Looking for an easy recipe for the grill? You’ve come to the right place! Here I’ve topped a grilled flank steak with cherry tomatoes marinated with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and fresh basil. Serve over a bed of bulgur wheat, rice, or couscous and top with a bit of asiago or manchego cheese and you’ve got a super easy, beautiful dinner.
I just love tomatoes with steak. The juices are perfect for enhancing the flavor! I hope you enjoy this easy grill night dinner as much as we did.
Tomato Basil Flank Steak
1 pound flank steak (tenderized if available)
1/4 cup olive oil
A Tbsp or two balsamic vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 fresh rosemary sprigs
1.5 cups cherry tomatoes
2 sprigs basil
Balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil
Bulgur wheat, rice, or couscous for serving
Asiago, manchego, or parmesan
- Whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and the minced leaves of one rosemary sprig. Pour over flank steak in ziplock bag. Refrigerate for a couple of hours or overnight.
- Set the bag on the counter for twenty minutes before grilling it. It’s important to let meat come to room temperature before grilling it or it won’t cook evenly.
- Turn on grill and let heat to about 350ish degrees.
- While your grill is preheating, slice tomatoes in half and toss with julienned basil, extra virgin olive oil, and a bit of balsamic vinegar. Let marinate on the counter.
- Grill flank steak for five minutes. Use tongs to flip. Grill another five minutes.
- Remove from heat and set on a plate. Let rest for ten minutes before slicing.
- Thinly slice against the grain. This is the most important part of cooking flank steak! Set you knife on the flank steak. Your knife should be perpendicular to the lines running through the flank steak. Cut at an angle with a serrated knife. Place steak on bulgur wheat, rice, or couscous. Pour tomatoes with the marinade on top of steak. Grate cheese on top.