Easy chimichurri sauce

    10 min

    This is my version of the famous Argentinean sauce which is perfect with barbecued steaks or seafood. I blend fresh parsley, ground cumin, garlic and oregano with a splash of hot sauce and red wine vinegar.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 60g freshly chopped parsley
    • 180ml extra virgin olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
    • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 1/2 tablespoon hot pepper sauce

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Place the parsley, olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, cumin, salt, garlic and hot pepper sauce into the container of a blender or food processor. Blend for about 10 seconds on medium speed, or until ingredients are evenly blended.

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    Being latin I have tried many different Chimichurri recipes, I added lots more garlic, lots more Parsley and half the salt.  -  28 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    SOOOOO AMAZING!!!! I made this dipping sauce today to go with a roasted chicken recipe on here- but I did change it a bit... I didn't have fresh parsley but since I always have (and love) fresh cilantro I used that instead- I figured it would compliment the cumin nicely and it was SOOOOO GOOD! Everyone LOOOOOVVVVEED it!!! I'll try the parsley but the cilantro was so delicious I know I'll use that again. Thank you!  -  31 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made this as written except I used cilantro (and plenty of it) instead of regular parsley. It is very good and stores well in the fridge. We also served it with the Simple Whole Roasted Chicken recipe that everyone else raved about. It was very good although it somewhat obliterated the nice flavor of the chicken. I've heard chimichurri referred to as the Argentinian equivalent of ketchup, so I have been trying it on different things. We've had it on steak - excellent. I've used it on sandwiches - excellent. It seems to be a very good all purpose sauce. I'll have to try it with the parsley one of these days.  -  03 Aug 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)