Mexican Steak & Avocado Salsa

How many of you out there love steak? I’ll have to admit, before our Whole30 days, I could probably count on one hand the number of times I had eaten steak in my life.  I thought it was OK, but knowing what cut of steak to buy from the store was a bit intimidating to me.  And when I’m at a restaurant? There are just too many other choices and I never used to land on steak.

My hubby, on the other hand, loves steak. I feel badly that we’ve been married for so long and steak was never a meal I fixed him!

That has all changed since we’ve been trying to eat healthier.  Steak at a restaurant is our normal now, and it is quite the treat to have at home, too.  When there are so many other scrumptious foods you can’t eat, why not treat yourself to a good steak?

Mexican Steak & Avocado Salsa {Tastes of Lizzy T}

This Mexican Steak & Avocado Salsa is one recipe I found and has quickly become one of our favorites.

Mexican Steak & Avocado Salsa {Tastes of Lizzy T}

If you like Mexican seasonings, you’ll love the seasonings that get grilled into this steak.  And the creamy avocado salsa that goes on top?  The perfect, healthy indulgence.

Mexican Steak & Avocado Salsa {Tastes of Lizzy T}

Here’s some hints for grilling steak:

We like to grill top sirloin steak, since it is a lean cut of meat. It has great flavor and we can stock up on it when it is on sale at our store.

You’ll want to season your steaks at least 40 minutes before grilling.

Grill this steak for 8-10 minutes, depending on thickness, and depending on how done you like it.  We cook ours medium to medium-well.  I’ll admit…it has taken me awhile to get used to having a little pink inside. I’ve always been a “well-done” girl.  But the pink is really OK…your steak will be juicy and taste perfect!

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Mexican Steak & Avocado Salsa
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Mexican inspired sirloin steak with fresh avocado salsa.
Steak Seasoning:
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ tablespoon cumin
  • ½ tablespoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1½ to 2 pounds of sirloin steak
Avocado Salsa:
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 small tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ teaspoon dried cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Mix all of the steak seasonings together and rub on steaks about 40 minutes before grilling, covering well. Grill for 8-10 minutes, flipping once during the grilling, until steaks reach desired doneness.
  2. For avocado salsa, mix the salsa ingredients together in a bowl. Serve on top of the steak.


Adapted from The Zest and Zeal

Here’s some of our other Whole30 Dinners!

Garlic Mustard Chicken

Garlic Mustard Chicken {Tastes of Lizzy T}

Grilled Lemon-Lime Pepper Chicken

Grilled Lemon-Lime Pepper Chicken {Tastes of Lizzy T}

Healthy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Healthy Homemade Spaghetti Sauce {Tastes of Lizzy T}

Pico de Gallo

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