Best Chimichurri Sauce Recipe for Argentine Food

Making Chimichurri sauce creates a social experience with a large bowl of the sauce passed around among friends with a single serving spoon to enhance the flavor of steak, chicken and other dishes. Chimichurri sauce is very versatile and can be used in many different ways. It can be used as a sauce for fried eggs, as a dressing for sandwiches, burgers, potatoes, vegetables, beef and chicken, tofu and in many other ways.

Chimichurri is made from finely chopped parsley, white or red wine vinegar, chopped or minced garlic, chopped cilantro (coriander leaf), olive oil and fresh oregano. It can be flavored with various spices such as cumin, thyme, paprika, lemon, chilli and basil.

You can also make a red version that includes red bell pepper, red chilli and tomato. Chimichurri can also be used as a marinade for meat prior to grilling or barbecuing. Learn to make and use authentic Argentine Chimichurri sauce by following the collection the recipes provided below.

Homemade Chimichurri Sauce with Parsley, Onions and Apple Cider Vinegar

Ingredients

Method

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, and set aside to marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes to develop the flavors. Any left over Chimichurri will keep for days in the fridge.

Chimichurri Sauce Recipe with Coriander and Red Wine Vinegar

Ingredients

Method

Combine the oil, vinegar, parsley, coriander, garlic and red chilli flakes in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside in the fridge for 30 minutes to develop the flavor.

Chimichurri Recipe with Onion, Lemon Juice and Oregano

Ingredients

Method

Finely chop the parsley, removing the stalks. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Set aside in the fridge, This simple recipe is ideal for use as a marinade for beef or chicken.

Spicy Chimichurri Sauce Recipe Rich in Garlic

Ingredients

Method

Combine all ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside in the refrigerator for at least 60 minutes to meld the flavors meld. It will keep in the fridge for several days.





Chimichurri sauce is easy to make and very versatile in its uses,
Chimichurri sauce is easy to make and very versatile in its uses
Source: Dominic Lockyer [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
The basic ingredients for Chimichurri are easy to find. There are many delicious variations to try using fresh available ingredients. See the recipes here
The basic ingredients for Chimichurri are easy to find. There are many delicious variations to try using fresh available ingredients. See the recipes here
Source: Dominic Lockyer [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Chimichurri is a wonderful sauce for grilled, roasted or barbecued beef and chicken
Chimichurri is a wonderful sauce for grilled, roasted or barbecued beef and chicken
Source: Dominic Lockyer [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Chimichurri sauce shared between friends is a delightful ritual common in Argentina from which it originates.
Chimichurri sauce shared between friends is a delightful ritual common in Argentina from which it originates.
Source: Dominic Lockyer (Steak with Chimichurri Sauce) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons