In need of a nice sauce to complete your meal? Have you tried Chimichurri Sauce before? It is a super fresh sauce full of herbs and citrus flavors that compliments any of your Tex-Mex, Central or South American dishes. It is originally an Argentinian sauce that is used with a variety of meats.
It is very important that you use fresh herbs for this particular recipe. Dried herbs will not give you the saucey/liquid quality you need for this sauce to be well, a sauce. You need that natural moisture from the fresh herbs for success. Do you best to remove as many of the stems as you can before adding everything to the food processer – especially from the oregano. Oregano stems a very dense and can result in a very gritty texture.
You can put the garlic in whole if you like. I prefer to chop it up some first so that you get it evenly mixed throughout the sauce. For the oil, I prefer avocado oil for everything. It has a very mild flavor, so it does not over power the sauce or give it an oil consistency. You could also use olive oil or peanut oil. I would probably stay away from canola or vegetable oil for this particular recipe.
When I made this last, I served it with some flank steak that I used in a burrito bowl. The flavor of this Chimichurri with beef is so good. But you can also use with with chicken or pork. It is perfect for tacos, burritos, nachos, or even on a Tex-Mex style burger.
Now Let’s Get Cookin’!
Simple Chimichurri Sauce
- 1 Food Processer
- 1 bunch Fresh Parsley stems removed
- 1 bunch Fresh Cilantro stems removed
- 1 bunch Fresh Oregano stems removed
- 1 Medium Lemon zest & juice
- ½ cup Oil
- 6 Garlic Cloves
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- Add all chimichurri ingredients to food processor (or blender). Blend until ingredients are fully combines and chopped. (You can leave a little chunky or go all the way smooth – up to you).
- Use right away or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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