Lemon, Parsley, and Garlic-Marinated Steaks

Rib Eye Steak with Asparagus on a Hot Charcoal Grill with butter, herbs and Flames
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Marinating Time: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
381 Calories
30g Fat
18g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 381
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 1208mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 13g
Calcium 97mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The fresh, piquant combo of lemon and parsley calls chimichurri—a multipurpose Argentinian condiment/marinade/sauce—to mind. The addition of soy sauce gives the steaks an umami boost, too. The flavor mix means these steaks play well with a wide variety of international cuisines, including South American, Asian, and the Mediterranean. 

Make It A Meal: Serve alongside grilled vegetables and Quinoa with Black Beans, Corn, and Zucchini. Or go with Rainbow Slaw and dairy-free Cornbread.​

Need help on the grilling front? Check out Barbecues & Grilling Expert Derrick Riches' helpful step-by-step instructions for achieving steak perfection


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 large lemon (juiced, freshly squeezed)
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic (peeled, smashed, and finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup parsley (fresh, finely chopped)
  • 3 to 4 rib-eye steaks (or another favorite cut)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Place the steaks in a deep dish large enough to hold them in a single layer. Or place them in a large zipper-lock plastic bag. 

  3. In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic, and parsley.

  4. Pour over the steak.

  5. Marinate steak, covered or sealed, in the refrigerator for at least two hours or overnight. 

  6. Preheat the grill.

  7. When grill is very hot, barbecue the steaks to the desired degree of doneness.

  8. Serve immediately. Enjoy!


Steak isn't the only thing that tastes good with this marinade! Try it on poultry, fish, veggies, or even tofu. 

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