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Easy Chimichurri Sauce

Easy Chimichurri Sauce

It’s all in the sauce!

It’s all in the sauce! My Easy Chimichurri Sauce requires only 7 ingredients and is SO simple to prepare. It makes for the perfect sauce for steak dinners!

Living in Alberta, we eat a LOT of steak. Don’t get me wrong, I love steak but sometimes I just get tired of it. It’s just so….done, you know? I realize that there are many variations that we could/should try but we just haven’t….until tonight. A few years ago, one of our friends made chimichurri sauce when we were camping. At the time, I thought “Yum! I should totally make this.” but then I never did. I figured that since it tasted awesome that it must be hard to make. I am amazed (and happy) at how wrong I was.

It’s all in the sauce! My Easy Chimichurri Sauce requires only 7 ingredients and is SO simple to prepare. It makes for the perfect sauce for steak dinners!

Tonight friends visited for dinner and I knew that they both avoid excessive carbs. Since pretty much all bbq sauces fall in to the “heavily carby” category, I wanted to try something different. Ding…chimichurri sauce popped in to my head and I had to make it. Fresh and garlic-y, chimichurri is a delicious addition to any grilled meat. We had honey garlic chicken sausages with our steak tonight and I found myself sopping up pools of chimichurri with it too.

What Ingredients Do I Need to Make This Easy Chimichurri Sauce?

My chimichurri sauce recipe requires only seven ingredients and that’s what makes it so easy to whip-up! To make it, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Salt

Now that you’ve gathered all the necessary ingredients, keep on reading below to get the exact ingredient measurements and instructions to make your very batch of chimichurri sauce.

How to Make Easy Chimichurri Sauce

Before you head over to the recipe, be sure to check out my other sauce recipes like my Copycat Guthrie’s Sauce and my Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup parsley leaves, packed
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, packed
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, scant
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Ingredients to make easy chimichurri sauce

Instructions

Place all ingredients in food processor or blender. Pulse until chopped but not pureed.


Easy Chimichurri Sauce
Yield: 8

Easy Chimichurri Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A tasty sauce for any grilled meat. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup parsley leaves, packed
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, packed
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, scant
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in food processor or blender. Pulse until chopped but not pureed.

Notes

When made by the original Epicurious recipe, it came out a bit too vinegary. I documented this how I will be making it next time. A bit less vinegar, no cumin and a bit more garlic.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Saturated Fat: 1gSodium: 153mg

Elizabeth

Thursday 20th of June 2013

Yum! I'm doing this this weekend for sure!!

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