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Grilled Steak Tacos with Pickled Radish & Onions

A non-traditional but super delicious take on steak tacos. Gluten, dairy, grain, soy, egg free, and easily made nut free by leaving out the macadamias.
Course Main Course
Keyword 45 minute meals, beef, dairy free, egg free, gluten free, grain free, soy free, steak, tacos
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8


For the steak

  • 2 lbs flank steak
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp paprika

For the pickled vegetables

  • 4 limes
  • 1/2 cup coconut vinegar or white distilled
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 6 cloves garlic peeled, gently smashed
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • 7-8 radishes thinly sliced
  • 2 serrano chilis sliced

Everything else

  • 1/2 head white cabbage thinly sliced into ribbons
  • 1 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cashew yogurt optional
  • tortillas and/or butter lettuce leaves


Heat the grill and prep the steak

  • Preheat the grill to 450 (medium high). Place the steak on a tray and season evenly with all of the steak spices. Set aside for 10-20 minutes as the grill comes to temperature.

Make the pickled vegetables

  • Whisk together the juice of 3 1/2 limes, the vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Add the smashed garlic, sliced onion, radish, and toss to coat evenly. In a separate bowl, squeeze the juice from the remaining 1/2 lime over the sliced serrano chilis. Add the salt and pepper, and gently toss to coat.

Cook the steak

  • Grill the steak for 7-8 minutes on each side, or until your desired doneness is reached. If using flour tortillas, give those a quick grill as well - 20 seconds each side.

Prep everything else

  • While the steak cooks and your vegetables pickle, prep everything else. Toss together the cabbage and cilantro. Chop the macadamias and stir the cashew yogurt until smooth. When the steak is finished, let it rest for 10 minutes then cut it into cubes.

Assemble the tacos

  • On each tortilla or lettuce leaf, add a bit of the steak, followed by the cabbage/cilantro, then the pickled radishes and onions. Then the macadamias, cashew yogurt, and a few serrano chilis if desired (they're spicy so, optional).