This Keto Carne Asada & Chimichurri Sauce is the perfect low carb grilling recipe for summer entertaining! Or just make a bunch for you and eat it all week for lunch on or with a salad! Easy keto meal prep = done! As an added bonus it’s also Whole 30 compliant!
Carne Asada is a Latin American dish that simply translates as “Grilled Meat.” Typically made with beef, it’s usually marinated with bold flavors, then grilled and sliced before serving.
My Keto Carne Asada version is marinated in lime juice, with lots of garlic, cilantro, cumin, and cayenne pepper, among other things.
Pretty much any cut of beef that lends itself well to grilling will work for this Keto Carne Asada, but if using skirt or flank steak, be sure to slice it thinly and against the grain to keep it tender.
You can serve this Keto Carne Asada with no sauce and it will still be delicious, or with any of your favorite keto sauces for grilled beef.
I chose to make a chimichurri for mine, which is made with lots of garlic, parsley, oregano, and lemon zest – with some red wine vinegar for a pleasant tanginess.
The recipe for my keto chimichurri sauce is included below! Note that it’s very creamy looking because I blended it in my magic bullet rather than stirring it with a fork or whisk.
We served this Keto Carne Asada to non-keto friends by the pool recently and it got rave reviews across the board. It really is a great dish for summer entertaining because once you’ve got it marinated and the sauce is done, it just needs a few minutes on the grill, then a few minutes to rest before slicing and you’re in business.
If you and your tribe are fans of beef and/or grilled meats in general – this keto carne asada recipe is going to be a winner every time.