Flank steak with parsley pesto

5 from 1 vote

Flank steak with parsley pesto

A charred and juicy steak with a refreshing marinade
Servings 8
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 44 minutes


  • Food processor
  • Grill
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • sheet pan for resting the steak
  • Aluminum foil
  • mixing bowl


  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • 5 sprigs cilantro
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • extra virgin olive oil to emulsify the marinade
  • 1.5 lb flank steak


  • Gather your ingredients.
  • Clean the parsley and the cilantro and roughly chop them; peel the garlic, zest the lemon and squeeze the juice.
    1 bunch fresh parsley, 5 sprigs cilantro, 4 cloves garlic, 1 lemon
  • In a food processor, add all the ingredients and blend to a paste; add salt and pepper to taste; add the olive oil and emulsify the sauce.
    1/4 cup pine nuts, 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese, 1 tsp red pepper flakes, salt & pepper to taste, extra virgin olive oil
  • Use half of the sauce to marinade the meat for at least 1 hours and up to 4 (any additional time will cause the lemon to “cook” the meat); reserve half for dipping.
    1.5 lb flank steak
  • Preheat the grill on high; place the flank steak on the grill. Make sure the steak is at room temp. Cook on high heat for about 7 minutes per side for medium rare.
  • Remove the meat from the grill and let it rest covered with foil for 10 minutes. Thinly slice and serve immediately with the pesto.
Author: Rebecca
Calories: 157kcal
Cost: $$$
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy to make pesto, flank steak recipe, grilled flank steak, how to grill flank steak, how to make pesto, parsley pesto, pesto sauce


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 393mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 778IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg

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