Easy Chimichurri Sauce

5 from 3 votes

This Chimichurri Sauce adds flavor to your steak. You get an herby-citrus flavor from the herbs and a zing from the red pepper flakes

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If you’ve never had a steak with Chimichurri Sauce you don’t know what you are missing. It’s so easy to make that you will want to make some every time you grill going forward.

easy chimichurri sauce

I was first exposed to this meat condiment while watching an episode of Bobby Flay. I don’t exactly recall how he made his but I was on a mission to make one that worked for my taste buds.

easy chimichurri sauce

What I love about a sauce recipe like this is that it uses simple ingredients that I almost always have on hand. On the rare occasions when I don’t have any shallots, I simply substitute for a red onion.

easy chimichurri sauce

Chimichurri Sauce is an Argentinian sauce used as a topping for grilled meat. It is typically made with Italian Parsley, Olive Oil, Garlic and Red Wine Vinegar.

easy chimichurri sauce

The quantities listed below for this wonderful steak sauce is a little more on the liquid side. If you prefer your sauce to be a little thicker I would suggest either adding more cilantro and parsley or using just a little less olive oil.

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And don’t forget, a little crushed red pepper flakes go a long way. If you don’t want this sauce to be too hot, use less red pepper flakes or you can leave them out completely.

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Fresh Italian Parsley

You will need a food processor to make this Chimichurri Sauce.

For more great homemade Sauces like this one, check out my assortment of Condiments, Sauces and Dry Rubs Recipes.

Italian Parsley and Flat-Leaf Parsley are basically the same thing. Grocery stores may use either name.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Chimichurri Sauce recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Fresh Cilantro, Fresh Italian Parsley, Garlic Cloves, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, Kosher Salt and a Shallot.

  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the shallot to a blender or food processor. Pulse until the ingredients are well chopped, but not pureed.
  2. Scrape down the sides with a spatula so the ingredients can process evenly. Transfer the chimichurri to a bowl. Add the shallot and stir till well combined.
  3. Add more salt, red vinegar and red pepper flakes to taste.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.

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Easy Chimichurri Sauce

Easy Chimichurri Sauce

This Chimichurri Sauce adds flavor to your steak. You get an herby-citrus flavor from the herbs and a zing from the red pepper flakes
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course Sauces
Cuisine Argentinian
Author Rodney
Servings 6
Calories 166 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • ½ cup Fresh Cilantro, packed
  • ¼ cup Fresh Italian Parsley, packed
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • ½ tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, or to taste
  • ½ tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 small Shallots, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Add all of the ingredients except for the shallot to a blender or food processor. Pulse until the ingredients are well chopped, but not pureed.
  • Scrape down the sides with a spatula so the ingredients can process evenly. Transfer the chimichurri to a bowl. Add the shallot and stir till well combined.
  • Add more salt, red vinegar and red pepper flakes to taste.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.

Nutrition

Calories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 200mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 350IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Jenny says:

    This Easy Chimichurri Sauce is very good. I am a big fan of Cilantro so I decided to try this recipe. It was excellent. This recipe will be one that I will make often.

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