The Best Carne Asada Recipe (Low Calorie)

This carne asada recipe is the best you’ve ever tasted! I cut the calories to make it healthy enough for any diet.

In this article I will show you how to make carne asada healthy and low calorie… Plus some healthy ways to serve your carne asado recipe.

The Best Carne Asada Recipe

Below you will learn what is carne asada made of, in the carne asada shopping list section. And further down you will learn how to make carne asada, the calories and nutrition, and more.

This is the best carne asada recipe for people looking to cut calories without losing flavor.

The Best Carne Asada Recipe

In this article I will share an amazing carne asada marinade with no oil, but with loads of flavor.

Further down you will find recipes with carne asada, from carne asada tacos, to side dishes… It’s all there!

Here’s what you’ll find in this article:

  • Carne Asada Shopping List
  • How to Make Carne Asada
  • The Best Carne Asada Recipe (recipe card!)
  • How to Serve Carne Asada Recipe

Most often, carne asada recipes are filled with oil… And we will use some oil to cook the steaks. But we don’t need to soak them in it, the zero calorie, flavorful lime juice will do that for us!

In the next section you will find a shopping list for the best carne asada recipe. I recommend taking a screen shot on your phone for easy grocery shopping.

Carne Asada Shopping List

The marinade for carne asada is the key to all the wonderful flavor. And my 100% fresh carne asada marinade is amazing!

In this section you will find the shopping list for the carne asada seasoning, as well as what kind of steak to purchase.

This marinade for carne asada recipes will work on any cut of beef… So if you don’t have, or can’t find the right cut, just go for the thinnest steak possible.

Carne Asada Shopping List:

  • 4 limes
  • Garlic cloves
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Jalapeño
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Pepper
  • 2 pounds skirt steak
  • Olive Oil Spray

In the next section I will show you how to make my low calorie carne asada recipe…

How to Make Carne Asada

This section will show you how to make carne asada, how to marinade it, and how to grill it.

Once you learn how to cook carne asada, you’ll want to do it all the time! It’s such a flavorful way to enjoy a low cost cut of beef!

The Best Carne Asada Recipe

This recipe for carne asada is very similar to one in my new cookbook Easy Dinners. However in this recipe I made larger portions, and cut out almost all of the oil. I also cut the salt, as the lime juice will make salt redundant in this yummy recipe.

How to Make Carne Asada:

  1. In a blender, combine the lime juice, garlic, cilantro, jalapeño, vinegar, and pepper and blend until smooth. Transfer the marinade to a resealable gallon bag. Add the steak, seal the bag, and marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours.
  2. Preheat a grill to high heat.
  3. Remove the steak from the marinade, and discard. Then lightly spray the steak with olive oil spray.
  4. Grill the steak for 7 to 10 minutes on each side, until it reaches your desired doneness. 
  5. Let the steak rest for 10 minutes, then slice and serve.

In the next section you will find a sharable recipe card with exact measurements, calories and nutrition, and more…

The Best Carne Asada Recipe

The Best Carne Asada Recipe is both delicious and low in calories!

I cut almost all of the oil from this recipe to help lower the calories. It did not change the flavor at all!

The Best Carne Asada Recipe

The Best Carne Asada Recipe (Low Calorie)

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This low calorie carne asada recipe is easy to make and delicious to eat!
I cut 100's of calories by removing the oil from the marinade, and replacing it with more lime juice… Which is both lower in calories, and better at tenderizing the meat.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Marinade Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 servings
Calories 250 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • Juice of 4 limes
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro sprigs
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds skirt steak
  • Olive Oil Spray

Instructions
 

  • In a blender, combine the lime juice, garlic, cilantro, jalapeño, vinegar, and pepper and blend until smooth. Transfer the marinade to a resealable gallon bag. Add the steak, seal the bag, and marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours.
  • Preheat a grill to high heat.
  • Remove the steak from the marinade, and discard. Then lightly spray the steak with olive oil spray.
  • Grill the steak for 7 to 10 minutes on each side, until it reaches your desired doneness.
  • Let the steak rest for 10 minutes, then slice and serve.

Notes

The Best Carne Asada Recipe

Nutrition

Serving: 4ozCalories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 4.1gProtein: 30.6gFat: 12.1gSaturated Fat: 4.5gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 87mgPotassium: 378mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.7gCalcium: 26mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Main Course, steak
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How to Serve Carne Asada Recipe

You can serve carne asada many different ways… As a main course, chopped up with other ingredients to make a new dish, and of course you can make carne asada tacos.

Here are some delicious ways to enjoy the best carne asada recipe:

  1. Carne Asada Tacos – Make your favorite Taco Tuesday special with Carne Asada Tacos!
  2. Taco Salad with Carne Asada – Cube the Carne Asada and add it to a Mexican salad mix.
  3. Carne Asada with a side of Summer Pasta – Serve this recipe as a side dish with your favorite Pasta Salad
  4. Make Nachos – Top corn chips with black beans, chopped bell peppers, chopped red onions, cheese, carne asada and broil for 1-2 minutes. Top with olives, tomatoes and avocado.
  5. Carne Asada Grilled Cheese – Chop the carne asada, then add to your favorite grilled cheese recipe with some salsa or hot sauce.

Final Thoughts

Here at Lose Weight By Eating we have one main goal… Make healthy (or healthier) versions of what you crave. Without sacrificing flavor, texture, and without adding weird ingredients.

We have many more low calorie, healthy, crave-worthy recipes for you to enjoy… You can see some below!

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