Chimichurri – My go to sauce

Chimichurri – My go to sauce

Everytime I offer chimichurri to my guest they look at me and ask…what is it? Then after trying it they usually ask me for the recipe or tell me I should bottle it. You can find many recipes on the internet but I want to share the way my mom made it.

Chimichurri is an Argentinian sauce or condiment that is very popular in Argentina and all over South America. It is healthy, packed with flavor and so versatile. Chimichurri¬†can be used as a marinade, a sauce or a condiment. It goes great with so many thing, including, red meat, chicken, fish and potatoes to name a few. Don’t be afraid to even serve it alone with a nice artisan bread to dip.

There are many ways to make it. This is a version as I remember my mom making it. Feel free to add or change some of these ingredients to suit your taste and server it at your next dinner party but be prepared to answer the question, what is chimichurri?

Chimichurri sauce

Chimichurri is an Argentinian sauce or condiment that is healthy, flavorful and easy to make. 


  • 1 Cup Cold press Extra Virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup Red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon juice about 2 lemons
  • 1 Head of garlic
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 bunch parsley or cilantro or a mix of both
  • 1 tbsp red pepper


  • Chop garlic, parsley and scallions
  • Add all ingredients to bowl and mix 
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.. I usually store in mason jar outside of fridge for up to 1-2 weeks, but it usually won't make it that long.

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