Chimichurri – Argentinian Herb Sauce


Chimichurri is a versatile herb sauce or marinade typically made with finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, oregano, vinegar, and olive oil. It is a staple condiment in Argentinian cuisine, commonly used to accompany grilled meats, chorizo, and empanadas. This recipe yields approximately 12 ounces of chimichurri, which is more than enough for a single use. Leftover chimichurri can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. To extend its shelf life, freeze the chimichurri in ice cube trays. Once frozen, transfer the cubes to freezer-safe bags and use them as needed.

Ways to Use Chimichurri:

  • Marinade for grilled meats: Chimichurri is an excellent marinade for grilled meats, such as steak, chicken, or pork. It helps to tenderize the meat and add flavor.
  • Dipping sauce: Chimichurri can be used as a dipping sauce for grilled vegetables, bread, or crackers.
  • Condiment: Chimichurri can be used as a condiment for grilled meats, vegetables, or salads.
  • Salad dressing: Chimichurri can be used as a salad dressing. Simply whisk it together with some olive oil and vinegar.


Chef Tips:

  • For a spicier Chimichurri, add more red pepper flakes.
  • For a milder Chimichurri, remove the red pepper flakes altogether.
  • If you don’t have red wine vinegar, you can use white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar instead.

Chimichurri - Argentinian Herb Sauce

Chef Norbert
Chimichurri has a fantastic depth of flavor. It’s especially delicious on anything grilled but also works great on simply steamed vegetables and roasted meats.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Sauces
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 24 tablespoons
Calories 31 kcal


  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • cup oregano, fresh chopped
  • 2 garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 shallot peeled and diced
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes crushed
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 cup Cilantro, fresh chopped
  • 1 pinch sea salt


In a bowl, combine and mix all ingredients

  • Combine vinegar, salt, garlic, shallot, and red pepper flakes in a medium bowl, add chopped parsley, chopped cilantro, and chopped oregano, and mix. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours or overnight. Serve at room temperature.
    1 cup flat-leaf parsley, ⅓ cup oregano, fresh, 2 garlic, 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp red pepper flakes, ½ cup red wine vinegar, 2 cup Cilantro, fresh, 1 pinch sea salt


Serving: 1Tbsp | Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate

Keyword Chimichurri, Easy
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