Skirt Steak and Summer Squash Tacos

Skirt Steak and Summer Squash Tacos
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Sarah Ashley

Skirt Steak and Summer Squash Tacos

Tacos meet the classic Argentinean combo of skirt steak and chimichurri. The addition of grilled yellow squash adds bulk and nutrition to these tacos, while arugula-basil chimichurri and goat cheese crema add unique flavor.

Notes

Read more recipes on Sarah's blog 20 Something Cupcakes.

Directions

Preheat indoor or outdoor grill  to high heat.

To make the arugula-basil chimichurri, combine the arugula, basil, and garlic in food processor. Add a generous pinch of salt, a few grinds of pepper, and 1/4 cup olive oil and process for 10 seconds. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add vinegar and red pepper. Process for another 10-15 seconds. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Set aside.

Brush the sliced squash with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the squash for about 20 minutes, turning once, until tender and browned. Transfer the squash to a platter. Brush the steaks with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the steak for 3-5 minutes on each side, depending on thickness, for medium-rare.

Meanwhile, combine the goat cheese and yogurt, or sour cream if using, in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside.

When the steak are finished cooking, set them on a plate or cutting board and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes. Put the tortillas on the hot grill, and cook until slightly browned, about 30 seconds on each side.

Slice the steaks against the grain and transfer to platter with the squash. Serve with arugula-basil chimichurri, goat cheese crema, and tortillas.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

879 kcal

Daily value:

44%

Servings:

5
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 34 g
  • Protein 31 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 70 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 4037 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 235 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 5 µg
  • Vitamin B-6 1 mg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 16 mg
  • Vitamin D 14 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 11 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 229 µg
  • Alanine 1 g
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 6 g
  • Aspartic acid 2 g
  • Betaine 13 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 437 mg
  • Carotene, beta 2275 µg
  • Cholesterol 75 mg
  • Choline, total 80 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 141 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 40 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 10 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 15 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans 7 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic 5 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 5 g
  • Fluoride, F 1 µg
  • Folate, DFE 134 µg
  • Folate, food 102 µg
  • Folate, total 129 µg
  • Folic acid 27 µg
  • Glutamic acid 4 g
  • Glycine 1 g
  • Histidine 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 6 mg
  • Isoleucine 1 g
  • Isorhamnetin 3 mg
  • Kaempferol 28 mg
  • Lactose 5 g
  • Leucine 2 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 4075 µg
  • Lysine 2 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 114 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 1 mg
  • Methionine 1 g
  • Niacin 6 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 3 mg
  • Phenylalanine 1 g
  • Phosphorus, P 518 mg
  • Phytosterols 1 mg
  • Potassium, K 1194 mg
  • Proline 1 g
  • Quercetin 6 mg
  • Retinol 39 µg
  • Riboflavin 1 mg
  • Selenium, Se 32 µg
  • Serine 1 g
  • Sodium, Na 757 mg
  • Starch 2 g
  • Sugars, total 19 g
  • Threonine 1 g
  • Tocopherol, gamma 6 mg
  • Tyrosine 1 g
  • Valine 1 g
  • Water 314 g
  • Zinc, Zn 6 mg
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