Paleo Dinner, Paleo Recipes

Paleo Carne Asada

Paleo carne asada is quite possibly one of my favorite dish. It’s easy to prepare, easy to cook, is quick, and most importantly it’s delicious.

Growing up in Los Angeles for nearly my entire life exposed me to a lot of Mexican culture and food. My friends and I would sometimes plan our weekends around one of our favorite mom-and-pop Mexican restaurant, El Taco Llama.

El Taco Llama hands down has the best Al Pastor in Los Angeles, at least this guy thinks they have the best asada (carne).

So it’s safe to say I love Mexican food, but when I went Paleo I had to cut the grains. But I knew I had to find an alternative. Which is why I love this Paleo carne asada recipe. I usually eat by itself, as the protein in a salad or with some Paleo tortillas or Paleo safe carbs.

Note: If you’re enjoying this recipe as part of the Paleo Diet Plan then keep in mind that this recipe makes 4 servings. You only eat 1 serving per meal so that means you eat a maximum of 2 servings per day.

Paleo Carne Asada

Difficulty: Easy

Total Time to Make:  30 minutes

Paleo Carne Asada
Paleo Carne Asada

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 1 pound flank or skirt steak
  • Coconut oil


  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground cumin seed (best to lightly toast the seeds first, then grind them)
  • 1/2 large handful fresh cilantro, leaves and stems, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 1 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon raw honey or palm sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
    Note: You’ll need to warm the coconut oil with a pan to liquify it.


  1. In a large bowl, mix the 1 pound of meat with the marinade. Marinade the meat for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Brush some coconut oil onto the grill to prevent your meat from sticking to the grill.
  4. Lay your marinaded steak onto the grill, cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side for medium rare. Cook it for 3 to 4 minutes to have it medium.
  5. Cut the steak against the grain into 1/2 inch thick strips.
  6. Enjoy your Paleo carne asada steak with lime, salt, and pepper.

Why is Paleo Carne Asada “Paleo?”

  • You’re using coconut oil instead of vegetable oil to marinate the steak.
  • There is no carbs in this recipe, you could eat it with paleo safe carbs.
  • Paleo carne asada is a protein heavy dish, great if you’re trying to lose weight.

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