Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces steak and about 1 tablespoon pesto)

Ground almonds thicken this lively herb sauce. The pesto is also good as a spread for burgers and sandwiches, or as a pizza sauce. Most of the fat here is monounsaturated.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill.

Step 2

Combine first 6 ingredients in a blender; process until finely chopped (about 15 seconds). Add yogurt and juice; process until smooth.

Step 3

Grill steak 6 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices. Serve steak with pesto. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

DrBoogie's Review

April 26, 2014

sjbrown31's Review

July 30, 2012
I really liked this recipe because of the pesto. I meant the steak was good - but it's grilled flank steak. What was awesome was the pesto. I doubled the batch based on a couple of other people's comments and was happy that I did!

rstarrlemaitre's Review

May 03, 2012
Enjoyed the bright flavors in the pesto, but would make it creamier next time, and make a double batch! The zesty flavors were a great contrast to savory grilled steak. Paired with a Cabernet Franc wine.

gtg599y's Review

May 02, 2012

mandofan's Review

March 18, 2012
Excellent and simple way to serve grilled flank steak. The sauce is simple and quite good, though I think it's a stretch to call it a pesto. If anything it's closer to a riff on Middle Eastern yogurt coriander sauces. For a 1 lb. flank steak, I'd go 5 minutes per side, uncovered, with coals at high heat. For something closer to 2 lb.s consider 7 minutes per side, uncovered, high heat.

larsadylan's Review

July 10, 2009
The pesto sauce was delicious and easy to make and less fattening than other pesto. This was flavorful and easy and we will definitely have it again.

virevixa's Review

March 13, 2009
I'm not so much a fan of red meat, but my poor husband gets tired of chicken so I made this for him. We both love cilantro, and we both love pesto, so this was a hit at our house. I even liked the meat; Sliced super-thin and and covered in pesto, it was really good!

Stephanie007's Review

January 13, 2009
I love this cilantro pesto and can't wait to make this recipe again. Next time I might double the amount of pesto I make though.