Chimichurri Sauce

January 21st, 2009 by katie

Homemade pesto is a delicious way to punch up the flavor in any dish.  Chimichurri sauce is a pesto-like sauce from South America that is as great as a dip with chips as it is on a steak.  It is a simple sauce to make-only 4 primary ingredients thrown into a blender-and can be used as a marinade or an accompaniment.  I like to brush flank or sirloin steaks with chimichurri sauce and grill for a quick, fun dinner.  It is also great with tortilla chips or plantain chips.

Chimichurri Sauce

approximately 3 cups, prep 5 min, prepare 2 hours ahead
  • 3 bunches parsley, roughly chopped
  • 6 tbsp chopped garlic, 6-12 cloves
  • 2 cups olive oil
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  2. Process until a smooth sauce, allow to sit at least 2 hours before serving.

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4 Responses

  1. Melissa

    The steak and chimichurri look just beautiful! I forgot about that sauce and need to make it again.

    I just love your food more and more as time passes. You make simple, but also incredibly flavorful, things that I can snag for weeknight dinner ideas.

  2. molly

    i love chimichurri. not only the flavor but the color and its versatility.

  3. noble pig

    I love chimi…I have my own special recipe and it’s always so, so good! This looks wonderful.

  4. J Smith

    Umm, Bobby Flay turned me onto chimichurri a few years back. I use cilantro instead of parsley. I also throw in 3-4 red jalapenos, Konriko’s jalapeno seasoning, cayenne, red pepper flakes, red wine vinegar, and red or yellow onion.It works great on chicken or shrimp, but I love it best on my ribeyes.

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