Chimichurri Sauce


Chimichurri is a fresh herb-based sauce from South America. It is traditionally made with parsley, little oregano, garlic, chili, red wine vinegar and olive oil. Some versions of chimichurri also use cilantro so I have used  it here. Chimichurri can be used as a marinade or sauce…and it is best served with steak or grilled chicken.


Fresh Italian parsley – 1.5 cup

Oregano, dried – 1/4 tsp

Cilantro – 1/2 cup

Garlic – 2 – 3 small, mashed

Lemon juice –  1 – 2 tsp

Red wine vinegar – 1 – 2 tsp or to taste (Can be replaced with lemon juice)

Crushed chilli flakes – 1/2 tsp

Salt and pepper – To taste


  1. Chop parsley and cilantro finely and pulse 1 – 2 times in the small jar of a blender 9do not grind to a paste). OR mince parsley and cilantro.

2. In a medium bowl, add parsley and cilantro. Add dried oregano, mashed garlic, lime juice, red wine vinegar, chili flakes, salt and pepper. Mix well. Serve over steak/grilled chicken.

Maya Akhil

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