Lemon Basil Pesto Flat Iron Steak

Lemon Basil Pesto Flat Iron Steak

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"Lemon and basil combine nicely into a pesto topping for steaks."


30 m servings 569 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 569 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 44.2 g
  • 68%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.5g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 40.1 g
  • 80%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 122 mg
  • 41%
  • Sodium:
  • 213 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Chop 4 garlic cloves in a food processor until minced. Add the basil and pine nuts, and pulse a few times to combine. With the food processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides. Place the Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes into the food processor, and pulse until blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Rub the flat iron steaks with 2 cloves minced garlic, season to taste with salt and pepper, then set aside. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil grate.
  3. Grill the steaks to desired degree of doneness on preheated grill, about 4 minutes per side for medium. Baste the steaks occasionally with a little of the pesto sauce. Once done, serve topped with the remaining pesto.
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  1. 34 Ratings


Perfect pesto! For anyone worried about or having trouble with pesto falling off or burning on their steaks, I marinated my steaks in about 2T pesto (don't worry, you'll have plenty for topping)...

This was excellent! The only changes I made was to add an extra clove of garlic to the pesto and cut the lemon juice to 2 tsp because I didn't want it to be too tart. The garlic rubbed on the ...

We made this and were pleasantly surprised! We don't typically like pesto but I have to admit, it was very good AND very quick and easy to make! Since it was still cold out, we made it on the ...

The homemade pesto was excellent; a huge hit. But if you've never had flat iron steak, let me warn you, it is a disgusting cut of beef. There were weird dice- sized chunks of gristle scattered...

Very nice twist on pesto! Next time I think I will try it with a dash of chili oil instead of the crushed red pepper flakes. I think it might mix in a little better.

I am rating this bc I only made the lemon pesto. I was looking for a good pesto..YUM!! I don't like heavy garlic so I only used 2 cloves and it was plenty. Why didn't I think of adding a little...

Loved it 5 Stars all the way thanks

Simple and delicious! I got a chance to make this pesto with my lemon olive oil from Ohio and I added a little lemon zest to brighten the flavor. I will be using this pesto for lots of other dis...

I loved this in every way. I don't usually put red pepper flakes in my pesto, but that little bit of heat was great.