Chimichurri

Chimichurri, an amazing sauce made from fresh spices and garlic

This delicious sauce can be found on the table in most restaurants in Argentina. This super easy sauce is made with fresh parsley, garlic and fresh oregano go perfectly with grilled steak, chicken, and most other proteins.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time:15 minutes
Yields: 1 cup

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup lightly packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 2-5 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried red-pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Put the first three ingredients into a food processor or blender. Process until coarsely chopped.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients
  3. Add your herb mixture to your oil mixture and combine.
  4. Serve or refrigerate for up to two days.

Notes

  • A food processor makes quick work of fresh herbs.
  • Whisking in the olive oil by hand prevents the bitterness of oxidation.
  • Red wine vinegar keeps the sauce tangy and bright.