• Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 min
  • Makes: 8 servings

Carne Asada


  • 1 cup Fresh cilantro leaves, packed
  • 1⁄2 cup Soybean oil
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 4 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 Fresh jalapeño, stemmed, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh lime juice
  • 1 1⁄2 pound Skirt or flank steak, trimmed
  • 16 6-inch corn tortillas (heated)
  • 1 cup Salsa verde, store bought
  • 1⁄2 cup Pickled red onion
  • 1 cup Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup Crumbled cotija cheese or queso fresco (4 oz.)
  • 2 Limes, cut into wedges

Instructions for Carne Asada

Puree cilantro, soybean oil, orange juice, garlic, jalapeno and lime juice in blender until smooth. Place marinade in large bowl with steak; marinate for at least 1 hour at room temperature or refrigerate for 3 hours. 

Preheat grill medium high. Remove steak from the marinade, place on grill. Cook, flipping once, about 3 minutes per side for medium rare (135° F) or until desired level of doneness. Let steak rest for 10 minutes; slice into thin strips. 

Assemble tacos with tortillas, steak, salsa, pickled onion, cilantro and cheese. Serve with lime wedges for squeezing over.

Nutrition Per Serving:

Calories 240
Fat 9g
Sat Fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 410mg
Carbohydrate 25g
Fiber 3g
Protein 14g