness and less of a bite (read: less onion breath).

Oh, and it comes together in just under 15 minutes.  Yes, please.

I pair this flank steak with these roasted sweet potatoes and the combination is out of the world.

Flank Steak With Chimichurri Sauce

Now, let’s talk Chimichurri Sauce, shall we?  Chimichurri sauce is originally from Argentina and is a blended green sauce that traditionally uses fresh parsley, garlic, olive oil, oregano, and vinegar.  It can also have cilantro and some other ingredients, and it goes great with grilled meats.  I make mine with lots of cilantro and parsley, but I also like to add some lime and jalapeño.  So good.

Flank Steak With Chimichurri Sauce

If you have skirt steak, that will work just fine as well.  I tend to prefer flank steak, but they can usually be used interchangeably — just be sure to cook to about medium and slice across the grain when serving.

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Flank Steak With Chimichurri Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
This is an easy Flank Steak With Chimichurri Sauce that is healthy, fast, and super tasty!
Categories: Clean, Healthy, Weeknight Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: flank steak chimichurri, flank steak sauce, flank steak with chimichurri
Servings: 4
Calories: 600 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
For The Flank Steak:
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs flank steak can also use skirt steak
  • 1 tsp kosher salt to coat steak
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper to coat steak
For The Chimichurri Sauce:
  • 1/3 bunch fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/3 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 red onion quartered
  • 1/2 jalapeno seeds removed
  • 2 limes approx. 2-3 tbsp., juiced
  • 1 clove garlic smashed
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds can substitute ground coriander
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  2. Generously season the steak with salt and pepper. Once pan and oil are hot, add the steak and cook on high for 3-4 minutes, until well-browned. Then, flip over and cook an additional 3-4 minutes until well-browned.
  3. Remove from heat, set on a cutting board and cover with tin foil for 5 minutes.
  4. While the meat is cooking/resting, prepare the Chimichurri Sauce. Combine the parsley, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno, lime juice, garlic, salt, cumin, and coriander seeds in a blender.
  5. Pulse until the mixture is chopped.
  6. Add the olive oil and puree until consistency is smooth, about 1 minute.
  7. To serve, slice the steak into thin slices across the grain and drizzle with a generous helping of the sauce. You can also use the sauce for dipping.

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Nutrition Facts
Flank Steak With Chimichurri Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 600 Calories from Fat 275
% Daily Value*
Fat 30.5g47%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 154.2mg51%
Sodium 1292.2mg54%
Carbohydrates 3.9g1%
Fiber 1.1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 48.8g98%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This post was last updated on October 27, 2015 to include a new recipe video.

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

7 thoughts on “Flank Steak With Chimichurri Sauce

  1. 5 stars
    Holy smokes! This was awesome! Just made this for the fam and it was a hit! Also made the roasted sweet potatoes which complemented the steak perfectly. Yum! 😉

  2. 3 stars
    Hello Lacey ! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us it looks delicious, I’ll try this tonight . Have a question to ask can I add cinnamon & ginger to make it more flavorful ?? Thanks in advance !!

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