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Easy Chimichurri Sauce for Grilled Meats and Veggies

This Easy Chimichurri Sauce is a great healthy, vegan sauce to pair with meats, veggies or even a dip for french fries! Ready in about 5 minutes and zero cooking required. 

June 17, 2019 (Last Updated: September 25, 2019)
This Easy Chimichurri Sauce recipe is the best for grilled meats, veggies, as a marinade, or a dip! This traditional Mexican sauce is ready in only five minutes and made with cilantro, parsley, olive oil, spice, and garlic. Also this sauce is naturally healthy, vegan, gluten free, low-card, whole 30, keto, and paleo. #sauce #chimichurri #easyrecipe #vegan

This Easy Chimichurri Sauce is about to become your new favorite addition to basically anything. This recipe goes great with grilled steak, pork and chicken as well as grilled vegetables. Also, this recipe can be used as a marinade for meat or a dipping sauce for french fries. I am a huge fan of drizzling this sauce over a pile of sweet potato fries. If you haven’t tried it, trust me it is life changing. Along with being wicked good and super simple to make this recipe also is freezer friendly, healthy and naturally vegan and gluten free. I hope you, your friends and family adore this yummy Mexican inspired sauce!

What Do You Need To Make This Easy Sauce?

The kitchen tools you will need for this chimichurri sauce recipe are:

  • A Blender or Food Processor
  • A Knife and Cutting Board
  • Garlic Peeler- Optional
  • Measuring Spoons and Cups
  • An Airtight Storage Container for Leftovers

The ingredients you will need for this easy chimichurri recipe are: 

  • Fresh Cilantro and Parsley 
  • Olive Oil
  • Spices
  • Lime Juice
  • Red Wine Vinegar 
  • Garlic
  • A White Onion

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How Do You Make Chimichurri Sauce?

This chimichurri sauce recipe is SO SIMPLE and you will be able to enjoy this sauce without breaking a sweat! I love that this sauce comes together in just 5 minutes and requires zero cooking. 

  1. Roughly chop the fresh herbs and white onion, then peel garlic cloves.
  2. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend on low to medium until smooth.
  3. Remove sauce from blender and serve immediately. Alternatively, you can store the chimichurri sauce in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container.

Tip: If the sauce isn’t smooth enough add a small amount of additional olive oil and continue to blend. 

Chimichurri sauce in a glass mason jar with herbs next to it.

What is Chimichurri Sauce? 

Chimichurri Sauce is an uncooked sauce that is traditionally served with cooked meats. The sauce originated in Argentina and is traditionally made with parsley or oregano combined with herbs, spices and oil.  This sauce is confused with pesto sauce sometimes but chimichurri sauce is different from pesto in a few ways. For example, pesto is derived from Italy and is traditionally made with fresh basil as the base of the sauce. 

What is Chimichurri sauce good on?

This sauce pairs wonderfully with grilled meats including beef, chicken and pork. Alternatively, if meat isn’t your thing then this sauce also pairs great with grilled vegetables including potatoes, peppers, onions, zucchini, and squash. Also, another great way to utilize this sauce is as a marinade or dipping sauce for french fries. This homemade sauce is very versatile, so don’t be afraid to experiment! Try with my Grilled Skirt Steak Recipe for the perfect pairing!

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Looking for More Mexican Recipes? Try These!

Vegetarian Quesadillas

Pork Carnitas Nachos with Homemade Queso

Vegan Mango Avocado Salsa

Baked Chicken Enchilada Dip

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How long does Chimichurri Sauce stay good for?

When stored in the fridge in an airtight container this homemade chimichurri sauce will stay fresh for up to one week. Give the sauce a good stir to make sure all the ingredients are well distributed. 

Can Chimichurri Sauce be frozen?

Yes, this easy chimichurri sauce can be frozen. To freeze the sauce store in an airtight container, or zip-lock bag and make sure all the air is out. Another great option is to use an ice cube tray and freeze the homemade sauce in individual portions. When stored in the freezer this homemade sauce will stay good for up to 3 months. To de-frost this sauce store in the fridge overnight.

 

Love this Homemade Chicmichurri Sauce recipe? Try this Homemade Basil Pesto Sauce out next!

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This Easy Chimichurri Sauce recipe is the best for grilled meats, veggies, as a marinade, or a dip! This traditional Mexican sauce is ready in only five minutes and made with cilantro, parsley, olive oil, spice, and garlic. Also this sauce is naturally healthy, vegan, gluten free, low-card, whole 30, keto, and paleo. #sauce #chimichurri #easyrecipe #vegan
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Easy Chimichurri Sauce for Grilled Meats and Veggies

This Easy Chimichurri Sauce recipe is a great healthy, vegan and gluten free homemade sauce for grilled meats, veggies, a marinade or condiment!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Sauce, Spread
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Keyword: best chimichurri sauce recipe, easy homemade chimichurri sauce
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 67kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Roughly chop fresh cilantro, parsley and white onion and add to food processor. Measure and add all remaining ingredients to the food processor. Blend on low until well combined adding more oil if sauce is not smooth enough. Serve immediately or store in the fridge or freezer. Enjoy!
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Notes

*Start with 1/3 Cup of Olive Oil and add more when blending if the sauce is too thick. 

Nutrition

Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.5g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 6.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.5g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Veena Azmanov
    June 19, 2019 at 2:00 am

    5 stars
    Love this amazing sauce. Flavorful and surely yum. Best for so many variations and recipes too.

  • Reply
    Sara Welch
    June 19, 2019 at 12:37 am

    5 stars
    I am looking forward to enjoying this with our steak dinner tonight; sounds so easy and flavorful! Yum!

  • Reply
    Chef Mireille
    June 19, 2019 at 12:33 am

    5 stars
    Chimichurri is one of my all time fave sauces. Your recipe looks almost identical to the one I have been making it for yours. Isn’t it such a great versatile sauce from marinade to dip!

  • Reply
    Noelle
    June 18, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    5 stars
    I love this sauce! It goes perfectly with a steak for dinner, yum!

  • Reply
    Cindy Gary Gordon
    June 18, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    5 stars
    What a delicious easy sauce to make! Thanks for making my grilling even more delicious! YUM

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