My Favorite Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri sauceThis is probably one of my favorite sauces in the world. I love me some chimichurri! The downside is that chimichurri is best served (or maybe I should say, most often accompanies) steak. As you can probably guess, I don't really eat a lot of steak. But I love the sauce. I think it's really lovely on fish or shrimp as well as a sauce for pasta. But that's just me.

Also I just like to say chimichurri. 🙂Chimichurri sauce recipeChimichurri Sauce, makes 1 cup. Slightly (as in barely) adapted from here

1 cup (packed) parsley
1/4 cup (packed) cilantro
4 garlic cloves
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon cumin
salt + pepper

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Store unused sauce in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.Best sauce for fish and steakGo ahead and get saucy. Do it. Do it. xo. Emma

  • When my boyfriend was at the store, he asked me what I wanted. I sent him a link to the blog post. By the time I got home from work, he had this EXACT meal ready for me. He’s pretty amazing, but your chimichurri sauce is freakin fantastic! This will now be a staple for my eggs, fajitas and fish!

  • Mmmmm. I have a ton of cilantro right now, so I think I’ll make this. If it’s good with steak, I bet it would be amazing on grilled portobello mushrooms. They have that deep, umami flavor that steak so often brings to the table.

  • Hi there, Carole’s Chatter is collecting recipes for sauces today. This is a good one. I do hope you pop over and link in. This is the link . Cheers

  • I had this for the first time the other day, and it is sooooo goooood!

  • wow, unexpected and kind of nice as well. I’m from Uruguay, did you know chimichurri is typycal form here? (and Argentina as well)… don’t enjoy it much myself though,the original one, yours seems more appealing however 🙂

  • This is it! T___________T Tears of joy!! An old room mate of mine used to cut up chicken breast & cook it in a sauce just like this — I never was able to get the recipe from him, but I know it had cilantro & parsley in it!! I’ve never been able to locate the item via internet searches, but when I saw your photos on my bloglovin’ feed, I knew that THIS was what I’d been searching for!! It only took 4 years, but you have TOTALLY made my day — no, YEAR! I’ll be cooking this up next week!! Thank-yooou!!

  • I first started making chimichurri for veggie burgers, but now I make it whenever I have leftover cilantro and parsley, and I’ll put it on anything. It’s great with breakfast burritos or even on biscuits.

  • Definitely going to try this! Always looking for non creamy sauces to have and this sounds perfect

  • Hi,
    I’m from Argentina (where chimichurri is from) and I must say down here people actually have it with red sausages mainly (Known as chorizos) and we definitely don’t punt any cilantro in it (cilantro has only begun to become known down here recently) The original recipe carries a lot less ingredients and is more like this:

  • adding some avocado and lime juice makes a REALLY yummy sauce for tacos and tortilla chips!

  • Chimichurri Chimichurri Chimichurri
    HAHAHAHA I love that word too!

    Even the color of the sauce makes the entire plate look immaculate! That looks like such a healthy plate — I’ve never tried to make Chimichurri sauce from scratch….it looks worth a try!

    The Patch Diaries

  • We actually DO have chimchurri in Germany 😉 There’s even a vegan restaurant in Frankfurt called Chimchurri #justsayin’
    I don’t like cilantro but I might just leave it out 😀 Or substitute it with something. (cilantro gives me shivers and nightmares, no idea why…)

  • As an alternative to steak you can use it to marinate Portabellos, then grill them. Sooooo good!

  • This looks so good!! And chimichurri is reallllly fun to say 🙂

  • i had no idea Chimichurri was so easy! I’ve never actually made it myself. I definitely need to do this. Mmmmm.

  • looks yummy!

  • Looks yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Yummy!


  • Looks super duper yummylicious! Never tried this sauce before. Going to give it a try next time I eat steak. Looks delicious with fish too! I love me some cilantro!

  • Thanks for posting this. Trader Joe’s used to make a great one, and they discontinued it. I don’t eat meat either. This sauce is AMAZING on rice. It’s sooooooo good.

  • Yummy. I looove Chimichurri sauce!!! I have to admit, I do usually eat it with steak but it’s so good that I will dip everything and anything into it as well. Very close to the recipe I use.

    Everyone should do it. Do it. 😛


  • gosh this looks heavenly. I have been craving some sort of rice all week. I love me some rice haha

  • I don’t think I’ve ever had chimichurri sauce before, but it looks delicious! I’m vegan, so no steak for me either, but I bet it would be wonderful on some grilled tofu or tempeh! I can’t wait to try it!

  • Haha! Do it. Do it. Love Dodgeball! Nice recipe too 🙂

    Turquoise Flamingo

  • That looks so so so so good, I must learn how to make that, thanks for the recipe!

  • I’m def trying this sauce!

    Thanks 🙂


  • I’ve never heard of this kind of sauce but the ingredient list makes it sound really delicious! I’ll be trying it soon.

  • I never heard of this type of sauce before but I’m always willing to try something new. I do love steak so I guess it will be a win-win type of situation 🙂

  • Anything with cilantro sounds good to me! Yum!!
    xo Heather

  • never thought of trying something like this.

  • I’ve never had this before but I’m definitely going to make this. It has all of my favorite herbs in it! Thanks for sharing!

  • This looks yummy! We don’t have sauce like that in Germany, and we’ll definitly give it a try!

    We wish you a beautiful weekend as well:

    Birdy& Bambi

  • Ah I love trying different sauces and this looks lovely.

  • I’ve never considered making it myself. There are just so many little Argentinian butcher shops where I live that make and sell their own. I love it! I’m occasionally on the fence about red meat, but one way that I’ve had it that’s excellent is over grilled chicken with roasted corn kernels and goat cheese. So good!

  • My favorite! I use the same recipe, except I use all cilantro instead of parsley since I have a cilantro obsession. yum!

  • WOW this looks amazing Emma!

  • I really like the name of this sauce, sounds great!
    Now I’m hungry…

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  • I’m definitely going to try this sauce.


  • I don’t eat red meat, but I am so giving this a try! Probably on pasta like you suggested! I’ve never had Chimichurri sauce before!

    Juliette Laura

  • Sounds amazing! Definitely going to give this a go the next time I eat steak.

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