Chef John's Chimichurri Sauce

Chef John's Chimichurri Sauce

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"Chimichurri is a fabulous green sauce that's been steadily growing in popularity across the American restaurant landscape. This herby, garlicky, tangy, spicy, and very green condiment is great on all kinds of grilled meats."
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15 m servings 255 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 255 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 27.3 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 3g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 304 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

1 Serving
Servings Per Recipe:
Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Combine oil, garlic, vinegar, salt, cumin, red pepper flakes, black pepper, cilantro, oregano, and parsley in a blender.
  2. Pulse blender 2 to 3 times; scrape down the sides using a rubber spatula. Repeat pulsing and scraping process until a thick sauce forms, about 12 times.


  • Cook's Note:
  • To shave the parsley leaves from the stems, hold a sharp knife and cut parsley leaves from stems at a 45-degree angle.


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Makes about 1 cup of sauce. Use a regular mouth canning jar to make your next sauce measure the oil directly into the jar using the index on the side. Add the vinegar, spices, salt, pepper, a...

Wow, this was perfect. I always make chimichurri and usually just eyeball ingredients, taste, and add as needed. I followed this recipe almost exactly ,i tasted it and it was perfect! I didnt ha...

To give this recipe a 5 stars is an injustice. It really deserves 10 stars! I made this last night to go with a slow cooked beef shank in a wine reduction. It was amazing!!! The only thin...

A great sauce chef.. added a little roasted garlic to emulsify lightly... Cider vinegar instead of champagne vinegar. I love the fresh cilantro and cumin... Great job chef...

Made it last night, and it was delicious! I couldn't find my regular recipe, and this was a great substitute! Since I didn't have white wine vinegar, I used an equal measure of rice vinegar and ...

I love this sauce I make it all the time It is great on fish,chicken or with any steamed vegetables. Thank you Chef John

After searching high and low for the perfect go to chimichurri recipe this is it! The balance of flavors is perfect. I served it with grilled flap meat the first night, but have been eating th...

it is so good. thanks chef John for sharing this recipe

Delicious! Used red wine vinegar because I didn'the have white. We had company over for a bbq and used it as a condiment on grilled shrimp, salmon, steak and veg. There was none left. Will defin...

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