Recipe: Chimichurri Steak with Avocado and Sweet Potato Fries

Instead of a long story about how my recipe is best served with a side of sassy backstory, I start with a quick difficulty list. This means you can easily decide if you’re up to it or if you’d rather toss a pizza in the oven.

For ingredients, 1 means you may already have all of them at home and 5 means you may need to special order an ingredient.
For equipment, 1 means the most very basic of tools are needed and 5 means needing to buy a special piece of equipment you may not use often.
For method, 1 means as easy as prepping and tossing in the oven and 5 means you’ll feel like you’re juggling flaming knives.

Ingredients: 2/5
Equipment: 1/5
Method: 2/5

This recipe makes 2 portions


  • 2 portions of steak (flank steak works best, however, sirloin can also be used)
  • Coriander finely chopped (10 g)
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • Flat-leaf parsley (10 g)
  • 1 shallot finely diced
  • Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp of rice wine vinegar
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped and seeds removed
  • 1 ripe avocado chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes, cut into thin fries
  • Paprika, salt, pepper
  • Butter or oil for frying


  • 1 large frying pan
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Baking tray


  1. The night before, or the morning of if able to, marinate the steaks in salt, pepper, olive oil, small amounts of garlic and a dash of rice wine vinegar. Cover and put in the fridge.
  2. 30 minutes before cooking the steak, remove from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature.
  3. Combine rice wine vinegar, 2 tbsp of olive oil, 1 garlic clove, coriander, parsley, green chilli, shallot and salt and pepper into mixing bowl and stir
  4. Preheat the oven to 200C
  5. Toss the sweet potato fries in olive oil, salt, pepper and paprika and arrange flat on the baking tray
  6. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes
  7. Once the sweet potatoes are in the oven, bring a frying pan with butter or olive oil up to high-medium heat.
  8. Add the steaks to the pan and cook as desired (2-3 minutes per side for a typical grocery store-bought steak to get to medium).
  9. Once the steaks are done, let them rest for 5-10 minutes.
  10. Serve steaks sliced with avocado and chimichurri sauce on top, with a side of sweet potatoes.

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