Argentinian Chimichurri

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ChimichurriConsidered to be the ketchup of Argentina, chimichurri sauce is a versatile topping on meats and potatoes. It also doubles as a delicious dipping sauce. Beginning to end it is a 2 minute dish and the payoff is so delicious it will make even simple grilled meats taste special.

When I was pregnant with our youngest I was on a roller coaster ride the entire 10 months. The first half of my pregnancy I was as sick as one could feel, on two different medications for my morning sickness. Right around the 20 week mark, I could move again without feeling sick and I was so excited to be feeling better, I went out and saw friends, took our oldest to playdates and starting reading food blogs again. Sitting in my doctor’s office waiting for my last pregnancy appointment and I was flipping through Better Homes and Gardens. The mental list I had about all the things I wanted to eat had grown quite long and even though I did not think I could add anything else to the list I came across this recipe:

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Recently I was thinking about chimichurri sauce and I remembered I had taken this picture. It took quite a while to wade through the thousands of photos I had taken since then [hey I had a new baby, so I was taking pictures every 30 seconds], and a mere hour later I found it. Five minutes after I found it, I had a bowl of this sauce. I’ve since dipped crusty bread in it, eaten steak, chicken, roasted potatoes, and even eggs with it. The herb flavor is so bright and fresh, it could work well with almost any other food. A second batch is chilling in my refrigerator tonight because we went through this first batch in just a few days.

Addicting.Considered to be such a staple, it is called the ketchup of Argentina. The flavors are bright, fresh and strong and make a great topping for meat, vegetables and even a great dipping sauce for bread!

Considered to be such a staple, it is called the ketchup of Argentina. The flavors are bright, fresh and strong and make a great topping for meat, vegetables and even a great dipping sauce for bread!

The recipe is so simple, there aren’t even any great action photos of how to make it. I literally just threw all the ingredients in my mini food processor and in 15 seconds I was done.

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Argentinian Chimichurri

  • Yield: 1 cup sauce
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Course: Sauce
  • Cuisine: International
Considered to be the ketchup of Argentina, chimichurri sauce is a versatile topping on meats and potatoes. It also doubles as a delicious dipping sauce. Beginning to end it is a 2 minute dish and the payoff is so delicious it will make even simple grilled meats taste special.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup firmly packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup firmly packed fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic , cut up
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. In a food processor or blender combine cilantro, parsley, vinegar, garlic, the 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, and the crushed red pepper.
  2. With processor or blender running, slowly add oil through opening in lid in a thin, steady stream until mixture is smooth.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens: http://www.bhg.com/recipe/grilled-flat-iron-steaks-with-chimichurri/

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Nutrition Information

Yield: 1 cup sauce, Amount per serving: calories

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  1. That looks delicious! I’ve never tried using chimichurri, but I’ll definitely be giving it a try.

    1. You’ll be so surprised how easy yet amazing it is 🙂 Not gonna lie, I am eating it with french bread right now while the kids are napping!

  2. That sounds really yummy! I love trying new foods and sauces from other cultures, so I’ll definitely be giving this a try.

  3. I am going to show this to my son-in-law. He loves to make stuff like this and he will share it with me! 🙂

  4. That does sound good. I don’t know a whole lot about Argentinian food so it’d be a fun way to mix it up in my kitchen.

  5. Yum! That looks pretty tasty. I haven’t had anything like this before so I would love to try it. Looks great!

  6. I was introduced to chimichurri years ago via my husband and it has become one of my favorite sauces. You just can not beat those fresh herbs!

  7. No joke, I’ve always wondered what all was in this sauce! Thanks for sharing your CHIMICHURRI recipe! Now that I have it I will have to make some! It is so easy.

  8. I saw this recipe in the Better Homes and Garden magazine too! I’ve never tried chimichurri sauce before and I’m excited to try it out.

    1. I genuinely almost NEVER take a picture of recipe since I take so many pictures it would get lost. For some reason this one just could not get out of my head. I’m so glad I took the picture!

    2. I genuinely almost NEVER take a picture of recipe since I take so many pictures it would get lost. For some reason this one just could not get out of my head. I’m so glad I took the picture!

  9. I have never tried chimichurri, but this recipe looks delish! I will totally be trying it sometime soon!

  10. I know that feeling of being excited when you feel good again! I’d like to try this chimichurri on potatoes!

    1. Oh the first half was the pits. The third quarter was smooth sailing, then the last quarter was immobilizing. Yay for the miracle of pregnancy! Haha. And if you roast off or pan fry some potatoes and top it with this… oh man. I recommend grabbing a portion on your plate and getting far away from the rest of the pan.

  11. My husband makes this sauce all the time -only I had no idea it had a name! LOL Now I can tell him, it does.

  12. The hubby is the cook in our home. So, I showed him your post and we will be trying chimichurri ASAP on setak!

  13. I’m admittedly nervous about the red pepper, since I’m a wuss with spices, but the rest sounds fantastic!