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Pico De Gallo with Chili-Spiced Grilled Steak

Pico de Gallo with Chili-Spiced Grilled Steak Recipe

We definitely love Mexican cuisine, and nothing gets us more excited than to think of a new way to combine this with a great steak. Hence this recipe, which uses some of the best Mexican seasonings, sirloin, and a homemade pico de gallo that combines to create Paleo-Mexican perfection. In this recipe, you’ll be combining ingredients for your homemade salsa, then quickly grilling up your steak after seasoning. The zesty and refreshing pico de gallo really helps balance out the spiciness of the steak. The total prep and cook time for this dish is about 35 minutes, making it perfect for weeknights when you want a hearty meal without dedicating too much time to putting out dinner. You can save even more time before your meal if you prep your pico de gallo in advance – it can easily be refrigerated for the day if needed.

The focus of this dish is the sirloin steak, which is a pricier cut of beef that offers a ton of nutritional benefits. All beef contains a multitude of micronutrients, including niacin, Vitamin B12, and zinc among others. Although the price may dissuade you, definitely consider investing in grass-fed beef for additional nutrition and the knowledge that your beef has been ethically sourced.

When considering what to serve this dish with, try grilling up some vegetables alongside your steak for a quick and simple dinner. We really like this grilled zucchini and leeks dish – try omitting the herb dressing and topping this with your extra pico de gallo. Or to stay within the Mexican flavors, this Mexican baked zucchini would be delicious as well.

Pico de Gallo with Chili-Spiced Grilled Steak Recipe

Serves: 4Prep: 20 minCook: 15 min

Protein: 43g / %

Carbs: 7g / %

Fat: 15g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.


  • 4 sirloin steaks
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • ½ tbsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Pico De Gallo Ingredients

  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • ½ green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Grilled Steak Preparation


  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the pico de gallo, season to taste with salt and pepper, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  3. In a bowl, combine the chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, and onion powder; season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Sprinkle the steaks with the chili mixture on both sides, make sure it is evenly covered.
  5. Grill the steaks 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare doneness.
  6. Let the steaks rest 4 to 5 minutes and serve topped with the fresh pico de gallo.
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