Cilantro Flank Steak

Cilantro Flank Steak Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Easy side: Prepare 2 (8.5-oz.) packages ready-to-serve roasted garlic whole grain rice according to package directions. Stir in 1 (8-oz.) can sweet whole kernel corn, drained, and 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro.


Makes 6 servings
Total time: 24 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 24 Minutes
Total: 24 Minutes


1 1/2 pounds flank steak
5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning
1 1/2 cups firmly packed fresh cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt


1. Brush steak with 1 Tbsp. oil; sprinkle with seasoning.

2. Heat a cast-iron grill pan over medium-high heat; cook steak in pan 7 to 9 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness.

3. Process cilantro, next 3 ingredients, and remaining 4 Tbsp. oil in a food processor until smooth. Cut steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Serve sauce with steak.

Inspired by Angela Buchanan, Boulder, Colorado,

Southern Living

May 2011
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