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Chimichurri sauce in a bowl with a spoon inside

Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Chimichurri Sauce is herbaceous and savory with a hint of spice, making it the ultimate condiment. This versatile sauce adds bright flavor to grilled meats, vegetables, grain bowls and more, and it takes just 10 minutes to make!

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  • 3/4 cup Italian flat leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 small shallot peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 tablespoon fresh
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons red wine vinegar I recommend adding 2 tablespoons of vinegar initially, then add up to 1 tablespoon more for added tang
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Place the parsley leaves, shallot, garlic and oregano in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped, or until it reaches the desired consistency, scraping down the sides as necessary.
    3/4 cup Italian flat leaf parsley leaves, 1 small shallot, 2 cloves garlic
  • Scrape the parsley mixture into a medium bowl, then add the olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Stir well to combine.
    1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, 2-3 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Let the chimichurri sauce stand for 5-10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Enjoy!


  • Recipe yields about 1/2 cup of chimichurri sauce.
  • Pro tip:  Make the sauce in advance as it gets better with time.
  • Store leftover sauce in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.  For best results, allow the sauce stand at room temperature for 15-20 minutes before serving. 
  • For extra spice, sub the red pepper flakes with your favorite chili pepper.
  • Serve over roasted or grilled meats or vegetables, drizzle over grain bowls or use as a marinade!


Calories: 126kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 0.3g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Sodium: 151mg, Potassium: 49mg, Fiber: 0.3g, Sugar: 0.3g, Vitamin A: 493IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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