Steak and Chimichurri Salad


Chimichurri sauce is an essential part of Argentinean cuisine and goes great with grilled beef or chicken. This recipe takes advantage of the great flavor combination of Chimichurri sauce with steak and dressed greens, making it the perfect summer meal.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings



  • 12 ounces beef flank steak, trimmed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Chimichurri Sauce

  • ¾ cup firmly-packed fresh Italian parsley

  • ¾ cup firmly-packed fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

Chimichurri Salad

  • 4 cups arugula or mixed baby salad greens

  • 4 ounces whole-grain baguette-style French bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes and toasted

  • 1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes, halved

  • ½ cup very thinly sliced, quartered red onion


  1. Begin preparing Steak: Score both sides of meat in a diamond pattern by making shallow diagonal cuts at 1-inch intervals. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Let stand 5 minutes.

  2. Prepare Chimichurri Sauce by combining fresh Italian parsley, cilantro, lime juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, water, minced garlic, salt and crushed red pepper in a blender or food processor. Cover and pulse until nearly smooth but still slightly chunky. Set aside.

  3. Grill meat, covered, over medium 13 to 18 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness (145 degrees F for medium-rare or 160 degrees F for medium), turning once and brushing with 2 tablespoons of the Chimichurri Sauce during last 5 minutes.

  4. Prepare the Chimichurri Salad: In a large bowl combine arugula, bread, tomatoes, onion and the remaining Chimichurri Sauce; toss gently to coat.

  5. Thinly slice meat across the grain. Divide arugula mixture among plates and top with meat.


Tip: To toast bread cubes, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread bread in a 15x10-inch baking pan. Bake 10 minutes or until golden, stirring once.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

284 Calories
12g Fat
22g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 3/4 cups
Calories 284
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 23g 46%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Vitamin A 2234IU 45%
Vitamin C 35mg 39%
Folate 54mcg 14%
Sodium 514mg 22%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 47mg 11%
Potassium 671mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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