Recently, we went to dinner and had an appetizer that was so good! It didn’t seem too difficult, so I wanted to try and re-create it. This appetizer looks a bit fancier, but is super simple. It has a lot of flavor too! You can use a store bought pesto to make this even easier, but I am including a recipe to one below that uses a bit less oil and no nuts. We had these along with a scallop salad as our dinner. They are packed with protein and very satisfying!
If you are local to Northwest Indiana, I get my steaks at Rob’s in Dyer. It is an AMAZING butcher, but they have SO many prepared options. Skewers for the grill, already made. Sausages, stuffed veggies for the grill, you name it! Plus they have every kind of meat you could ever need! It’s worth a visit if you haven’t been.
Here is what you will need:
- Steak – I used filet. You can also use sirloin. You want something lean and tender.
- Pesto – feel free to use store bought pesto or you can make your own. Recipe below for one that uses less oil and has no nuts so it is allergy friendly!
- Cherry Tomatoes– Look for larger, round ones.
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Steak Pesto SkewersCourse: AppetizersDifficulty: Easy
8 oz steak (I used filet, sirloin would work too)
2 tbsp basil pesto
- Basil Pesto
2 cups packed basil leaves
1/4 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp salt
- Combine all pesto ingredients in a small food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
- Allow steak to come to room temperature. Cut into 1.5 inch pieces and season liberally with salt and pepper. Skewer steak and tomatoes onto a short wooden skewer.
- Heat a skillet over medium high heat.
- Spray with olive oil and add skewers. Cook 30 seconds on each of the 4 sides for medium rare.
- Spread pesto onto plate and top with steak skewer.
- MFP Entry: Sprinkles and the Smiths Steak Pesto Skewers
- You won’t need all the pesto this recipe makes so you can use the leftovers for another dish.