Steak with Spicy Cucumber Salsa

Steak with Spicy Cucumber Salsa - This delicious, medium rare steak is paired with the most delicious, fresh, spicy cucumber salsa! A super flavorful weeknight dinner! #whole30 #paleo

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This delicious Whole 30, Paleo, and Keto weeknight dinner has the most delicious flavor combo and is no fuss to put together!



For the Salsa

  • 2 avocados, scooped out of the peels and diced
  • 1 hot house cucumber, halved, seeds scooped out, diced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeds and ribs removed, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, minced (about 1/2 of a small red onion)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped (measure after chopping) (about 1 bunch)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (about 4 limes)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced

For the Steak

  • 1 1/22 pounds skirt steak
  • 3 tablespoon ghee, divided (or butter if not paleo/whole 30)
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. While it’s preheating, make your salsa so the flavors can be melding while your steak cooks
  2. To make the salsa, combine all ingredients except for the avocado in a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Gently stir in the avocado and season to taste with salt and pepper
  3. Season your steak liberally with salt and pepper. Add 1 tablespoon of ghee and a big swirl of olive oil in an oven safe skillet (a cast iron is great here) over medium high heat
  4. When very hot, add your steak and sear for 3 minutes per side. When both sides have seared, add your remaining 2 tablespoons of ghee + your crushed garlic into the pan with your steak. Stir that around a bit and then place the whole pan in your preheated oven for 5 minutes*
  5. When it comes out, spoon the garlic butter mixture over the steak for about 30 seconds. Remove the steak to a cutting board and let it rest for several minutes before serving and topping with cucumber salsa!


*This cook time was for my cut of steak. Each steak is going to be a little different in size and thickness – make sure you use a meat thermometer and are checking periodically – you want a temp of 135-140 for medium rare (the temp will raise a bit during the rest).

If you can’t find skirt steak, hanger or flank would be great substitutes for that particular cut. But any cut of steak will work great here, the cook time will just change depending on what it is.

If you don’t want the salsa to be spicy, either half or omit the jalapeno