6.05.2009

first*fruits

this summer i planted my first garden.
and yesterday i picked my first ingredients!
unlike everything else, my cilantro is
SPRINGING UP FAST & FURIOUS!
so last night i made an old favorite.
this is a very easy recipe
that even a novice can master and use to impress
all of your friends and family!

ENJOY!

Flank Steak with Cilantro-Almond Pesto

Yields:

4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces steak and about 1 tablespoon pesto)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon chopped seeded jalapeƱo pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed
  • Cilantro sprigs (optional)

Preparation

Prepare grill.

Combine first 6 ingredients in a blender; process until finely chopped (about 15 seconds). Add yogurt and juice; process until smooth.

Grill steak 6 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices. Serve steak with pesto. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Calories:
209 (47% from fat)
Fat:
10.8g (sat 3.9g,mono 4.9g,poly 0.8g)
Protein:
24.6g
Carbohydrate:
2.4g
Fiber:
0.6g
Cholesterol:
57mg
Iron:
2.5mg
Sodium:
152mg
Calcium:
36mg

1 Comments:

OpenID ellisondrive said...

Hi Cara! Way to go on your garden. I eagerly check my sprouts everyday. So exciting!
Jen
Also, I am passing on a blog award to you, details here:
http://ellisondrive.wordpress.com/2009/06/05/how-lovely

1:37 PM, June 05, 2009  

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