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Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri sauce is an easy and healthy mixture of fresh herbs, garlic, oil, and spices. This pesto-like recipe is extra unique and delicious!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves packed, stems removed (this was about 0.5 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves packed
  • 1 cup fresh Italian parsley leaves packed, stems removed (I used an entire bunch)


  • Combine all ingredients in a large food processor or blender. Pulse until a pesto-like thick sauce forms. Scrape sides as needed to fully mix all ingredients.
  • Store leftovers in airtight container in the refrigerator. Will last several days without browning.



Makes 1 cup. Serving size based on 2 tablespoons.


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 78mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 745IU | Vitamin C: 10.7mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.2mg