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Chimichurri Sauce

Yields12 ServingsPrep Time30 mins

Pesto sauce is to Italian cuisine what chimichurri sauce is to Argentinian and Uruguayan cuisine. But this sauce is meant to accompany the amazing meats served at South American asados. Want to make almost anything better? Add chimichurri sauce! It's beautiful on the table, and spectacular on almost anything. It features parsley and garlic, and as much heat as you want to add. And it's better after it's been sitting and blending for a few days. Try it out at your next event where meat is a feature of the meal!

 2 Bunches Italian Flat Leaf Parsley (1.5 - 2 Cups)
 1 Bunch Cilantro (0.5 - 0.75 Cups)
 1 tbsp Dried Oregano
 10 Cloves Garlic (In a pinch, you can use 1 tsp dried minced garlic in place of each clove - just add it to the water)
 1.50 tsp Salt
 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  cup Red Wine Vinegar
 ¾ cup Olive Oil

Mix Dried Oregano and Salt with 1/3 Cup Hot Tap Water and let sit for 15 Minutes


Pick leaves off cilantro and parsley, eliminating any large stalks.


Place parley, cilantro, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a food processor or blender, give it about ten pulses, until coarsely chopped.


Pour water/oregano/salt mixture into food processor/blender. Pulse until mixed in.


Pour mixture into a bowl, and stir in olive oil. I've seen chimichurri sauce made where it is thick and green, or I've seen it where it has much more olive oil, and it looks like an infused olive oil. I prefer the thicker version, but I love both!


Sit at room temperature for one hour. Hold for up to 5 days, but it won't last that long. Take out of refrigerator 1 to 2 hours prior to serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 338
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.4g21%

Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 317mg14%
Potassium 667mg20%
Total Carbohydrate 50.8g17%

Dietary Fiber 3.4g14%
Sugars 1.6g
Protein 9.8g20%

Calcium 22%
Iron 19%
Vitamin D 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.