Enjoy a good steak but still looking for the right sauce to take it over the top in flavor? Lean Steak with Healthy Pistachio Pesto is what you’ve been looking for! Pesto has been around since 1870! It was first invented by Giovanni Battista Ratto at this restaurant in Genoa, Italy. Since then, chefs and home cooks around the world have been putting their personal spin on this versatile sauce. While there are a million and one ways to make pesto, this easy to make Healthy Pistachio Pesto is sure to be a favorite for your family and friends. Remember, buying organic will make this dish even tastier and healthier!
Yield: 4 Servings
Total Time: 15 Minutes
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
- 4 (6 oz.) lean beef steaks
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 cup baby spinach
- 1 cup arugula
- 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup toasted pistachios
- 1/3 cup toasted almonds
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1/4 cup basil leaves
- 1/2 cup mint leaves
- 1 cup baby arugula
In a food processor, process together pistachios, garlic, basil, mint, arugula, and toasted almonds until very smooth; add in oil, salt, and pepper and continue pulsing until very smooth. Set aside.
Preheat the BBQ grill on medium heat and then brush the meat with oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill for about 3 minutes per side or until cooked to your desire.
Wait for the juices to seal, then slice the steak and divide among the serving plates; top each serving with spinach and tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Serve with the creamy pistachio pesto.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories: 598; Total Fat: 50 g; Carbs: 4 g; Dietary Fiber: 3 g; Sugars: 2 g; Protein: 33 g; Cholesterol: 218 mg; Sodium: 652 mg