Grilled Steak with Avocado Sauce

Yum. Yum and Yum..and yum and yum and yum and yuuummm. Really that is all that came to mind when I was trying to figure out how to describe the dinner that I just had. Yes, that is right, I am writing this literally minutes after I finished eating it. It is so good that I couldn’t wait to share it with you all. The steak is so tender. The seasoning just right. And the avocado sauce? Well that is absolutely to die for.

After I prepare dinner and plate it for pictures, Ryan’s job begins. He painstakingly makes sure that each and every picture captures the essence of the meal well. He makes sure that the food looks just right and the lighting is perfect. When he was taking pictures of this recipe however, he seemed to have a little bit of trouble. He said he couldn’t get it just right and that was the reason that half of the steak was gone before we sat down to dinner. As much as I love him, I’m pretty sure that was a ruse so that he could eat a bit more . But oh well, what’s a girl to do?

Grilled Steak with Avocado Sauce Recipe

Serves 2 - 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/2 pounds flat iron steak
  • 1 avocado, skin and pit removed, diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • juice from 1 lime



Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Rub all over the steak.


Preheat grill to medium heat.


Place remaining ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use.


Cook steak about 5 minutes per side for medium rare. Transfer to a plate and allow to rest for 10 minutes.


Slice steak and spoon avocado sauce over the top. Serve.



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    Peter @ Feed Your Soul Too
    August 23, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Your Labor Day offerings were awesome. So I was so glad to share your recipes and promote your site. Thx from Feed Your Soul Too –

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    May 15, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    This looks and sounds DELICIOUS. Yum, yum, yum!

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    The Food Hound
    May 14, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    OK, just made it and blogged about it on the Food Hound!! So fabulous!

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    The Food Hound
    May 6, 2013 at 10:57 am

    A friend just sent me this link because she made this and LOVED IT! Glad I checked out your blog, and this is totally on my list of things to make!!

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    February 16, 2012 at 8:53 am

    We just tried this last night (found it via Pinterest), and it was fantastic :) Can’t wait to follow your blog now- Thank you for sharing!!

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    September 6, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    YUM!!! I made this, and both my husband and I were so glad I did!

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    August 11, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Des I made this tonight and it was delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

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    July 26, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    The avocado sauce looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it on steak tacos this week!!

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    July 21, 2010 at 3:28 am

    I’m not very adept at cooking steak at home, but I absolutely love the sound of the avocado sauce. Mmmmmm.

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    Jenn's Food Journey
    July 20, 2010 at 5:20 am

    The sauce looks so good Des, I think you could put that one just about anything!

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    July 19, 2010 at 8:39 am

    That sauce looks incredible! I can’t wait to try it!

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    July 19, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Ha, ha. My pictures aren’t very good because, once the food is cooked, I just want to get to the table. I am a huge fan of flatiron steak. Nice dish!