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Chimichurri sauce

Chimichurri Sauce ~ Fresh Argentinian Condiment

  • Author: RebeccaBlackwell
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: About 1 & 1/2 cups


Chimichurri sauce is a magical green sauce that's one of the best ways to instantly brighten a dish with fresh flavor and color. Aside from being totally delicious, it's healthy, versatile, and super quick to prepare.



  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 - 2 tsp crushed red pepper (adjust to the level of spice you prefer)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil


Add all ingredients plus 1/4 cup of the olive oil to a food processor fitted with the chopping blade. Blend until smooth, 1-2 minutes. Check the consistency and taste for seasoning. Add as much olive oil as you like to achieve the consistency you want.


Chimichurri sauce can be made in a food processor or blender. I usually make it in a food processor because the blender creates a very smooth sauce and I prefer a more "chunky" consistency. Likewise, add as much olive oil as you like to achieve the desired consistency. If you want your chimichurri sauce to be thin and pourable, add more olive oil. If you want it to be more of a salsa-like consistency, add less.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes