The vinaigrette can be prepared several hours in advance of the beef.
Servings: Serves 8 to 10
  • 1 cup parsley leaves , loosely packed
  • 1 cup basil leaves , loosely packed
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves , loosely packed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes , or more to taste
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt , plus more to taste
  • 1 beef tenderloin , trimmed (about 5 to 6 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper
To make vinaigrette: In a blender or the bowl of a food processor fitted with knife blade, combine herbs, red pepper flakes and garlic. Pulse until well chopped. Add vinegar and pulse to combine. With the motor running, slowly add 2/3 cup olive oil until vinaigrette is almost pureed. Add salt and adjust seasoning to taste. Transfer to a serving bowl and set aside.

To make beef: Preheat gas grill to medium-high, or prepare a charcoal grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. Brush meat with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on grill, cover and cook 30 to 40 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. For rare beef, remove from grill when a meat thermometer reads 115° (120° for medium rare). Let sit 20 minutes; the temperature of the tenderloin will rise about 10 degrees and it will continue to cook. Slice and serve warm or at room temperature, topped with herb vinaigrette.


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