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Juicy grilled steak served with blistered tomatoes marinated in an easy Balsamic marinade with Parmesan is the ultimate, easy and healthy summer meal.

Grilled steak with blistered tomatoes Grilled steak with blistered tomatoes

Whether cooked on an outdoor grill or on a grill pan on the stove, steak is always a good idea. Not only does it take mere minutes to cook, steak is also a great carrier for other flavors. I love serving grilled steak with its charred edges with sweet, juicy blistered tomato (cooked on the grill with the steak), aged Parmesan cheese and peppery arugula (rocket) . It’s a delicious, easy and low carb recipe the whole family will love.

Grilled steak with blistered tomatoes

What is the best grilling steak?

  1. Beef fillet / Beef tenderloin (filet Mignon)Very tender but not a ton of flavor in this cut. 
  2. Sirloin – A soft, juicy cut of meat but not as flavorsome as rump. 
  3. Rump – A slightly tougher cut with tons of flavor. Best marinated for a few hours and cooked to medium-rare to rare as it’s a thicker cut that needs a little time for the fat to render 
  4. Rib-eye – A delicious, fatty cut of steak. Better when not cooked too rare as the fat needs time to render, resulting in a luscious piece of meat. 
  5. T-bone For many, this is the best of both worlds. A piece of tenderloin (fillet) on one side and a piece of sirloin (strip steak). 

How long do I cook a steak on each side?

Cooking time really depends on thickness but a 2-3cm steak should be cooked approximately 2-3 minutes per side for rare, 3-4 minutes for medium-rare to medium and 5-6 minutes for well done.

Grilled steak

How many times do you flip a steak on the grill?

Many people believe that only flipping once is the best way to prevent steak from drying out. However, Heston Blumenthal suggests turning your steak every minute or so. This allows the juice to stay in the steak whereas only turning once results in all the juice pooling on the surface of the steak and being lost when turned over.

What to serve with steak

  1. Twice-baked potatoes
  2. Easy side salad with lemon dressing
  3. Bacon and brie potato bake
  4. Easy oven baked fries
  5. Easy creamy mushroom sauce
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Grilled steak with blistered tomatoes

Juicy grilled steak served with blistered tomatoes marinated in an easy Balsamic marinade with Parmesan is the ultimate, easy and healthy summer meal. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy steak recipe, gluten free recipe, Grilled steak
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 374kcal
Author Alida Ryder


For the blistered tomatoes

  • 500 g (1lb) vine tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt

For the grilled steak

  • 800 g (1½lbs ) steak of your choice (I used bone-in sirloin)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2-3 tsp flaky sea salt
  • black pepper to taste

To serve

  • Parmesan cheese shaved
  • fresh rocket / arugula
  • lemon wedges


  • Mix the olive oil, Balsamic vinegar and salt together and pour over the tomatoes. 
  • Drizzle the olive oil and lemon juice over the steak then season generously with salt and pepper. (This step can be done up to 24 hours ahead.) 
  • Pre-heat a grill or grill pan then add the steak and tomatoes (if your pan/grill isn't big enough, cook the steak first then grill the tomatoes while the steak is resting). 
  • Cook the steak until done to your preference then remove from the heat and allow to rest, covered with foil, for at least 5 minutes. 
  • Remove the tomatoes from the grill once they are blistered. Place in a bowl/dish so that none of their juices go to waste. 
  • Slice the rested steak then serve on rocket/arugula with the tomatoes and Parmesan shavings and pour over the resting juices of both the steak and the tomatoes. 


Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 667mg | Potassium: 707mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 21.3% | Vitamin C: 24.3% | Calcium: 2.3% | Iron: 16.5%

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  • Theresa

    I served the steak and tomatoes with crumbled goat’s cheese and crispy potatoes and my husband said it was the best Father’s day lunch he’s ever had. Thanks for a fantastic recipe!

    • Alida Ryder

      Oh wow, that is so great to hear. Love the idea of the goat’s cheese!

  • Clarice

    Delicious. Loved the combination of steak, juicy tomatoes and Parmesan.

  • Karin

    I was going to make steak and salad for dinner when your notification came through and I decided to make this recipe instead. Absolutely fantastic! Very similar to the steak tagliata from our local Italian except this is better! Thank for a great recipe Alida!

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