Pesto Flat Iron Steak

Servings 4 servings


  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/3 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 4 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 6-oz. flat iron steaks
  • 2 cloves garlic minced


  • Preheat an outdoor grill to medium high heat and lightly oil grate.
  • In a food processor, chop 3 cloves of garlic until minced. Add the basil and pine nuts and pulse to mix together.
  • With the food processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil, stopping a few times to scrape down the sides.
  • Add the next 3 ingredients (Parmesan cheese through red pepper flakes) and pulse until blended.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Rub the steaks with 2 clove minced garlic and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Place steaks on grill, turn heat down to medium, and grill to desired doneness, 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium.
  • Baste the steaks occasionally with some of the pesto. Serve hot off the grill, and top with any left-over pesto sauce.


LC SERVING SUGGESTION: Cauli-Rice (Steam cauliflower till tender; drain; mash with grass fed butter, salt and pepper to taste till you get a mashed potatoes texture. Process cauliflower in a blender or food processor until it resembles grains of rice; steam “rice” till tender; drain; salt and pepper to taste and fluff with a fork) and steamed broccoli
SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed white rice
GLUTEN FREE: No changes necessary
NUTRITION: Per Serving: 1049 Calories; 104g Fat (88.4% calories from fat); 28g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 100mg Cholesterol; 193mg Sodium. Exchanges: 4 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 18 1/2 Fat.
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