I’m sharing a secret with you guys today and it’s a good one. It’s a recipe (surprise), and it’s my absolute FAVORITE Chimichurri recipe. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but this stuff is damn good.
What is Chimichurri?
Chimichurri is an herby, flavorful green sauce made in Argentinian and Uruguayan cuisine. It’s usually made with chopped parsley, oregano, garlic, olive oil and red wine vinegar, and is traditionally served with grilled meats. I especially like it on this chimichurri steak salad. 🙂
So what’s different about mine? What makes it the best?
Imma tell you.
Don’t get me wrong, the traditional stuff is good, but this version is gooooood. So here’s what we did differently.
We wanted to create a slightly more complex flavor to cut some of the bitterness that can come from such a leafy herb-based sauce. So to spice things up, we added cilantro (because we LOVE cilantro and it tastes good).
We also chose to add lime to our chimichurri, because lime is a great pairing for leafy herbs like cilantro and parsley. It really brightens the overall flavor profile.
And last but not least, we finished our favorite chimichurri recipe off with two teaspoons of honey. This was a total game-changer, as it really helps to cut any bitterness from all those herbs.
The result is a refreshing, flavorful sauce that jazzes up any dish.
You didn’t hear it from me, but we might be dropping a new recipe with this chimichurri sauce next Tuesday…Let’s just say I’m drooling thinking about it.
Mark your calendars bbs.
The Best Chimchurri Sauce
The BEST Chimichurri recipe made with all the traditional ingredients plus cilantro, lime & honey. Not to toot my own horn, but this green chimichurri is damn good.
- Prep Time: 3 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 minutes
- Total Time: 6 minutes
- Yield: 1 1/2 cups
- 1 bunch fresh parsley, washed
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro, washed
- 3 tablespoons fresh oregano
- 4 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the herbs are finely chopped and everything starts to come together.
- Serve on grilled meats, tacos, salads or whatever you like!