This article was edited on 1/8/2023 for clarity and freshness
If you’re wondering what to serve with your chimichurri steak you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I list 45 of the most popular side dishes for chimichurri steak.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes to serve chimichurri steak are lemon herb couscous, herbed flatbread, and potato hash with egg. You can also serve classic sides like french fries, roasted vegetables, or garlic butter rice. For more green options, you can serve a grilled zucchini salad or a butter lettuce salad.
Salads are great as a starter or side dish for your chimichurri steak. They’re quick and easy to make and they offer a fresh, crisp bite that goes superbly with your steak.
A quick arugula salad sounds heavenly, but you can also introduce a fruity twist with a grilled peach salad.
Blackberry goat cheese salad
Blackberry goat cheese salad is a tasty late-summer salad that you can flaunt at any dinner party
It boasts the perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors with a lovely bit of crunch. Serve it alongside a chimichurri steak, and you’ll feel like you’re eating at a Michelin-star restaurant.
And the best part about this gorgeous salad? It comes together in no time. You can even make the vinaigrette in a jar to achieve the perfect consistency.
Butter lettuce salad
This butter lettuce salad is another quick and easy side dish you can whip up for your weekend steak nights. It’s light and refreshing, with the veggies and croutons providing a satisfying crunchy contrast to your tender steak.
The recipe includes a parm vinaigrette to dress up the veggies, but you can skip this and use your chimichurri instead to make its zesty goodness the star of your meal.
Pico de gallo
End your work week right with a perfectly cooked chimichurri steak and a serving of this fresh pico de gallo.
The herbaceous chimichurri sauce needs something just as vibrant to stand up to its flavors, and this zesty tomato salsa fits the bill.
Plus, you can easily customize it to fit your preference. Simply add more tomatoes for a sweeter salsa or another jalapeno pepper for a more fiery kick.
Grilled zucchini salad
Serving chimichurri steak at a summer barbecue or potluck? This grilled zucchini salad is a unique option for you to take along.
And this salad isn’t only about looks. The grilled zucchini, combined with the tomatoes and corn bring a delicious sweet-smoky flavor that pairs well with your zesty chimichurri steak.
Psst… Diethood uses tangy goat cheese for this salad, but you can swap it for feta or even blue cheese if you want a funkier twist.
This coleslaw is a must-have side dish if you’re serving chimichurri steak for a cookout or an outdoor party.
The fresh, crisp veggies provide a pleasant texture contrast to the tenderness of your steak. Plus, the lightly sweet-tangy vinegar-based dressing is an excellent contrast to the zippy chimichurri sauce.
Now Cook This uses fresh vegetables for this recipe and chops them all by hand but you can go with those pre-shredded mixes if you’re in a rush. I’m all about convenience.
Steak and starchy side dishes go together like peanut butter and jelly.
Creamy mashed potatoes are a classic, but there are loads of other things to choose from if you want to think out of the box.
French fries are a common side to serve with steak and it’s easy to see why. Once you start mopping up the steak juices with your fries it’s hard to stop.
You could use frozen French fries, but making them from scratch with Russet potatoes is the way to go. Homemade potato fries are perfectly crunchy outside and fluffy inside.
These golden delights are tasty even with only a pinch of salt. But Dinner at the Zoo gives you loads of flavor suggestions to choose from. I especially love using taco seasoning for a tasty Tex-Mex twist, I also wouldn’t say no to some garlic butter fries.
Herbed flatbread with whipped feta
Tired of munching on the same old boring carbs with your steak? Why not make herbed flatbread with whipped feta instead?
It adds a nice fancy element to your steak and the whipped feta tastes amazing with the chimichurri sauce. Plus, you can enjoy this combo in different ways.
Slice the steak up and serve it on top like an open-face sandwich or use the flatbread to mop up your steaks’ juices and extra sauce.
Lemon dill potato salad
I’ve never met anyone who can resist a good potato salad, although your typical mayo-based version would probably be too much for chimichurri steak.
But not this potato salad. It’s light and lemony but not too overpowering — your chimichurri sauce will still be the main flavor on the plate.
Warning: once you try this lemon dill potato salad, you might never go back.
Garlic butter rice
You can never go wrong with serving rice and chimichurri steak for dinner.
Plain steamed rice works okay, but my choice is garlic butter rice. It’s affordable, filling, and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Plus, it has plenty of room for customizations – I like to make mine extra garlicky, but Cooking Classy offers several variations you can try.
Pssst… I bet herby rice would taste great with chimichurri steak too.
Potato hash with egg
Who says you can’t have breakfast for dinner? Steak and eggs is a classic combo, and this recipe brings the carbs with the addition of potatoes.
The velvety egg yolks will mix with your herby sauce and coat the steak in even more deliciousness.
And the best part? Everything is cooked into one pan, making clean-up a breeze.
Psst… this would be great for Sunday brunch too.
Lemon herb couscous
Couscous often gets forgotten and honestly, I don’t know why. It’s easier to make than pasta and rice. Plus it’s so versatile.
You can make it into a salad or serve it with a hearty stew.
But in our case, we’re using it to make a lovely bed for our chimichurri steak. And since couscous is pretty bland on its own, follow Lauren’s lead and add lots of chopped herbs to infuse the quinoa with flavor.
Keep your chimichurri steak light and low-carb with a nourishing veggie side.
Take inspiration from the classic steakhouse menu with creamed spinach or go down the simple route with buttered vegetables.
Creamed spinach is a classic steakhouse side dish, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that it works well with chimichurri steak.
The mild, buttery, cheesy spinach melds together with the tender steak perfectly. Plus, this dish is incredibly easy to prepare – it only takes 20 minutes from prep time to cook time.
The Novice Chef Blog uses frozen spinach leaves, but you can also use fresh ones. Remember to steam them before folding them in the cream sauce.
Roasted vegetables are vibrant, tasty, and healthy.
You don’t need to overthink it. All you need is a blend of your favorite vegetables, then some seasoning (garlic and herb in this case).
Roast the vegetables until they’re crisp-tender, then serve. It’s that easy. And if you have any spare chimichurri sauce, drizzle it over the veggies for an extra flavor boost.
Brussels sprouts with balsamic glaze
Not a fan of Brussels sprouts? Maybe you haven’t tried cooking them the right way yet. You have to roast them in the oven.
Roasting them mellows out their bitter flavor and makes them delightfully crisp on the outside and tender inside. And if that’s not enough, the balsamic glaze suggested by Julia’s Album adds a layer of complexity that works wonderfully with your savory steak.
Want to give your chimichurri steak a new twist? Serve it alongside a dollop of creamy mashed cauliflower and let the mash soak up all the lovely juices from the steak.
Cauliflower is a great alternative to mashed potatoes, because it has fewer calories while still giving you creamy mouthfeel. It’s also lighter than mashed potatoes, so you don’t need to worry about feeling too stuffed to walk afterward.
And don’t stress about it being watery — follow Crunchy Creamy Sweet’s lead and mash the boiled florets in a pot over medium heat. This helps evaporate any excess moisture, ensuring your mash stays fluffy.
What To Serve With Chimichurri Steak (45 Ideas)
- 1 portion French fries
- 1 portion butter lettuce salad
- 1 portion creamed spinach
- 1 portion grilled peach salad
- 1 portion lemon herb couscous
- 1 portion roasted vegetables … and more
- Prepare your chimichurri steak according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: herbed flatbread with whipped feta, lemon herb couscous, blackberry goat cheese salad, roasted vegetables, french fries, grilled peach salad, potato hash with egg, butter lettuce salad, garlic butter rice, pico de gallo, brussels sprouts with balsamic glaze, mashed cauliflower, lemon dill potato salad, creamed spinach, and grilled zucchini salad.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!