Cilantro Lime Beef Satay, Cilantro Lime Beef Skewers

Cilantro Lime Beef Satay

  • Author: Robyn


Cilantro Lime Beef Satay, Cilantro Lime Beef Skewers

Say yes to skewers! When you use thin pieces of meat, the cook time is minimal!

Everyone knows I really like making skewers. I mean, who doesn’t love meat on a stick? Well, the word satay is an Asian way of saying “meat on a stick”. This recipe combines all my favorite ingredients (lime juice, cilantro, jalapenos) and I guarantee this will make it to your top five marinades once you make it. Yes, it’s that good. The longer the meat marinates, the more flavor and cilantro lime goodness!



Main ingredients:

  • 12+ bamboo skewers (soak for 30 minutes beforehand)
  • 1lb beef sirloin, cut into 1” wide pieces, 1/4” thick slices
  • 1 package of Naan, Pita or flatbread, enough for 4 “wraps”
  • one tomato, diced
  • 2 cups arugula

Marinade ingredients:

  • ¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp lime zest
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (the juice of one medium lime)
  • 4 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 ½ tsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

Dipping sauce:

  • ½ cup low fat sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup minced cilantro
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (or juice of one medium lime)


Puree all marinade ingredients (soy sauce, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, fish sauce, oil, sugar and garlic) with a hand mixer or food processor until it forms a paste.

Combine marinade and beef in a non-reactive container and marinate in the refrigerator for four hours.

Thread the beef strips onto pre-soaked bamboo skewers.

For the dipping sauce, combine all ingredients (sour cream, cilantro and lime juice) and refrigerate until ready to serve).

Preheat a charcoal grill to medium-high heat, about 350-400 degrees.

Grill the skewers for three minutes on each side or until char marks form. These are thin slices of meat so they don’t need much time on the grill.


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