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 Sauceapproximately 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
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
- Process until a smooth sauce, allow to sit at least 2 hours before serving.