Chimichurri | Midwest Living



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  • Makes: 10 servings
  • Yield: about 1 1/2 cups sauce, enough for 12 steaks
  • Prep 20 mins
  • Grill 14 mins

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This classic Argentinian sauce is made for spooning over grilled meats (especially steak), but we also love it with scrambled eggs or roasted potatoes. The recipe comes from chef Michael Ollier, of Certified Angus Beef in Wooster, Ohio.


    Classic Chimichurri Sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 -4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Cover and process or blend until finely chopped, with just a few herb leaves still visible. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Before serving, let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature.)


  • Red Chimichurri Sauce In a food processor or blender, combine 1/2 cup chopped cilantro; 1/2 cup chopped onion; 1/2 cup olive oil; 1/2 cup sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar; 3 cloves garlic, minced; 1 tablespoon smoked paprika; and 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper. Cover and process or blend until finely chopped. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator for up to one week. Before serving, let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  • Red Chimichurri Sauce Nutrition analysis per serving: same as above except 88 calories, 2% Vitamin A, 2% Vitamin C, 1 mg sodium, 0% calcium, 0% iron

Nutrition Facts


Servings Per Recipe 10, calcium (mg) 9, chol. (mg) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 1, Riboflavin (mg) 0, vit. A (IU) 278, iron (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 9, vit. C (mg) 4, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Folate (µg) 5, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, carb. (g) 1, Niacin (mg) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 7, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, pro. (g) 0, cal. (kcal) 85, fiber (g) 0, sodium (mg) 85, sugar (g) 0, Potassium (mg) 31

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