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
- 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.