Chimichurri Sauce

Posted by: on Aug 13, 2012 | 3 Comments


I have had chimichurri that is far too vinegary or garlicy, but I think this version strikes a nice balance. For me, it is all about adding some lemon to brighten the flavors and using a mellower vinegar that doesn’t overpower the herbs. Chimichurri is traditionally served in Argentina with steak. I actually used the leftovers as a dressing for greens, tomatoes and beans. It pairs well with any protein, and I have even seen it mixed with pasta. It’s really easy to make and worth having extra to pull together quick weeknight dinners.


Adapted from Simply Recipes and Kalyn’s Kitchen

1 cup of flat leaf parsley, chopped with the stems removed
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tbsp vinegar (I used white balsamic vinegar)
4 cloves of garlic
2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 lemon zested and juiced
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp salt

I prefer this to be a fairly smooth texture, and pulsed the ingredients in food processor until well combined.



  1. grace
    August 17, 2012

    that is some neon green and oh-so-appealing sauce, jillian!

  2. jillian
    August 17, 2012

    Thanks Grace, I’m all about the neon green! :)

  3. Rosa
    August 27, 2012

    A delicious sauce! Perfect with grilled steak.



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