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Chimichurri Sauce

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Ingredients

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120 ml Red wine vinegar
1/2 cup of Olive oil
1 tablespoon of Kosher salt You can keep a little more within reach in case you need it
1 minced Jalapeño chile pepper You can use green or red.
1 Garlic cloves finely grated
1 finely chopped Shopped
10 g finely chopped Cilantro
10 g finely chopped Flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons of finely chopped Oregano

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Chimichurri Sauce

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    How To Make An Authentic Chimichurri Sauce

    • 15 minutes
    • Serves 1
    • Easy

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    Chimichurri is an uncooked sauce originating from Argentina. It is a ubiquitous dish that you will find mainly in Southern American and Central American countries. For Argentinians, Chimichurri is just like Ketchup to Americans! It is a staple that you will find on every dinner table every time you go out to a restaurant in Argentina. You will undoubtedly find it at their family dinners too. This amazing Argentinean exported recipe has also been becoming more popular in American restaurants.


    Behind the naming of this sauce, Chimichurri, there is a great common story. The legend says that an Irishman named Jimmy Churri is the one who created the recipe in a trial of him to replace the Worcestershire sauce. Thus, the sauce got his name, and it is pronounced in the same way Argentinians pronounced his name.


    Chimichurri is a loose oil-based condiment that is very popular as an accompaniment to barbecued meats or churrasco. The Chimichurri recipe is a very vibrant one with a refreshing flavor. It is also so easy to make, and you will only need a handful of ingredients.


    Indeed, the Chimichurri sauce is famously paired with a thick steak, but it can also be used as a great marinade. It is excellent with seafood, poultry, grilled veggies, and even a piece of crusty bread.


    This colorful and vibrant recipe takes only 10 minutes to be made, and it is so versatile. It is a rich, zingy sauce that is bursting with fresh herbs. Indeed, Chimichurri is mainly served with grilled meat, but there are so many ways in which you can use your Chimichurri sauce.

    Here are some serving ways of Chimichurri to get you started:

    • You can use it as a marinade for grilled veggies or grilled zucchini
    • You can use it to be tossed with roasted vegetables like broccoli, tomatoes, cauliflower, butternut squash, brussels sprouts, and a lot more.
    • You can use it as a salad dressing
    • You can use it to toss it with stewed brown rice, farro, or quinoa to create a simple side dish
    • You can use it inside a ball of sweet potato
    • You can use it on to of a creamy polenta to brighten up the flavor
    • You can use it over your bowl of grain

    There are so many ways to use this flavorful and bright sauce!

    Tips and Notes for You to Make This Recipe

    • To make your Chimichurri, you may follow the food processor way. If you are using a food processor, you don’t need to chop the herbs by hand. Simply combine your ingredients in a blender and pulse. But, an authentic Chimichurri recipe is handmade. So, if you are aiming for a classic Argentinian Chimichurri, then the recipe mentioned above is what you are looking for. If you are using a food processor to make your Chimichurri, make sure that you don’t over-process it. Your sauce should keep some texture, and it shouldn’t be similar to a puree.

    • It is recommended to use kosher salt for this recipe, but table salt or sea salt can do well too.

    • If you don’t have any fresh oregano in hand, you may use 1 tablespoon of dried oregano. Although dried oregano can work fine, fresh oregano gives the best flavor.

    • To get the best Chimichurri, always use fresh ingredients. Skip any bottled garlic, and don’t use any herbs that are limp wilting.

    • If you are chopping the herbs by hand, make sure they are finely chopped, and they are not chunky.

    • Use extra virgin olive oil of good quality for a fantastic bright flavor.

      Chimichurri sauce is undoubtedly the most favorite sauce/ condiment for Argentinians, but it will be your favorite too once you try it. It is most commonly used on steak. But, it is just as great with poultry, seafood, grilled or roasted vegetables. It can even be such a delight on a piece of bread. This homemade Argentinian Chimichurri recipe is highly versatile! This Chimichurri recipe is the only recipe you will need to upgrade any simple dish and make the flavor more exciting. It is a highly vibrant recipe loaded with fresh flavor. A recipe that will keep you constantly craving for more!

    To make a classic and fresh Chimichurri sauce, you will need a few simple pantry ingredients. Here are the ingredients you will need for your recipe

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    Steps

    1
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    As usual, grab all your ingredients to start, and place them within reach, and set your working stage. 

    2
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    Start by chopping your trio of herbs. Finely chop your parsley, oregano, and cilantro. 

    3
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    In a small mixing bowl, blend the red wine vinegar and salt. 

    4
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    Add the chile and shallot and stir all the ingredients together. 

    5
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    Let the mixture for 5 minutes. After five minutes, add your finely chopped herbs and your cup of olive oil to the mixture and mix all the ingredients until your mix is unified and harmonized.

    6
    Done

    Now that your Chimichurri sauce is ready, you may taste the seasoning of salt and add more according to your preferences.

    7
    Done

    It would be best if you served your Chimichurri sauce on the same day on which it is made.

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