The Grilled Flank Steak with Avocado Chimichurri is a delicious and easy-to-make recipe that comes with full flavor. Moreover, this chimichurri sauce and flank steak are ready for the table in under 20 minutes! If you’re on the lookout for more tasty ways of cooking your flank steak, try the Asian Grilled Flank Steak or the Best Marinated Grilled Flank Steak. One of the popular styles of adding flavor to any dish is by using chimichurri, and the Avocado Chimichurri goes perfectly with the Grilled Flank Steak. On top of the taste, the meal is gluten-free, simple to make, and perfectly fits the paleo diet.
The Grilled Flank Steak is kept simple and nice. It just needs pepper and salt to season as the flavor will come from the chimichurri. Chimichurri contains fresh herbs, tangy vinegar, lime juice, and some heat from the red pepper flakes. You then mix this base with creamy Avocado, and you have yourself a dish that you and your loved ones will enjoy for dinner.
- Salt and pepper to season
- 2 lb flank steak
- Avocado Chimichurri
- One tablespoon fresh of oregano
- ¾ cup fresh cilantro
- Three tablespoons red wine vinegar
- One garlic clove
- One tablespoon fresh lime juice
- Four tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Three diced avocados
- Heat the grill to a medium-high or around 400 degrees
- To the food processor, add oregano, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, red wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, olive oil, pepper, and salt.
- Add a bowl of diced Avocado and the blended chimichurri sauce. Lightly toss to coat and be careful not to mash the Avocado.
- Season a room temperature flank steak with pepper and salt on both sides.
- Place your steak on the grill and let it cook for around 5-7 minutes on each side.
- Remove from the grill and let it sit for approximately 3 minutes and then slice it.
- Serve your steak with avocado chimichurri sauce.
- Calories: 444
- Fat: 32g
- Sodium: 281 mg
- Serving size: 5 oz. steak + avocado chimichurri
- Carbohydrates: 7 g
- Saturated fat: 8 g
- Protein: 34 g
- Fiber 5 g
- Cholesterol: 100 mg
Health benefits of this recipe
There are many myths and misconceptions out there surrounding the health impacts of eating beef. A few generations ago, meat was viewed as a healthy and nutritional food. However, there are different opinions on the health benefits of beef accounting for the ever-increasing number of strict vegans worldwide. Whatever side you take, there are essential health benefits of that grilled flank steak as discussed below:
Beef provides a massive source of L-Carnitine
L-carnitine is an amino acid occurring naturally in meat products. It is crucial as it plays a vital role in fat metabolism, among other functions. It is responsible for conveying fats into the mitochondria for burning. With a higher dietary intake of L-Carnitine assists in improving heart health, reduced diabetes, and weight loss.
Provides Master Antioxidant Glutathione
The master antioxidant glutathione is linked to increasing longevity, reducing the risk of chronic diseases, preventing illness, anti-aging benefits, and strengthening the immune system.
High in protein and assists in improving lean muscle mass
Beef is a high protein source, which is the building block the body utilizes in repairing and making the skin, bone, and cartilage. It also helps in building and maintaining lean muscle mass as well as discouraging cravings. Lean muscle mass is crucial as it reduces the risk of mortality in aging adults.
Preventing iron deficiency anemia
Iron deficiency anemia is an increasing epidemic around the globe, killing thousands annually. Beef contains a significant amount of heme iron that is contained in meat and other animal products. Beef liver is the best source of all.
These are some of the critical benefits of serving that grilled flank. When combined with Avocado chimichurri, you get added health benefits such as lowered cholesterol and triglyceride levels, weight loss, intake of potassium, heart-healthy monosaturated fatty acids, and fiber. Avocado’s other health benefits include reduced risk to cancer, relieving arthritis symptoms, and protecting the eyes.
With all these health benefits, a grilled flank steak with avocado chimichurri should be a regular diet in your menu. It is easy-to-make and takes less than half an hour to serve.