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Easy Chimichurri Steak Recipe (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

Perfect for grilling, you'll love the burst of flavor you get from the chimichurri sauce in this easy chimichurri steak recipe. Paleo, Whole30 + Keto too! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Argentinian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 576 kcal
Author Justin + Erica Winn | Real Simple Good

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

  1. 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:

  1. Heat your grill to high heat (450-500° F). Season steak with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. 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.
  3. Slice the steak against the grain. Serve topped with chimichurri sauce and with your favorite side dish!

For skillet cooking:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Recipe Notes

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

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chimichurri Steak Recipe (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 576 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 50g100%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.