This Keto Steak Marinade is a simple low carb marinade recipe that will take your steaks to the next level. Full of flavour this marinade will make your steaks so tender and juicy, plus you can use it for any type of steak you like. Made with avocado oil, coconut aminos, lime juice, balsamic vinegar and spices, it’s perfect for all your summer grilling and cookouts!
Keto Steak Marinade Recipe
Why this is the best keto steak marinade:
- It is full of flavour and will make your steaks so juicy and tender! You’ll never want to season your steaks any other way again.
- It’s really easy to make with pantry staple ingredients and is great for meal prep.
- It’s a low carb, healthy marinade that can be used for any type of steak and for other meat dishes too.
- Besides being keto, this marinade is also gluten free, paleo and Whole30 compliant.
Key ingredients for this low carb steak marinade:
- Avocado oil: One of my favourite cooking oils! You could also easily swap this for olive oil.
- Lime juice: To help give the meat some amazing flavour and help tenderize the meat.
- Coconut aminos: Such a great alternative to soy sauce which is also gluten free and lower in salt.
- Balsamic vinegar: This adds some amazing flavour and also helps tenderize the meat.
- Herbes de Provence spice blend: One of my favorite spice blends. It adds the perfect amount of flavour.
Tips and variations for making this steak marinade:
- This marinade recipe is good for 4-6 steaks. If you are serving a crowd or want to have extra marinade to use later feel free to double or triple the recipe
- You can marinade your steaks anywhere from 2-24 hours before grilling, baking or frying them
- You can easily make this marinade ahead of time and store it in the fridge. Just don’t add the steaks until 2-24 hours before you want to cook them.
- Take the marinaded steaks out of the fridge about 30 minutes before you want to cook them, this will help them warm up a bit and cook more evenly
- For a different flavour add some minced garlic, onion powder or any other spices you prefer
- Instead of avocado oil you can use olive oil, and feel free to substitute the balsamic vinegar with another type of vinegar such as red wine vinegar.
What to serve with steak:
Frequently asked questions:
Any type or cut of steak is great for keto. Beef steaks are a naturally low carb meat that is perfect for a keto diet.
Marinades are best for tougher cuts of meat, so they are especially good for cheaper steak cuts like flank steak, skirt stake, and hanger steaks but you can marinade all cuts of steak. You’ll see the biggest difference in texture and flavour working with smaller steaks or steaks that have been cut into bite-sized pieces.
There is a total of 5 grams of carbs per serving of this marinade with 1 gram of fiber and 1 gram of sugar. However, that carb count assumes that you consume ALL the marinade when you eat the steak which in reality doesn’t happen. Much of the marinade will get cooked off, and some gets discarded when you transfer the steaks to the grill so in reality the carb count would actually be much lower.
Other easy, healthy recipes you’ll love:
- Easy Green Beens with Almonds
- Mexican Chicken Marinade
- Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings
- Cauliflower Fried Rice
- Mango Habanero Salsa
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Keto Steak Marinade
This keto steak marinade is the best way to cook tender, flavorful steaks. It can be used for any type of steak and is so easy to make.
In a glass measuring cup or bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients and stir well
Place the steaks in the marinade (either in a glass dish or ziploc bag) and marinade in the fridge for 2-24 hours before cooking
- This marinade recipe is good for 4-6 steaks. If you are cooking more meat feel free to double or triple the recipe.
- Take your marinated steaks out of the fridge ~30 minutes before cooking or grilling to allow them to warm slightly.
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