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Flank Steak with Cilantro Pesto

 
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe is suitable for a primal diet.primal
 
One serving costs about $1.96

$1.96 per serving

1771 people like this recipe

1,771 likes

This recipe is ready in 27 minutes

Ready in 27 minutes

spoonacular Score:91%

Spoonacular Score: 91%

 

If you want to add more gluten free and primal recipes to your recipe box, Flank Steak with Cilantro Pesto might be a recipe you should try. This recipe serves 6. One serving contains 226 calories, 17g of protein, and 15g of fat. For $1.92 per serving, this recipe covers 11% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. valentin day will be even more special with this recipe. It works best as a main course, and is done in about 27 minutes. This recipe from Creative Culinary has 1771 fans. Head to the store and pick up garlic clove, cilantro, lime juice, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the salt you could follow this main course with the Individual Grape and Vin Santo Cakes as a dessert. Overall, this recipe earns an awesome spoonacular score of 91%. Users who liked this recipe also liked Cilantro Flank Steak, Cilantro-Lime Marinated Flank Steak, and Flank Steak with Cilantro Salsa Verde.

Ingredients

Servings:
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps cilantro
cilantro
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps fat-free plain yogurt
fat-free plain yogurt
1 lb
1 lb lean flank steak
lean flank steak
0.75 cups
0.75 cups fresh cilantro
fresh cilantro
1 clove
1 clove garlic
garlic
1
1  garlic clove
garlic clove
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp jalapeno pepper
jalapeno pepper
1
1  lemon (juice)
lemon (juice)
1.5 tsps
1.5 tsps fresh lime juice
fresh lime juice
4 Tbsp
4 Tbsp olive oil
olive oil
0.13 tsps
0.13 tsps black pepper
black pepper
1 dash
1 dash pepper
pepper
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps pine nuts
pine nuts
0.25 cups
0.25 cups red wine
red wine
0.13 tsps
0.13 tsps salt
salt
2 Tbsps cilantro
2 Tbsps
cilantro
3 Tbsps fat-free plain yogurt
3 Tbsps
fat-free plain yogurt
1 lb lean flank steak
1 lb
lean flank steak
0.75 cups fresh cilantro
0.75 cups
fresh cilantro
1 clove garlic
1 clove
garlic
1  garlic clove
1
garlic clove
1 Tbsp jalapeno pepper
1 Tbsp
jalapeno pepper
1  lemon (juice)
1
lemon (juice)
1.5 tsps fresh lime juice
1.5 tsps
fresh lime juice
4 Tbsp olive oil
4 Tbsp
olive oil
0.13 tsps black pepper
0.13 tsps
black pepper
1 dash pepper
1 dash
pepper
2 Tbsps pine nuts
2 Tbsps
pine nuts
0.25 cups red wine
0.25 cups
red wine
0.13 tsps salt
0.13 tsps
salt

Equipment

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blender
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grill
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blender
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Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Creative Culinary

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.95
Ingredient
2 tablespoons cilantro
3 tablespoons fat-free plain yogurt
1 pound lean flank steak
3/4 cup fresh cilantro
1 clove garlic
1 garlic clove
1 tablespoon jalapeno pepper
1 lemon (juice)
1 1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice
4 Tbsps olive oil
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1/4 cup red wine
Price
$0.03
$0.26
$8.05
$0.40
$0.07
$0.07
$0.07
$0.20
$0.06
$0.67
$1.07
$0.78
$11.73

Tips

Health Tips

  • Yogurt is a good source of probiotics, "good" bacteria that contribute to intestinal health and can improve digestion. Look at the label on your yogurt and make sure it says it contains "live and active cultures."

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • Pine nuts are pretty expensive. If you're on a budget, you might try substituting other nuts or seeds, such as walnuts or sunflower seeds.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • The average fresh lime contains 2 tablespoons of lime juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lime juice).

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

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Green Tips

  • Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
226 Calories
17g Protein
15g Total Fat
2g Carbs
23% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
226
11%

Fat
15g
24%

  Saturated Fat
3g
19%

Carbohydrates
2g
1%

  Sugar
1g
1%

Cholesterol
45mg
15%

Sodium
98mg
4%

Alcohol
1g
6%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
17g
35%

Selenium
22µg
33%

Vitamin B6
0.5mg
25%

Vitamin B3
4mg
25%

Zinc
3mg
22%

Phosphorus
193mg
19%

Manganese
0.35mg
18%

Vitamin K
15µg
15%

Vitamin E
2mg
13%

Vitamin B12
0.75µg
12%

Potassium
344mg
10%

Iron
1mg
8%

Vitamin C
6mg
8%

Vitamin B2
0.13mg
8%

Magnesium
29mg
7%

Vitamin B5
0.59mg
6%

Copper
0.11mg
6%

Vitamin B1
0.08mg
5%

Calcium
41mg
4%

Folate
15µg
4%

Vitamin A
174IU
3%

Fiber
0.31g
1%

covered percent of daily need

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