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5 from 2 votes

Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce

An Argentinian fresh herb sauce served with grilled meats, or as a dipping sauce. It can also be used as a marinade, salad dressing, and so much more!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizers, Condiments, Side Dish
Cuisine: Argentinian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 134kcal


  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 cup Italian parsley
  • ¼ cup fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 3 medium serrano peppers
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup olive oil


  •  Add herbs, serranos, and garlic to a food processor. Pulse ingredients until chunky.
  • Empty the contents of the food processor into a bowl. Mix in red pepper flakes, salt, black pepper, and vinegar.
  • Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the bowl and stir until the sauce comes together. Pour the sauce into a pint sized jar and store in the fridge until needed.


  • Be sure to bring the sauce to room temperature before serving as the oil will harden once refrigerated.
  • Similar to pesto, this condiment can be stirred into pasta for a flavor burst.
  • Use chimichurri sauce instead of pizza sauce to make homemade chicken pizza. It's to die for!
  • Store leftover cilantro chimichurri sauce in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to a week.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0g