Most people talk about steak and potatoes, but after you try this Xyngular recipe, you won’t be able to stop talking about steak and tomatoes. The hearty grilled steak with the bright flavors of chimichurri sauce and grape tomatoes will wake up your taste buds and make you forget all about the usual carb-filled steak sidekicks.
Steak Chimichurri with Tomato Salad
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories: 521 / Fat: 40g / Protein: 37g / Carbs: 3g
Steak Chimichurri with Tomato Salad Ingredients
- 1/2 cup olive oil (plus extra for cooking steak)
- 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh oregano, finely chopped
- 3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped or minced
- 1-2 small red chilies (about 1 Tablespoon), seeded and finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 1/4 lbs flatiron steak (skirt, hanger, or flank can be substituted; cooking times might vary depending on thickness)
- 1-pint cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half
- 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 2-3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Steak Chimichurri with Tomato Salad Instructions
- To prepare the chimichurri: Mix together olive oil, vinegar, parsley, oregano, garlic, chilies, salt, and pepper in a bowl (Note: Chimichurri can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated for 24 hours, if needed).
- Sprinkle both sides of steak with salt and pepper.
- Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
- When smoking hot, add steak and cook about 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare.
- Allow steak to rest for 5 minutes before serving. While the steak is resting, prepare the tomato salad.
- In a bowl, toss the tomatoes and onion with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Slice the steak thinly against the grain.
- Spoon chimichurri over the steak.
- Serve steak with tomato salad on the side.
Tips to Pan Fry Steak in a Skillet
You don’t need a grill to get a perfectly cooked steak at home, but there are some things you should know before you attempt the task.
- Start with a cut of steak that is 1-1.5” thick.
- Pat the meat dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. This helps it brown better.
- Season both sides generously with salt and pepper.
- Use a cast-iron or other very heavy pan.
- Heat the pan over medium-high heat until it is VERY hot.
- Leave it alone! You only need to move the steak when it’s time to flip it (after about 3-4 minutes).
- Use tongs to turn the steak.
- Allow the meat to rest for five minutes before slicing and serving.
Following these tips for cooking this steak with tomatoes recipe, or other Xyngular low carb recipes that call for steak, will help you get the perfect cook on your steak every time.
What is the Origin of Chimichurri Sauce?
When you taste the bold combination of flavors in chimichurri sauce, it makes sense that this condiment comes from South America. The sauce originated in Argentina with the people of Uruguay adopting their own version that adds red pepper flakes. While it is mainly used on grilled meats, you can add this flavorful condiment to just about anything, including your favorite low carb Xyngular recipes, 8-day jumpstart recipes, Xyngular jumpstart recipes, Xyngular ultimate recipes, Xyngular keto recipes, and well, you get the idea.
What Does Chimichurri Taste Like?
Chimichurri sauce can best be described as bright with a little bit of a kick to it. Many chimichurri recipes call for cilantro, but authentic chimichurri recipes don’t have that ingredient. The herb-heavy sauce adds a depth of flavor that will brighten up even the blandest of foods. The lack of carbs grape tomatoes have, along with their bright flavor, make the sauce and salad a great flavor pairing, as well as being a good low carb option.
What Does Chimichurri Go With?
If you’re wondering what to put chimichurri sauce on, the short answer is...EVERYTHING! Chimichurri is most commonly used on steak, but the truth is, it’s good on just about anything. You can use it as a sauce on pasta, spread it on a sandwich, drizzle it over chicken, fish, eggs, or even pizza. You can even use it to add some extra flavor to roasted or raw veggies. For example, the pairing of chimichurri with tomato in this recipe is a great combo. The possibilities are endless, and because it’s a low carb, low-calorie sauce, it’s virtually guilt-free. And if you’re looking for other low carb food options, check out our Ultimate Low Carb Grocery List.
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