Fresh Chimichurri Sauce for Flank or Skirt Steak

This quick and easy recipe for fresh chimichurri sauce is the perfect pairing for grilled flank or skirt steak. It’s Keto, Paleo and Whole30 friendly and pairs well with any healthy side dish.

Skirt steak sliced on a marble board with fresh chimichurri sauce drizzled on top

Should I use flank steak or skirt steak?

Honestly, you can use this chimichurri sauce on any cut of steak. It can even be used on pork, chicken or seafood.

In my opinion, skirt steak grilled or seared in a cast iron pan is the best cut of meat for this fresh and tangy sauce.

Flank steak also works well and cooks quickly, but is a leaner cut of meat than skirt steak. Skirt steak has a little more “melt in your mouth” flavor to go with this delicious sauce.

Both flank and skirt steak are great options for an easy steak marinade.

LOOKING FOR MORE? Check out all of our healthy grilling recipes.

Close up image of sliced steak with chimichurri sauce drizzled all over

So what’s in this chimichurri sauce?

This amazing sauce is based on the classic base recipe from Argentina. It’s easy to make and will add some bold flavor to your next steak dinner!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Fresh herbs – Parsley, cilantro and oregano.
  • Aromatics – Garlic and shallot.
  • Oil – Fresh olive oil.
  • Acid – Lemon juice and vinegar.
  • Seasonings – Salt and pepper is all you need.

Just add all of the ingredients to a high-powered blender or food processor and blend it into a chunky sauce.

Overhead shot of sliced skirt steak on a white plate with chimichurri sauce over the steak and on the side

Can I use this chimichurri as a marinade?

Yes, absolutely!

The sauce will add some amazing flavor to any cut of steak, chicken, pork or seafood.

However, marinating is not really necessary and just adds an extra step and time. A simple grilled steak seasoned with salt and pepper is all you need!

Spoon this fresh sauce over a hot flank or skirt steak and you’ll know what I mean.

Sliced steak on marble with chimichurri sauce drizzled on top

Healthy sides to go with chimichurri steak

Your turn to try this easy steak dinner

It’s time to get the grill going and celebrate some bold and fresh flavors! Give this easy chimichurri steak a try and leave a comment below and let us know how it goes. Also, take a pic to share on Instagram. Tag us @realsimplegood, we love to see what you’re cooking!


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Skirt steak sliced on a marble board with fresh chimichurri sauce drizzled on top

Fresh Chimichurri Sauce for Flank or Skirt Steak

4.91 from 10 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Calories: 576kcal
Author: Justin Winn
This recipe for fresh chimichurri sauce is the perfect pairing for grilled flank or skirt steak. Keto, Paleo, and Whole30 friendly.
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Ingredients

For the chimichurri sauce:

  • 1 cup parsley, packed
  • 1 cup cilantro, packed
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano leaves (or sub 1 tbsp dried)
  • 1 shallot, peeled
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

For the steak:

  • 2 lbs flank steak (or sub skirt steak)
  • Sea salt and pepper

Instructions 

  • To make the chimichurri sauce, add all of the sauce ingredients to a food processor or high-powered blender. Process until everything is finely chopped. Don’t overprocess and puree. Transfer to a container and refrigerate while you cook the steak.

For grilling:

  • Heat your grill to high heat (450-500° F). Season steak with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Add the steak to the grill and grill for 3-4 minutes and flip. Grill for another 2-4 minutes, or until the steak is cooked to your liking. Remove and place on a cutting board to rest for at least 5 minutes.
  • Slice the steak against the grain. Serve topped with chimichurri sauce and with your favorite side dish!

For skillet cooking:

  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add in some avocado oil or ghee. Season steak with salt and pepper on both sides. Depending on the size of your skillet, you may have to cut your steak in half and cook it in two batches.
  • Once the skillet is hot and shimmering, sdd the steak and cook for 3-4 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2-4 minutes, or until the steak is cooked to your liking. Remove and follow directions above for resting, cutting and serving.

Notes

Nutrition facts are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. See our full nutrition information disclosure here

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Fiber: 2g
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