Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is an Argentinian green sauce made primarily from parsley. In addition to the parsley it commonly contains garlic, vinegar and red pepper flakes. Of course there are many variations on the sauce and it commonly includes other ingredients. I play around with this chimichurri recipe a lot but this is my favorite version so far. Chimichurri is nice and light and fresh and just packed with flavour and it goes really well on grilled meats, especially steak. With all of the fresh herbs, it certainly smacks of summer but I am still in denial so making some now was a great way to pretend that the cooling weather outside was just a figment of my imagination.

Chimichurri Sauce

(makes 2 cups)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 cup parsley (packed)
1/4 cup cilantro (packed)
1 tablespoon fresh oregano (chopped, optional)
4 cloves garlic (peeled)
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon cumin (optional)
1/4 teaspoon hot smoked paprika (optional)
1/4 cup oil
2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/2 lemon (juice and zest)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Puree everything in a in a food processor.

Use on:
Steak Chimichurri
Chimichurri Steak Sandwiches with Roasted Corn and Red Pepper Salsa

Similar Recipes:
Parsley Pesto

7 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A beautiful sauce!

Cheers,

Rosa

Sasha @ Global Table Adventure said...

This looks tasty! I like how you left it pretty leafy. drool.

Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan said...

Chimichurri is so under rated!

Create. Snap. Eat. said...

This seems like such a manageable recipe. I have wanted to make chimichurri for some time. This is good inspiration to just go ahead and do it.

Leah said...

Wow this looks like a great sauce! I'm definitely going to try it!

Adelina said...

goodness in a bowl!-love the green in it, I surely will give it a try!

denito said...

Hi there! , I've followed your blog for a while and i love it, but i have to make a comment here... chimichurri is not suppossed to look like that. I think you are adding maybe too much parsley there... it should actually look like this: http://www.recetascomidas.com/imagenes_recetas/chimichurri.jpg

i'm argentinian, so, i can tell =P You should come here and try it! =)

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