Chimichurri Sauce

by Pamela

Chimichurri Sauce

If you’ve never had, or made, chimichurri sauce before you’re in for a real treat. Not only is it easy to make, it’s really delicious.

This sauce is typically an Argentinean recipe and is used on grilled meats…any and all grilled meats. This chimichurri sauce pairs especially well with beef and chicken.

Chimichurri Sauce

I especially like to use it on flank or skirt steak to help brighten up the flavor of the meat. But spooning it over grilled chicken tastes really good too. I made this chimichurri sauce recipe a while ago but have started making this one because it’s even easier.

To make this recipe, you only need to dirty up a knife and a cutting board. No need to even drag out your food processor. Just roughly mince up the parsley and oregano, finely mince the garlic and add the rest of the ingredients. Yes, it’s really just that easy to have a great sauce to pair with simple grilled meats.

Chimichurri Sauce
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Chimichurri sauce is an Argentinean sauce that's served with grilled meats. It's sort of like a pesto and it takes only 5 minutes to whip up.
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: Argentinean
Serves: 1
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ - ½ teaspoons red pepper flakes (depending on how spicy you like it)
  • 1 cup flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons oregano, finely chopped
  • ½ cup olive oil
  1. Combine garlic, vinegar, salt, pepper and red pepper in a bowl and let rest for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the parsley and oregano.
  3. Drizzle and stir in the olive oil. (Don't use extra virgin olive oil because the flavor is stronger and will cover up some of the flavor of the parsley and oregano.)
  4. Serve.



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John/Kitchen Riffs July 6, 2016 at 8:53 am

I love Chimichurri Sauce! And I’ve been making a ton of it lately. I really like in on flank/skirt steak too — the perfect pairing, IMO. Good recipe. I like adding a touch of cilantro, too. Thanks!

Pamela July 10, 2016 at 8:00 am

Hi John, chimichurri is so easy to fall in love with during the hot summer months because it doesn’t add any heat to the kitchen. Love the addition of cilantro!

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