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Flank steak tacos with lime and cilantro marinade

August 10, 2012 - By Karine Larose, M.Sc.

Temps de lecture 2 minutes

Sometimes, a classic recipe can easily be modified to make us discover new flavours, or simply for the sake of change! With the beautiful summer we’ve had so far this year, let’s take advantage of the barbecue with this delicious flank steak tacos recipe.

4 servings

Preparation time : 15 minutes

Marinating time : 12 hours

Cooking time : 20 minutes


  • 2 (180 g) small beef flank steaks
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas (7 po)
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) low-fat cheddar cheese, grated
  • 250 ml (1 cup) iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) red onion, chopped


  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 white onion, cubed
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, cubed
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) cumin
  • 2,5 ml (1/2 teaspoon) flaked peppers
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) cilantro, chopped
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Side dish (per person)
1 corn on the cob, boiled


  1. First, prepare the marinade. In a food processor, add the garlic cloves, onions, lime juice, and jalapeno pepper. Chop to bite size. Mix the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Put the flank steaks in a bowl and add the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate the flank steaks in the refrigerator for 12 hours.
  3. Grill the flank steaks on the barbecue for 6-10 minutes on each side, depending on the desired level of cooking.
  4. A few minutes before the meat is cooked, add the tortillas on the grill to heat them up.
  5. Cut the flank steaks in slices.
  6. To make your tacos, add the flank steak slices, a few pieces of lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and onions.

Nutritional values per serving : 432 calories, 44 g carbs, 22 g fat, 20 g protein

Did you like your flank steak tacos? Do different next time and try a vegetarian option with these tofu tacos!

Flank steak tacos with lime and cilantro marinade is a post from Nautilus Plus. The Nautilus Plus blog aims to help people in their journey to fitness through articles on training, nutrition, motivation, exercise and healthy recipes.
Copyright © Nautilus Plus 2012

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