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Chimichurri Sauce

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Chimichurri Sauce
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8

Meet the green sauce that’s not pesto but just as good: Chimichurri! Hailing from Argentina, this herby and savory sauce is classically paired with beef. With garlic, vinegar and jalapeno backing up tender parsley and cilantro, this sauce can hold its own when served alongside rich beef, and it’s acidic components turn up the flavor on the whole meal. So you’ll definitely want to give this mouthwatering combination a try next time you grill up a steak and don’t stop there. You can use chimichurri as a dressing for your grain salad, a condiment on your sandwich, a dip for your grilled veggies—there’s no wrong answer here. So quick before your bundles of parsley and cilantro go limp in the fridge, throw them into the blender or food processor and make up a batch of this other green sauce. MORE+ LESS-

Updated March 6, 2020

Ingredients

3/4
cup fresh cilantro leaves
3/4
cup fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
1/2
cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4
cup red wine vinegar
3
cloves garlic
1
medium jalapeño chile, seeded, chopped
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1
teaspoon salt

Steps

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    Place cilantro and parsley in food processor. Cover and process until chopped. Add oil, vinegar, garlic, jalapeño chile, oregano and salt. Cover and process until smooth. Transfer to small bowl; cover and refrigerate the chimichurri sauce at least 1 hour to let flavors blend.

Expert Tips

  • This sauce is a wonderful way to use up fresh herbs. Store your herbs well so they don’t wilt before you get around to making it. Here’s how: When you get home from the grocery store, give them a fresh cut—just like you’d do with a bouquet of flowers. Then, stand herbs up in a tall drinking glass, like a pint glass, and add some little water—again, just like a bouquet of flowers arranged in a vase. Stored like this in your refrigerator, they’ll keep for a few days or more.
  • Want to try the classic Argentine pairing of beef and chimichurri? We recommend Slow-Cooker Pot Roast with Chimichurri. Once you get a taste of it, we think you’ll be looking for other ways to eat this delectable green sauce. We suggest drizzling it on your taco, using it as a dip for roasted potatoes, heck, you could even put it on your pizza!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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