Easy Paleo Grilled Garlic-Lime Skirt Steak with Veggies

No need to spend your hard-earned money on the really pricey cuts of beef for a hot and juicy grilled paleo steak meal…

…Here’s a flavor-packed recipe using a skirt steak that’s usually cheaper…and no kidding, you may just love it even more than filet mignon!

If you’re not familiar with skirt steak, it’s the cut most often used for recipes like fajitas or stir-frys. I think it naturally has more flavor than many of the more expensive cuts like rib eye or sirloin. No, it’s not as tender as those cuts…but the good news is we can fix that!

Here’s the trick: a really simple marinade. Just a handful of common ingredients is all your need – mainly garlic, lime and olive oil. The marinade will not only build on the skirt steak’s inherent flavor, but it’ll really help tenderize it as well.

And one of the great things about this particular marinade for many of you will be it’s not spicy. You’ll get a little bit of extra tanginess with the lime juice that’s in it, but you shouldn’t taste any extra heat. Savory, but not spicy.

So you bag your steak with the marinade and stick it in the fridge for at least 2 hours. If you have more time, 10 hours would make it even better.

grilled skirt steak with veggies from paleo newbie

When the skirt steak is fully infused with the marinade’s garlic and lime flavors, you’re going to lay it across the grates of a very hot grill and let it sizzle away alongside some veggies you’ve rough chopped and drizzled with olive oil.

When your grilled gourmet meal has finished cooking, you just need to let your steak rest a few minutes to get nice and juicy…then cut the meat in thin strips against the grain.

This skirt steak and veggie grilling recipe would also be great for whipping up some amazing tacos or fajitas…here’s my crazy good (and real easy) Paleo and Gluten Free Tortilla recipe if you want to give that a whirl. But the hubs and I dug into it just like you see it here…and loved every bite.[av_sidebar widget_area=’Lockerdome’ av_uid=’av-m4x0cy’]

Want a light and tasty fresh sauce to dip your grilled veggies in?  Here’s the perfect one for this recipe…my Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce.

I hope it’s grilling weather where you are right now so you can fire up the backyard barbecue and give this awesome (and money-saving!) paleo skirt steak and veggie recipe a try!

Easy Paleo Grilled Garlic-Lime Skirt Steak with Veggies Recipe

Easy Paleo Grilled Garlic-Lime Skirt Steak with Veggies Recipe


  • 1 1/2 lbs skirt steak
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Suggested grilling vegetables: bell peppers, zucchini, spring onions
  • Extra lime wedges


  1. Combine minced garlic, olive oil, juiced lime, and salt and pepper to taste. Place in sealable plastic bag along with skirt steak (you can cut steak into two or three sections for easier grilling). Marinate at least 2 hours up to 10 hours.
  2. Remove steak from bag and discard marinade. Grill over medium-high to high direct heat for around 3 minutes per side for medium rare. Move steak to indirect heat if you need to cook it longer.
  3. Slice peppers and zucchini into sections. Drizzle with olive oil and season and season with salt and pepper. Grill veggies alongside steak until light grill marks appear – avoid overcooking or excessive charring.
  4. Allow steak to stand about 5 minutes. Cut thin across the grain for maximum tenderness. Serve with grilled veggies. Add lime wedges on the side to squeeze for additional flavor.


If your skirt steak still has a membrane attached, be sure and peel it off before marinating and cooking.



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  1. OMG!! Made this last night and it was AWESOME!!!

  2. Always love anything like this

  3. Where is the SAUCE……..

  4. biggest the paleo lifestyle fan :D

  5. Thanks for the post. I’m a Paleo newbie and there’s so much great info out there on this diet program.

  6. What is another name for skirt steak? The butchers around here seem to have their own language when it comes to cuts of meat. :/

    1. It’s a specific cut of meat and your butcher should be able to help you. I don’t know of another name for it. It can be kind of tough, but is full of flavor when marinated and grilled or used with fajitas.?

  7. Skirt steaks are not cheap. In CT. top sirloin is way more expensive than skirt/hanger steaks.

    1. Wow , interesting. I know they aren’t cheap but here I found 1 1/2 lb for 11.00 It made a few meals for us which worked out pretty well! ?

    1. totally right couldnt agree more :D

  8. Looks absolutely delicious!

    1. absolutely right could not agree more :)

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