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Cilantro-Lime Marinated Flank Steak

Prep Time5 mins
Servings: 5


  • 1 cup of fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup of fresh lime juice
  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 serrano chile seeded if desired, chopped
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 lb flank steak


  • Place the cilantro, lime juice, oil, garlic, green onions, Serrano chile, and sea salt together in a bowl. Blend with an immersion blender until smooth. Place a flank steak into a large zip lock bag and pour half of the marinade into the bag. Squish the bag so the marinade is completely covering the flank steak. Place into the refrigerator and let marinate for 3-4 hours. Reserve the other half of the marinade as a dipping sauce.
  • Remove the steak from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to grilling. Preheat the grill to medium high heat. Brush grill grate with oil. Grill flank steak, covered, for 2-3 minutes per side for medium-rare. If using a grill pan, heat the pan over medium high heat and coat with cooking spray. Place the flank steak into the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes on the first side, flip and cook for 2-3 minutes on the other side for medium-rare. Transfer to a cutting board and let the meat rest for 5-7 minutes before slicing and serving with reserved sauce. Enjoy.