Easy Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Salsa Chimichurri

Easy chimichurri sauce recipeEvery chimichurri sauce recipe must meet three requirements. It must have a lot of parsley, it needs garlic and the sauce has to have good heat. Chimichurri is best described as an Argentinian version of mint sauce but it serves another purpose. Although chimichurri is often spooned on top of various dishes for additional flavor, it can be used as a marinade for meat. The sauce has a few stories behind it. Some say an Irish or Englishman named Jimmy who either joined the fight for Argentina’s independence or was in the meat trade business, made the sauce. The sauce is believed to have been called, ‘Jimmy’s curry’ originally but due to pronunciation difficulty, Argentinians renamed it chimichurri. Others give credit to cowboys and gauchos. Some say they invented the sauce to give meat cooked over an open flame more flavor.

Place of Origin: Recipe difficulty:
Argentina Easy
Preparation Time: Cook Time:
5 minutes 5 minutes
Yields: 1 ½ cups of sauce, servings vary

Traditional Chimichurri Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh parsley,
  • 4-5 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes
  • Handful of chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

How to Make Chimichurri Sauce?

Authentic Chimichurri Sauce Recipe – Step by Step Instructions:

1. Add the parsley to a food processor as well as the garlic, shallot, oregano, chili flakes, cilantro, and vinegar.
2. Process while scraping the sides with a spatula occasionally until finely chopped.
3. Keep the food processor running as you add the olive oil in a steady stream. Stop the processor to scrape the sides occasionally.
4. Stop processing when all the oil is used and everything is well combined.
5. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
6. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate. The sauce is best when left to chill for a few hours.
7. Serve.

User rating: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Ideas to Use Chimichurri Marinade – Chimichurri Steak

A chimichurri sauce recipe acts as both a sauce and marinade for meat along with a number of other items including grilled vegetables. You can either cook the selected product with the sauce or finish the dish with chimichurri. The parsley, garlic and chili mixture also makes a delicious dipping sauce for empanadas. You can even add a dollop of the sauce to various items. Use the chimichurri sauce recipe as a spread for sandwiches or garnish to add both color and flavor to a plate. It is also a delicious way to enhance soups and stews.

Best chimichurri recipe

Beef barbecue ribeye steak with traditional chimichurri sauce

Homemade Chimichurri is fit for:

Vegan, vegetarian, ketogenic, low-carb, low-fat, paleo, low-sodium, lactose-free and gluten-free diets (ensure that the ingredients used read gluten-free).

Chimichurri sauce offers a fresh burst of flavor with just the right amount of heat. With a few fresh ingredients and a food processor, you can welcome the flavors of Argentina into your kitchen. Since this is basically a combination of herbs, feel free to experiment with different herb combos and how much garlic and chili flakes are added. To increase the nutrition value, leafy greens like spinach or kale can be blended into the sauce.

0 Be the first one who make it!

Marinated flank steak with chimichurri sauce



Category: Savory sauces

Origin: America, Argentina

Diets: Gluten free, Ketogenic diet, Lactose free, Low carb diet, Low fat diet, Low sodium, Paleo diet, Vegan diet, Vegetarian diet

Meals: Empanada, Sandwich, Soups, Steak, Stews, Vegetables

 Privacy   |  Disclaimer   |  Terms   |  © 2018 Copyright