Grilled Steaks with Cilantro Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Grill: 15 min.


8 servings (3 cups sauce)

Updated: Oct. 24, 2022
Fresh herbs made into a sauce help make these steaks the main star of our favorite summer grilling menu. —Lynne Keast, Monte Sereno, California
Grilled Steaks with Cilantro Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 8 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 2/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 pounds beef flat iron steaks or top sirloin steaks (1 inch thick)


  1. Place herbs, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a food processor; pulse until herbs are chopped. Gradually add oil, vinegar, lemon juice and pepper flakes, processing just until blended.
  2. Sprinkle steaks with remaining salt and pepper. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 6-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°). Cut steaks into 1/4-in. slices; serve with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

6 ounces cooked beef with 1/3 cup sauce: 901 calories, 78 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 146 mg cholesterol, 567 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2 g fiber), 45 g protein.