Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce

Argentinian Chimichurri  Sauce

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I still remember the first time I tried chimichurri sauce. Talk about an explosion of flavor in one tiny bite! My sister-in-law, Alison, brought some over once during one of our cooking adventures. Alison is such an amazing cook. I love the time we get to spend in the kitchen, doing what we best, cooking unforgettable meals. I remember Scott liked it so much, he dumped the entire contents of the jar over his dinner. We were both hooked after that night!


What Exactly is Chimichurri Sauce?

Chimichurri is a spicy Argentinian sauce, made with fresh ingredients like Italian parsley, oregano, garlic, and chilis. Think pesto, with ten times the flavor and kick! But don’t let the simple ingredients used in this recipe fool you, this is no ordinary sauce. Speaking of ingredients, I’ve found that other herbs work great in this recipe too! Mint and cilantro are some great examples. I have also added shallots and scallions with great results. So as always, have fun customizing this recipe by adding ingredients that you are fond of.

Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri Serving Suggestions

Chimichurri sauce is served over meat, poultry, and seafood. It is also served as a
sauce; all you need is some great crusty bread to serve with it. My personal favorite way to serve chimichurri is with Santa Maria tri-tip; talk about a great combo! Earlier in the post, I compared chimichurri to pesto, so it should come as no surprise that chimichurri sauce can be used in similar ways. Simply stir it in some pasta, like you would with any other sauce. I have also used chimichurri sauce instead of pizza sauce to make home-made chicken pizza. Speaking of chicken, this sauce would go great over my barbecued sumac chicken. Truly, the possibilities are endless! It’s so good, you’ll be tempted to pour it over everything!

Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri Sauce

For other great recipes, check out the following posts: Tahini Sauce, Honey Mustard Sauce,  Enchilada Sauce, and Tomatillo Salsa.

chimichurri sauce

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Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

An Argentinian fresh herb sauce served with grilled meats, or as a dipping sauce.

Course: Appetizers, Side Dish, Snacks
Cuisine: Argentinian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 134 kcal
  • 1 cup Italian parsley chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 T oregano fresh
  • 1 T mint fresh
  • 3 serrano peppers
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  1. Add parsley, garlic, oregano, mint, and serranos to the food processor and pulse until chunky.
  2. Add the next four ingredients and pulse a few more seconds.
  3. Empty the contents of the food processor into a measuring cup. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil and stir to combine.
  4. Pour the chimichurri sauce into a jar, then seal and store in the fridge until ready to use. Be sure to bring the sauce to room temperature before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 11mg0%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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