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)
493 Calories
43g Fat
5g Carbs
23g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 493
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43g 56%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 1148mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 21mg 107%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 395mg 8%
*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 a quinoa salad. 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

  • 4 to 5 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled, smashed, and finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

  • 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 2 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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