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Carne Asada (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 servings 1x


This carne asada is the perfect summertime grilling recipe!


  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • Optional- 1 jalapeno, diced (omit for AIP)
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 1.5 lb flank steak

To serve

  • Avocado
  • Red onion
  • Cilantro
  • Cauliflower rice for burrito bowls
  • Tortillas (for non-whole30 )


  1. Combine the orange juice, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, avocado oil, garlic, herbs, and spices and mix well to combine.
  2. Add the marinade to a large bag and add the flank steak, making sure that the steak is fully covered in the marinade.
  3. Place in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours.
  4. Remove and allow to come to room temperature.
  5. Prepare the grill (or grill pan) by setting to medium-high heat. Coat lightly with avocado oil.
  6. Once the grill is hot, add the flank steak to the grill and grill for about 5-8 minutes on each side. The internal temperature should read 145-155F for a medium steak.
  7. Remove from the grill and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing very thin.
  8. Serve over burrito bowls for whole30 or grain free tacos with red onion, avocado, and extra cilantro.


All nutrition facts are estimations and will vary. Nutrition facts do not include optional/’to serve’ ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grill


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 251
  • Fat: 14.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.8g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Protein: 24.6g