Grilled Sirloin with Tapenade

Grilled Sirloin with Tapenade

The pungent flavor of olives and capers accentuates the beefiness of grilled sirloin, which tastes best with simple sides, such as steamed green beans and brown rice or farro that let the steak take center stage.



Serves: 6, Serving Size: 3oz beef and 1 heaping Tbsp tapenade

Prep Time: 10 mins, Cooking Time: 20 minutes

  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 1/2 lb boneless top sirloin steak, about 1-inch thick, all visible fat discarded
  • 4 1/2 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme, crumbled
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • 1/4 cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 3 Tbsp chopped pimiento-stuffed green olives
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard (lowest sodium available)
  • 1 Tbsp capers, drained, and chopped (if large)
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme, crumbled
  • 1/2 medium garlic clove, minced


  1. Lightly spray the grill rack with cooking spray. Preheat the grill on medium high.
  2. Lightly spray the beef with cooking spray.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the garlic cloves, thyme, pepper, and salt. Sprinkle over the beef. Using your fingertips, gently press the mixture so it adheres to the beef.
  4. Grill the beef, covered, for 10 minutes on each side for medium rare, or until the desired doneness. Transfer to a cutting board. Lightly cover with aluminum foil. Let stand for 5 minutes. Thinly slice the beef diagonally across the grain.
  5. Meanwhile, in a separate small bowl, stir together the tapenade ingredients.
  6. Serve the beef topped with the tapenade.


4 Lean Protein

Nutrition Facts

Calories 180
    Calories from Fat 60
Total Fat 7 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 300 mg
Potassium 400 mg
Total Carbohydrate 2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Sugars 0 g
    Added Sugar 0 g
Protein 26 g
Phosphorus 225 mg

This recipe is from Diabetes & Heart-Healthy Recipes published by the American Diabetes Association. ©2019 American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association. All rights reserved. Available at ShopDiabetes and ShopHeart.