Cilantro-lime marinade flank steak tacos

Corey and I love trying out new meat marinades, especially steak. So when I saw this recipe on Eat Live Run (a guest post from Laurie at Simply Scratch), I just had to try it! This would be great as is but it was an awesome twist to traditional steak tacos.


  • Flank or skirt steak (about 2 lbs)
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 clove of garlic, smashed
  • Cilantro (about a handful)
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste


1. Place cilantro, garlic and lime juice in a food processor and pulse quickly until chopped. Toss the remaining ingredients in the processor and pulse until combined. Place contents in a large Ziploc bag.

2. Tenderize meat then marinate the steak overnight in a bag. Place the bag on the counter 30 minutes before grilling to bring the meat to room temperature.

3. Grill the steak for 6-8 minutes per side on medium-high heat for a medium-well done steak.

4. Cut into strips or cubes and serve!


11 responses to “Cilantro-lime marinade flank steak tacos

  1. Mmmm Mexican food… 🙂


  2. I love the cilantro marinade, I usually have leftover cilantro at home and have no idea what to do with it 🙂 This would be great with chicken too! Thanks for the great recipe

  3. Oh, I love flank steak. It marinates so well, and it’s so tender. That marinade looks wonderful.

  4. mmm that marinade looks really good!

  5. oooh…..i could totally veganise this – looks delicioso!

  6. i LOVE flank steak.. yumm!

  7. Ah…It’s been to long since I’ve had beef. A steak taco sounds fabulous right now. It’d also be great on quinoa or rice! 🙂

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  9. Totally just bookmarked this for paul! =)

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  11. Oh yum! That marinade looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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