For an amazing kick in the taste buds, you will want to try this delicious Chimichurri Sauce. If you have never tried this sauce before, it couldn’t get much easier. It takes all of about 5 minutes and it is ready to go!
This simple, Chimichurri Sauce is packed with flavor, so a little goes a long way!!
Chimichurri Sauce originated in Argentina and comes in a green and a red version that includes tomatoes. This is a very herbaceous, garlicky, vinegar sauce, served over grilled meats. It can be used as a condiment, drizzled over the meat, as a marinade prior to cooking or even a dipping sauce for crusty bread!
I typically like to serve this with barbecued flap meat or hangar steak. This is a moist, often marbled piece of meat that is well suited for a vinegar, herb-packed punch, to cut through the richness of this type of meat. A nice, thick piece of white fish is also fantastic with this sauce because it stands up to the strong flavors really well.
Chimichurri Sauce takes just minutes to make, but has a flavor that packs a punch and begs you to go back for more!!
Take a quick walk through the produce section and you have just about everything you will need. This sauce is largely parsley and cilantro for an earthly flavor, garlic which makes everything better, red pepper flakes for heat, vinegar to awaken the taste buds and olive oil to bring it altogether.
When I serve Chimichurri Sauce, I love to pair it with meat and some sort of crispy potatoes for dipping into it. As I said, over roasted or grilled meat is excellent, but thing about shrimp, roasted vegetables or even as a sauce on a flat bread pizza!
- 1-1/2 cup cilantro leaves
- 1/2 cup parsley
- 4 large green onions
- 4 tbsp fresh, oregano
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1-1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 4 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 cup olive oil
- Put all herbs, spices and vinegar into a food processor and turn on to grind.
- Slowly pour in olive and mix thoroughly.
- Drizzle over grilled meat or roasted vegetables. Enjoy!
As with most of my favorite recipes, I like to tweak this a bit to change it up. Sometimes, I Iike to add jalapeno, red onion or mint instead of cilantro. However you make it, I hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think. Enjoy friends!
I love Chimichurri Sauce and eat it often during the Summer months. What is your favorite sauce to whip up?