Chimichurri Steak Bowl

Hi! It’s been a while, I know. If you have been following along on Instagram then you know that the last week has been SO busy. It included a quick trip to LA, meeting Tiffani Thiessen and an indulgent conference in Portland. I was only home for a couple of days last week which didn’t leave much time for blogging. Now that I’ve got a minute to catch my breath, I’m finally able to share this Chimichurri Steak Bowl with you. And guys, I’m pretty sure you’re going to love it.

Is it just me or are bowls every where now? It seems every where I turn people are throwing something in a bowl. Not just cereal and soup. But smoothies, tacos and burritos. It’s actually a pretty awesome idea when you think about it. You can add so many different ingredients. Tons of veggies and protein. They are just so versatile. And seriously, with all of the different ingredients you get so many different colors and they are just so pretty.

For my entry to the “everything in a bowl” scene, I decided to make this Chimichurri Steak Bowl. It’s loaded with steak, black beans, rice, avocado, tomato, red onion, lettuce and, my favorite part, chimichurri sauce.

This Chimichurri Steak Bowl came together when it hit 60 degrees a couple weeks ago and I decided that that meant it was time to grill. I used a ribeye steak because I was looking for a tender cut that didn’t need to be marinated. I was also able to stretch the 1 pound of steak by slicing it thinly before placing them in the bowls.

When it comes to assembling the bowls, there is no right or wrong way to do it. I was taking photos so I wanted to make sure to show off each ingredient. To do that I simply placed the ingredients next to each other the bowl and drizzled the chimichurri over the top. You can simply pile everything into a bowl if you like. Either way, this Chimichurri Steak Bowl  made for the perfect quick, easy and delicious weeknight dinner.

Chimichurri Steak Bowl loaded with sliced ribeye, avocado, tomatoes, red onion, black beans, spanish rice and lettuce then drizzled with chimichurri.

Chimichurri Steak Bowl Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Chimichurri Steak Bowl Ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless rib eye steaks (about 1 inch thick)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 (15. 25 ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1 (6.9) ounce box Spanish rice prepared according to package directions
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups baby lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion

Chimichurri Sauce:

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup lightly packed cilantro, stems removed
  • 1 cup packed Italian flat leaf parsley, stems removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil



Make the chimichurri sauce first. Place cilantro, parsley, kosher salt, cumin, white wine vinegar and crushed red pepper in a food processor. Turn food processor on, while it is processing slowly add in the olive oil until the mixture emulsifies, about 1 minute. Let set at room temperature until ready to use.


Sprinkle the steaks liberally with salt and pepper.


Heat gas grill over to medium-high heat. Cook steaks 3 - 4 minutes per side for medium rare. Transfer to plate and let rest for 10 minutes.


While steak is resting, heat black beans in a pan over medium heat just until warmed through.


To assemble the bowls: Working in a circle, spoon rice and beans into the bowl. Place tomatoes, onions, avocado and lettuce in the bowl.


Slice steak and lay across the bowl. Spoon chimichurri sauce over the top. Serve.



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  • Reply
    April 12, 2016 at 6:49 am

    You had one amazing week! Lucky girl!
    This salad, though. I want it for lunch. Like, today!

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    April 12, 2016 at 12:38 am

    I love chimichurri sauce! It adds such a great flavor profile!

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    Michelle De La Cerda-Nash
    April 11, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Gorgeous salad. I’d love it for dinner tomorrow.

  • Reply
    April 11, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    This looks so, so good. All those great flavors in one bowl, yum!

  • Reply
    Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rook
    April 11, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    This is a outstanding looking bowl

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    From Valerie's Kitchen
    April 11, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Chimichurri is the best! Love all the gorgeous color in this bowl.

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    Bintu | Recipes from a Pantry
    April 11, 2016 at 11:06 am

    I’ve been looking for a new recipe to spice up Mexican night because a girl can only eat so many enchiladas. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  • Reply
    Ginny McMeans
    April 11, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Chimichurri sauce is the best and this recipe is just in time for Cinco de Mayo!

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