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How to Make Chimichurri Sauce

Perfect for grilled meats and other proteins that need a splash of brightness, this chimichurri recipe is positively tasty!

What Is Chimichurri?

Chimichurri is a green herb sauce commonly found in Argentina. It's made with fresh herbs that give it a bright flavor that pairs excellent with grilled meats and veggies. While it’s typically made with olive oil, we’ve included an avocado oil option for that extra kick of antioxidants!

The Basics


Apart from your ingredients, you'll also need a blender or food processor (not mandatory — you can mix by hand!), a small bowl or container, and an appetite to enjoy this tasty sauce.

  • Yellow onion, diced - 1 tablespoon
  • Parsley, chopped - 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic, minced - ½ teaspoon
  • Dried oregano - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt - ¼ teaspoon
  • Ground Black Pepper - ¼ teaspoon
  • Crushed red pepper flakes - ¼ teaspoon
  • Apple cider vinegar - 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice - 1 teaspoon
  • Olive oil (we also like avocado oil!) - 5 tablespoons

The Steps

How to Make Chimichurri

Mix: (If you're using a blender or food processor) Add all ingredients except for the oil in a blender or food processor, and mix until everything's finely minced. Make sure not to over-mix it, as this will turn it into a paste.
Combine: (Skip to this step if you're mixing everything by hand) Transfer the mixture into a separate container and pour the oil into it, gently mixing until combined.
Serve: Let the Chimichurri sit for at least 15 minutes for the flavors to fully combine (the longer, the better), and enjoy!

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