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This Easy Chimichurri Recipe takes only minutes to prepare and can elevate all of your grilled meats and veggies to the next level. Find out why this classic South American condiment is one of our favorites.
Authentic Chimichurri Sauce
Chimichurri is a basic condiment originating from Uruguay and Argentina. Traditionally most consist of fresh parsley, garlic, olive oil, and red wine vinegar. Our version also includes fresh oregano and diced chili for a little pop. This is a super easy recipe that can be prepared in just a few minutes.
To make our Authentic Chimichurri Recipe you will need ¾ cup Italian flat leaf parsley, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, 1 jalapeno or Fresno pepper, 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, 1 tablespoon garlic, and 1 teaspoon sea salt.
Easy Chimichurri Recipe: Instructions
First, mince your garlic and jalapeno and then finely chop the parsley, oregano, and jalapeno. Hand chopping the herbs for the chimichurri seems to make a big difference in the final result. Moreover, using a food processor always seems to result in a subpar chimichurri. Take the extra time and put your knife skills to work. The fresh chopped herbs also look better when prepared this way.
When you are done prepping the herbs, mix them with the jalapeno, garlic, sea salt, olive oil, and red wine vinegar. Most importantly, you will want to use a high quality extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar. Similar to wine, you can definitely tell the difference between the good stuff and the bottom shelf stuff.
Rest the chimichurri to allow the flavors to meld
Next, cover tightly with plastic wrap. After that, let the flavors meld at room temp for 4 hours or overnight. Don't worry, the chimichurri is perfectly fine sitting out overnight. More importantly, it will develop a better flavor this way. After a couple days you will want to refrigerate it, if you have not used it all by then.
That's it! You are all done. We told you it was easy. You have just made the perfect Authentic Chimichurri Recipe. Use it on grilled meats like our Reverse Seared Argentinian Ribeye With Chimichurri Sauce, or alongside some Rotisserie Picanha or Peruvian Roast Game Hens.
For more South American and Central American inspired recipes check out our Chivito Steak Sandwich, Peruvian Chicken Skewers, Steak Empanadas, and our Pollo en Crema.
This Authentic Chimichurri Recipe also works wonderfully with roasted potatoes or veggies like grilled asparagus or Brussel spouts. Really this chimichurri is recipe is just great on about everything.
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Easy Chimichurri Recipe
- ¾ Cup Italian Flat Leaf Parsley
- 2 Tab Red Wine Vinegar
- ½ Cup EVOO
- 1 Small Jalapeno or Fresno Pepper Finely diced
- 1 Tab Fresh Oregano minced
- 1 Tab Garlic minced
- 1 tea Sea Salt
- Finely chop the parsley and oregano. Dice the jalapenos and mince the garlic.
- In a small bowl, combine all of the chimichurri ingredients. Let set, covered, at room temperature for at least 4 hours or overnight.
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