The Perfect Chimichurri

    20 minutes

    Chimichurri is a green sauce (similar to salsa verde), which originates from Argentina and Uruguay. It's used as a seasoning and marinade for barbecued meat. This version is absolutely perfect, my husband is Argentinian and he absolutely fell in love with this.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 100g flat leaf parsley leaves, chopped
    • 250ml olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
    • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
    • 1/4 teaspoon crushed chillies
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Place the parsley, olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, cumin, salt, garlic, Tabasco, chillies and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the parsley has been coarsely chopped with some texture. Serve as a seasoning or a marinade for grilled meat.

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    This is the first recipe that was so perfect I just had to submit a review. This sauce contains the exact flavors desired, and is so easy to make. It has already become a staple in my kitchen routine.  -  01 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a solid recipe. I would have expected more garlic. I made it as stated and it was good. I doubled the garlic and let it rest in the refrigerator to meld the flavors and it was great. I served with shrimp and thinly sliced roasted pork. It would be good on just about anything. Thanks for sharing this recipe.  -  15 Jan 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    abosolutely not the Chimichurri Im used to... didnt like it, sorry  -  16 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)