Grilled Skirt Steak with Tomato Salad


Total Time:

2 hours 12 minutes



Labor day is upon us! Grilled Skirt Steak with Tomato Salad will make you feel like like a champion at any BBQ’s or cook-outs this weekend!

Grilled Skirt Steak with Tomato Salad from (@whatsgabycookin)

Someone recently asked me for my most favorite steak recipe of all times. It required a decent amount of thinking as we have a TON of incredible steak recipes here on WGC. But this Grilled Skirt Steak with Tomato Salad was my OG. I used to make this for my clients when I was a private chef on a weekly basis. It was frequently the star of the show for their Sunday night dinner parties and I’ve been making it ever since.

Inspired by one of the dishes served at my wedding, this marinated skirt steak is packed with tons of flavor from the marinade, grilled to perfection and then topped with a super simple green salad and cherry tomato salad that makes the perfect compliment to the steak. If you’re lucky enough to find Hanger Steak at the market you can use instead! In fact, the marinade works perfectly on any cut of steak… but skirt and hanger steak are both perfect for entertaining as you can slice it up and allow people to serve themselves.

Grilled Skirt Steak with Tomato Salad from (@whatsgabycookin)
Grilled Skirt Steak with Tomato Salad from (@whatsgabycookin)

Grilled Skirt Steak with Tomato Salad

One of my favorite ways to serve steak – Grilled Skirt Steak with Tomato Salad! Slice it up before serving for easy access for your guests.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 12 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6 people


For the Steak + Marinade

  • 2 pounds hanger or skirt steak
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons agave nectar or honey

For the Tomato Salad

  • 1-2 pints cherry tomatoes halved
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 handful of fresh arugula or upland cress
  • 1/3 red onion thinly sliced


  • Combine the ingredients for the marinade in a large non-reactive bowl. Add the steak and marinate for at least 2 hours up to 24.
  • Heat a grill over medium high heat.
  • Remove the steak from the marinade and generously season with salt and pepper. Place the steak on the grill and grill for 4-6 minutes on each side, turning 90 degrees halfway through to get crisscross grill marks.
  • Cook until medium/medium rare, or medium, depending on your preference, and then remove to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, toss the halved cherry tomatoes with a few tablespoons of olive oil, salt, pepper, arugula and red onions.
  • Slice the steak against the grain and top with the tomato salad. Serve immediately.

Photo Credit: Matt Armendariz

Food Styling Credit: Adam Pearson

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  1. Bri | Bites of Bri

    This looks perfect, Gaby! I love easy marinades and recipes that use the grill during the heat of summer.

  2. Julie @ Table for Two

    Omg, the ultimate grilled steak! This looks so good!

  3. Beth @ Tasty Yummies

    OMG yes please! The perfect summer salad, I love it.

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  5. Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes

    I literally just got home from the market with a skirt steak and no plan for the marinade. Now I know what I am making with it this week! Thank you for the lovely inspiration. Beautiful pictures 🙂

  6. Chris

    Beautiful photos!! The marinade is so similar to my recipe but I use brown sugar, not agave nectar. Going to try agave nectar next time and will absolutely be making the tomato salad! I might just need to add a little avocado 🙂

  7. Amanda

    This looks so delicious! I want it right now. Also majorly impressed with those perfect grill marks!

  8. Annette

    Love all your recipes
    Can you suggest alternative if I do not own a grill?

    • Gaby

      you could use an indoor grill pan! Or a really great cast iron skillet! either would work great

  9. Todd

    Nothing better than summer time and skirt steak. Ok, maybe some beer too 😉 Thanks Gaby!!

  10. Lori

    Wow, I made a version of recipe the other day. To save time, I used an italian seasoning for the marinade, and made your salad. Everyone enjoyed it.

    • Gaby

      love that idea Lori!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  11. Kristina Alev

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was absolutely wonderful! So many compliments on the marinade! Thanks Gabs!

    • Gaby

      yayyy!!!! hope you are fab!! would love to see you next time I’m down in SD!

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  13. babykitted

    I love this post. I made this last night and it was amazing! I had tomatoes from the farmers market that were perfect. My 12 year old twins gobbled the salad up like I hadn’t fed them for a week. Thank-you for your recipes. Looking forward to your book.

  14. Monica Bustillos

    Gaby I can’t wait to make this! But do I serve it alone?

    • Gaby

      you can serve it with some veggies on the side – or alone! or with a quinoa salad! any which way you prefer 🙂

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    Can I use something other than Agave Nectar. I don’t have that in my pantry!

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  24. Sue

    5 stars
    This is the only skirt steak recipe I use and I’ve been making it every other week for the last 5 years. It’s just so good you don’t need to look elsewhere!

  25. Monika

    5 stars
    This is just going to be the new favorite in our house!! Every opportunity to grill and use all the summer tomatoes!!