Pistachio crusted flank steak with peach puree

This pistachio crusted flank steak topped with a simple peach puree is an easy way to keep dinner healthy yet delicious.

So it’s January. We’re done with the cookies and everyone’s got their resolutions in full swing. Eat better, work out more, be a better person, blah blah blah…

I don’t do resolutions. I make concerted efforts at different times of the year for different things, but resolutions? Nope. They just sound like an ultimatum and a sure fire way to set myself up for failure. Do I want to eat better now that the constant temptation of Godiva chocolates, cheesecakes, cookies and the family favorite, Pandoro are out of sight? Absolutely. I’m just refusing to say that I will do xy or z while doing so. No diets, no specific amount of workouts or miles to run, just one healthy decision after another and hopefully more of them than unhealthy ones. It’s that simple.

Pistachio Crusted Flank Steak with Peach Puree

 So for me, that means keeping a stocked pantry and lots of fresh produce on hand to be able to make healthy meals without much effort. Honestly, I’m kinda over the roasted brussels sprouts and squashes by this time of year and now that the holidays are over, all I want is some sunshine and the onset of spring. But that’s not coming for at least another 3 months in good ‘ol New York so I’ll just have to make do with fresh, bright food that reminds me of sunshine, warmer times and a tan (which my pasty white skin would really appreciate right about now).

Pistachio crusted flank steak

Peaches are the one summer fruit I just can’t live without during the winter so there’s always at least one can of them in the pantry. After visiting some of the farms Del Monte sources their peaches from in California, I can’t help but wonder if they might be the ones we saw on the trees last summer, days before harvesting every time I open a can.

The pistachio crust on this flank steak is awesome as it is, but brightened up with the simple peach puree, it just totally steals the show from right out underneath your typical winter fare.

Maybe I take back my statement on resolutions, because I could totally resolve to eat this every week.


Serves 4     adjust servings

Pistachio crusted flank steak with peach puree

Cook Time 20 min Prep Time
Preparation 5 min Cook Time
Total Time 25 mins Total Time

This pistachio crusted flank steak topped with a simple peach puree is an easy way to keep dinner healthy yet delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound flank steak
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup unsalted pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons almond meal or flour
  • 1 15 ounce can Del Monte peaches in 100% juice
  • 3-4 leaves fresh basil
  • 1/2 inch cube of fresh ginger

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place a wire rack on top of a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Season the flank steak with salt and pepper, pressing the seasoning into the meat with your hands.
  3. Combine the pistachios and almond flour in a food processor and pulse a few times until coarsely chopped.
  4. Spray the steak with cooking spray and then top with the pistachio mixture, pressing it firmly onto the top of the steak.
  5. Place the steak on the wire rack and cook in the oven on a low rack for about 20 minutes for medium-rare to medium.
  6. Meanwhile, combine the peaches, basil leaves and ginger in the food processor and process until pureed.
  7. Remove the steak from the oven and let it rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.
  8. Spoon the peach puree over the top of the slices before serving.

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445 Comments

  1. Rebecca

    I love your pictures and the recipe sounds delicious. Frankly speaking, I also dont do resolutions… I also find that stupid, just keep eating healthy throughout the year and consciously eat sweets when you crave them. That is my philosophy ;)
    Take care and have a good new year! :D
    rebecca

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  2. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    Girl, I literally gasped when I saw those pictures. Holy gorgeous steak batman! I also don’t do NY resos, I just like to eat healthy throughout the year and enjoy treats in moderation.
    I love this flank steak and the pistachios and peaches is super creative and sounds like such a delish pairing! Pinned!

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  3. Nikki

    I also don’t do resolutions. When I hear my friends talk about them, I remind them of their resolution from the previous year, that’s if I can remember it. Exactly! That’s how long it lasted. My favorite fruit this time of the year is Clementine. They’re easy to peel and the tang is just perfect. Thanks for sharing your recipes and new ways to prepare foods. Can’t wait to taste the pairing of peach and flank steak :) Happy New Year!

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  4. Shel@PeachyPalate

    I don’t want the steak..though love the idea of the pistachio crust. I do however envy the bright light your photos are bestowed with! We’ve had nothing but dullness here! Pain in the bum!

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  5. Mendy Dinsmore

    I love to have crushed pineapples so I can make cakes, add to jello and just eat them. I found a new recipe and its so easy with canned pineapples.

    Reply
  6. Cellabella

    Mangos are my favorite food and I buy tons of them during the summer. During the winter I resort to frozen mangos from Trader Joes :)

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  7. Christine P

    My absolute favorite fruits are plums! Of course, they have to be in season, but I could eat 10 of them in one sitting if that was acceptable, ha

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  8. Mya Murphy

    To be honest, I love bananas the most. But, I rarely ever have em here. I’ve got some canned things, but that’s about all right now :(

    Reply
  9. Kristin

    I couldn’t narrow it down to 1 so my two favorite things to keep on hand are homemade canned tomatoes from our garden and homemade sauerkraut made from cabbage from our garden as well or from organic cabbage if I run out and I need more!

    Reply
  10. Alice F.

    I always keep canned beans and canned tomatoes on hand. By the way, I love t g e beautiful photos on your blig!

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  11. Heather E

    I stock up on canned green beans and tomatoes. I like to have canned peaches on hand for cobblers or pies.

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  12. Meg D.

    I have been craving steak and voila! Here is THE perfect way to prepare one in this dreary January southern Oregon winter, thank you!

    My favorite fruit this time of year is orange…I love that they’re in season when we need the extra vitamin-C! To cook with though, I love the blackberries in my freezer from this summer’s harvest; they’re perfect in my oatmeal in the morning! Add a little coconut oil, vanilla, stevia and almonds and it lasts me until lunch.

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  13. Stephanie Gonzalez

    I like having bananas stocked. They’re a great substitute for baking ingredients like butter or sugar and fill you up on electrolytes and energy. It’s a great snack and very versatile fruit. :)

    Reply
  14. Pam Sohan

    I keep a freezer full of frozen fruit for making smoothies every morning. Bananas, grapes, peppers, strawberries and blueberries are favorites for the fridge too.

    Reply
  15. DESIREE H

    We always have bananas and a veggie tray (carrots, ranch dip, celery, and cherry tomatoes)
    Thanks SO much for the chance!

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  16. Faith

    I always have onions and potatoes in some form or fashion. I also usually have corn or peas to incorporate into recipes. My favorite thing to have on hand is broccoli, for oven roasted broccoli.

    Reply
  17. Hilary B

    I LOVE Trader Joes Corn. I don’t usually like canned corn but this corn isn’t soggy but still crisp. SO, that’s what I like to keep in my pantry :)

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  18. Zoe

    We stock seasonally. I am obsessed with brussels sprouts, sweet potato, and winter squash right now. Plus i keep frozen summer fruits on hand for compotes and sweet treats to break up the cold.

    Reply
  19. Stephanie

    This looks so good! I always keep carrots on hand. I can eat the raw, cook them, roast them, and they are even favorites of my dog.

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  20. Kendra Songer

    I love the idea of crusting this with pistachios. My family are big pistachio lovers. I like to keep apples on hand because my kids will grab one when they are on their way out the door or right before bed for a light snack, and I also have several recipes that they are great in.

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  21. Anastasia

    I LOVE tomatoes :) From fat, juicy tomatoes off the vine to cherry tomatoes! They’re all so good :) Lately, I’ve also started developing a thing for cucumbers. I don’t know why, but suddenly I am finding them super delicious :)

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  22. Dana Rodriguez

    That looks delicious!I pinned because I want to make this soon!I always keep peaches,applesauce,tomatoes and beans in our pantry.

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  23. Debra S

    So funny your post is about Peaches! Because I ALWAYS keep canned peaches on hand. BECAUSE of the “new” trends in fruit… the hybrids and all- I CANNOT EVER get a good fresh peach. NEVER. The stores never have those nice Old fashioned super-fuzzy skinned freestone juicy peaches. Not ever. I simply gave up buying fresh peaches. The ones they sell are hard, no fuzz and no flavor at all. No juices running down your chin as you bite into it..

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  24. Mary Beth Elderton

    I always have onion, garlic, and peppers. I also keep berries and bananas in the freezer for smoothies every morning.

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  25. Margarita

    i always have garlic and onions… they just make everything taste better! i’m not much of a canned goods person but during the winter, a few cans of diced tomatoes or tomato paste is pretty essential for a lot of things (pasta and pizza sauces, soup enhancer, etc).

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  26. Katie Rose

    We usually have lots of fresh fruits and veggies hanging around- at minimum we’ve got potatoes, carrots and onions, as well as apples and bananas. Plus, I’ve been having serious pregnancy cravings for canned peaches for some reason (good thing I don’t crave fresh since they aren’t in season!).

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  27. Cindy Merrill

    Unsweetened Applesauce is a must for my pantry, I would be lost without it- wonderful in baked goods or as a topping for buttered toast.

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  28. Allison Downes

    That looks really delicious! What a great idea of putting peach puree on top. I’m going to try this out. And I like stocking up on corn, tomatoes, and green beans.

    Thank you for the nice giveaway!

    lola_violets_2010{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  29. Kendra C.

    The steak is making my mouth water! I always have avocados stocked in our house, they come in handy for so many recipes and snacks

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  30. kelly nicholson

    For the chance to win a $100 Visa gift card leave a comment below telling me your favorite fruit or vegetable to stock in your pantry.

    cant do anything without corn,plain or cream style..thank you

    Reply
  31. Tamar

    I have cans upon cans of fruits: cranberries, pineapples, green beans, regular beans, potatoes, carrots, etc. I am a cannery!

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  32. Birdiebee

    My favorite vegetable to stock in the pantry is green beans. They are my granddaughter’s favorite and she is here every week. I also use green beans in many stews, soups and casseroles.

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  33. Kathleen S.

    My favorite fruit to have in my pantry is dried apricots. I can use them in sweet and savory dishes. They are delicious and go with a lot of dishes.

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  34. Valencia

    My favorite fruit to keep on hand is pineapple. I can use it in cooking or just open up a can and eat them as is.

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  35. Aparna B.

    I’m with you. I don’t like saying I’ll make resolutions. I make goals for myself each year that might come off as resolutions, but I don’t beat myself up if I don’t accomplish them all. Most of the goals are just things to help keep me busy during the year and remind myself of things I want to do but keep procrastinating on. The health thing will be a forever-goal I think. I’m also with you on the brussel sprouts, cranberry, squash, spaghetti squash, blah blah blah thing. I live in Michigan and it’s mother f’in cold out and the last thing I want is some butternut-y squash soup that looks and tastes like baby food. While I can’t eat the steak you’ve made, I could make that puree and use it for a number of things! :)

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  36. Brenda Galiher

    Pistachios!!!, Clean eating…..Fruit…..Protein…. easy gourmet. I can do this… thanks for the recipe!

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  37. sara haaf

    Oh wow, that sounds amazing, suppose it can be made on the grill? i like having corn and peaches in my pantry.

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  38. Emily Morelli

    I always keep a variety of dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, apricots, dates) on hand for snacks and add-ins to recipes.

    Reply
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  40. kelley roach

    I love to have crushed pineapples so I can make cakes, add to jello and just eat them. I found a new recipe and its so easy with canned pineapples.

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  42. Ginger Pinata

    I love to have plenty of sweet potatoes as well as a good combination of other root vegetables available in the pantry during the winter. Easy to make soups, pan casseroles , etc…

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  43. Jenna

    Beans! Legumes if all kinds. My kids and I live black beans and lentils and I always have at least 8 cans if garbanzos since I make my own hummus:)

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  44. Michelle L.

    My favorite vegetables to have on hand are kale and cauliflower. We do a lot with those two veggies and they are a staple in my house. For fruit, probably avocado.

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  45. Danielle

    We love to stock up on canned peaches, fruit cocktail, corn, garbanzo beans, waxed beans and my favorite, sliced beets.

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  46. D Schmidt

    My favorite vegetables to stock in the pantry are sweetcorn, carrots, green beans and beans. I love to choose them all in a variety of recipes but I have to admit I am rather obsessed with green bean casserole at the moment!
    My favorite fruits to store are tangerines, pineapple and peaches! My children love to eat them straight from the cans and I like to use them in trifles.

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  47. Margot C

    I always have tomato cans or a lot of different types to take off from and improvise recipes. I think they are pretty healthy and they certainly are easy and satisfying.

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  48. sharonjo

    I always keep different tomato products on hand plus canned peaches and pineapple. Thanks!

    I always think I don’t like fruit on or with meat dishes, but this steak really does look delicious.

    Reply
  49. beth

    Diced tomatoes are my favorite thing to keep stocked in my pantry. There are just so many possibilities, especially when fresh tomatoes are not available.

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  50. Karen F

    I like to keep pineapple and green beans on hand. You can always make a dish with either in a pinch or when you are short on time.

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  51. Angie J.

    The one item I have in my pantry at all times is sweet potatoes. I love their versitility and could eat them every day! They are my favorite go-to food right now : )

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  52. Birdiebee

    Diced or stewed tomatoes are must have in the pantry since so many recipes call for them. I use 2-3 cans per week at least or more, depending on the recipes I used that week.

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  53. Karin A.

    My fave canned veggie is green beans– although I like to keep peaches, peas, and apricots on the pantry shelves too.

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  54. Andrea M.

    Two items I always have in stock in my pantry, are canned black beans, and silken tofu. Black beans for a quick salad and tofu for silky smoothies.

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  55. Aaron G

    This recipe sounds and looks so delicious! How do you come up with such ideas??!
    It’s inspired me to take a cooking class, or at the very least, crack open my cook book that”s been collecting dust these past years.

    Cheers!

    Aaron

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  56. Bena Wilbern

    My absolute all time favorite vegetable (or is it a fruit?) is…..TOMATOES! :) Whole, crushed, diced, with peppers….I don’t care. I just love my tomatoes.

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  57. Colleen

    I have two favorites – honey crisp apples, have you had those? They are the best, most consistently crisp and tasty apple out there. I started eating them a couple years ago and their season was a lot shorter than the normal apple season. But now I guess they are becoming more popular and I can get them even now in Jan. I love them. The other thing I’ve been eating a lot is spinach. I buy a big bag of pre-washed leaves and throw them in w/ eggs for breakfast (trying to reduce grains). Who knew spinach could be good in the morning too? Thanks for this recipe, it’s on the menu for the weekend.

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  58. Leanna

    I always have canned tomatoes for a great homemade pasta sauce. I also have canned beans. I live with vegetarians and they eat a lot of beans and I love to make hummus.

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  59. Kari Arsenault

    Your pictures are amazing, good job. As far as fruit staples we keep bananas and (granny smith) apples. For vegetables I almost always have a cucumber (my kiddos favorite snacking veg) and some green peppers :)

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  60. clynsg

    I try to keep a pretty good supply of several fruits and vegetables on hand, but the mainstay is tomatoes, in various forms.

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  61. Douglas Houston

    What a beautiful flank steak. I love how the spices are crusted all over. The peach sauce would provide a nice contrast to all the pepper.

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  62. Jen C.

    I love pears and granny smith apples as a fruit staple.

    For a veggie, you can never go wrong with broccoli and carrots!

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  63. Colleen G

    My favorite fruit is blueberries followed by canned pineapple as my “backup” if I can’t get the blueberries.

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  64. April V.

    I always have pineapple in my pantry. It works well in smoothies, with yogurt, in cottage cheese. Anytime you need a fresh burst of sunshine.

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  65. christina m givens

    I’m not groovin on the peach puree, but the nut crusted flank steak sounds delicious. Thanks for the giveaway

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  66. susan smoaks

    I love to have canned pears stocked in my pantry. I can never have enough of them. susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  67. Ashley

    Butternut squash puree is so great to have on hand- In a pinch I can use it as a base for soups, sauces, and casseroles, or thin it out to cook grains.

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  68. Lorena Keech

    I usually have peas and a broccoli/cauliflower mix in the freezer and unsweetened applesauce in the pantry.

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  69. Angela P

    That recipe looks amazing. I’d love to make this on valentine’s day for my fiance. My favorite veggie is spinach. I love it sauteed in a bit of olive oil with garlic and onion. I seriously can’t get enough and I sneak it into everything!

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  70. Sissy Gifford

    I like keeping apricots stocked in the pantry. They’re not available for very much of the year, but when they are–mmmm!

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  71. mariem

    for me it has to be dried mango- i am a bit of an addict i think!
    also i panic if there are no tomatos…. ;-0
    i love this recipe, btw!

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  72. Barb Stenby

    I always keep pineapple in because I use it for desserts & main courses, appetizers salads etc. it’s a very versatile fruit

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  73. Kat Emerick

    Wow…who would have thought to use pistachio as part of the crust…what a wonderful idea! The recipe looks awesome!

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  74. Vicki D.

    My favorite canned vegetable to keep in my pantry is green beans. I make green bean casserole a lot. I use them in stir frys a lot. Plus, I love them sauteed with onions, garlic, and szechuan sauce.

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  75. Debra Dietzel

    GREEN BEANS ARE MY FAVORITE AND DEL MONTE GREENS BEANS ARE THE BEST. I WORKED AT THE CANNERY , AND THEY ARE THE CLEANEST.

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  76. Sarah Z

    We always have pineapple chunks because my daughter snacks on them all the time! (always have green beans too – just in case!)

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  77. Carolyn S

    Bananas are a must at my house fruit wise and vegetable wise I’d have to say broccoli because I mix it in with so many meals so we can have our daily dose of green :)

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  78. Levy

    It looks delicious from the image itself. I am wondering, how about if I try it at home? I am now excited to face my kitchen!

    Reply
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