Lemon Basil Pesto Flat Iron Steak


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 4 cloves garlic

  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves

  • cup pine nuts

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • ¾ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 6 (6 ounce) flat iron steaks

  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Chop garlic cloves in a food processor until minced. Add basil and pine nuts and pulse a few times to combine. With the food processor running, slowly pour in olive oil, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides. Add Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes and pulse until blended. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Rub steaks with minced garlic and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Grill steaks to the desired degree of doneness on the preheated grill, about 4 minutes per side for medium. Baste steaks occasionally with a little of the pesto sauce. Once done, serve topped with the remaining pesto.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

569 Calories
44g Fat
4g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 569
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 44g 57%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 122mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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