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It is pretty apparent steaks are our thing! With the delicious and nutritious taste of grass-fed beef, how could they not be? When we find a steak recipe that puts an extra tasty spin on our favorite steaks, we have to share it. June 2021 Featured Chef Alicia Diehl‘s Grilled Cilantro Pesto Skirt Steak is as mouthwatering as it sounds, and to top it all off with an avocado crema is just an additional layer of a flavor explosion. Follow along with Alicia’s easy and show-stopping recipe below. We know you will love it as much as we do!

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Recipe and Photo by: Alicia Diehl | The Wellness Babe

Grilled Cilantro Pesto Skirt Steak with Avocado Crema

Recipe By: Alicia Diehl | The Wellness Babe

USWM Shopping List: Skirt Steak


Ingredients for Steak:

  • 2lbs of Skirt Steak
  • 1 bunch of Cilantro
  • 6 cloves of Garlic
  • 2 tsp of Salt
  • 1 cup of Avocado Oil

Ingredients for Avocado Crema:

  • 2 small Avocados
  • 1/2 cup of Sour Cream
  • 2 tsp of Lime Juice
  • Cumin & Cayenne Pepper to preference and taste (I prefer a few dashes of each if you like heat add more cayenne)

Cooking Instructions

Blend cilantro, garlic, salt, and avocado oil in a high-powered blender or food processor and blend until smooth to make cilantro pesto. Take 3/4 of the pesto and use it to marinate skirt steak. Shoot for at least 4 hours, but overnight is ideal. Save the rest of the pesto for serving. Take the meat out of the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before grilling. Grill skirt steak on high heat for about 3 to 5 minutes per side. The temperature should reach anywhere between 135° – 140° Fahrenheit

Avocado Crema:

Make the crema just before serving by mixing all ingredients in a food processor. Add the cumin and cayenne to spice things up to your liking. Start with a few dashes of each and move up from there.

Serve the skirt steak with an extra drizzle of the cilantro pesto and crema on top. I served it here with broccoli, but this dish is delicious alongside many vegetables.


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Alicia Diehl

Featured Chef Alicia Diehl has been interested in nutrition, cooking, and movement from a young age. Some of her earliest memories include making pancakes on Saturday mornings for her family and cherishing a VHS yoga instructional video. These passions only deepened as she grew up and led her to spend six years working on organic farms around the country and eventually becoming a master gardener. When Alicia is not creating delicious recipes, you can find her outdoors soaking up nature’s gifts. You can follow along with Alicia’s journey on her Instagram, The Wellness Babe.