Beef Tenderloin with Fresh Herb Sauce

Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 min
Recipe Details
  • 1/2 cup(s) fresh parsley, fresh, leaves
  • 1/4 cup(s) cilantro, fresh, leaves
  • 1 clove(s) garlic clove(s), smashed with side of a knife, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp table salt, divided
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 spray(s) cooking spray
  • 8 oz uncooked lean and trimmed beef tenderloin, (use two 1-inch-thick steaks)
  1. In a blender or food processor, place parsley, cilantro, garlic, water, vinegar, oil, lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Blend on high, pulsing, until a smooth sauce is formed; set aside.
  2. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Sprinkle beef with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; add beef to skillet and cook, flipping once, about 7 to 8 minutes for medium, or longer for desired degree of doneness. Serve with sauce. Yields 1 steak and about 1/3 cup sauce per serving.
You can grill the steak if desired (cooking time may vary from above).

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