Packed full of fresh herbs, extra virgin olive oil, a touch of spicy chili, vinegar and fresh lemon juice, this easy 5 minute Chimichurri sauce is amazingly fresh and flavorful and absolutely perfect served on meat, chicken, fish and veggies!
The first time I had chimichurri sauce, I was in love. It was at this little Argentinian restaurant in my neighborhood called Puerto La Boca.
The flavors were so fresh and delicious, I just couldn’t get enough.
The tartness from the vinegar and freshness from the herbs is just perfect. If I drowned in this sauce, it would be a happy death.
I can’t even express to you how delicious this chimichurri is. That’s why you have GOT to make it. And given it only takes 5 minutes, I don’t see any reason not to….
What are the Ingredients for Chimuchurri Sauce?
This 5 minute chimichurri sauce is made with parsley, cilantro, basil, garlic, shallots, red wine vinegar, hot chilies and lemon juice. Always use fresh herbs when making chimichurri.
I always recommend using fresh lemon juice instead of bottled – the flavors are very different, and I find the bottled to taste very processed.
You also have the option of using dried red chili flakes, or dicing a small fresh chili. I have used both the red chili flakes and a diced Thai chili, both with good results.
And I am a sucker for adding just a touch of coconut sugar for a very mild hint of sweetness.
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How Long Does Chimichurri Keep in the Fridge?
Chimichurri can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. But I guarantee you’re going to use it all WAY before then!
Can you Freeze Fresh Chimichurri Sauce?
Yes! I recommend putting the chimichurri sauce in an ice cube tray and freezing individual cubes. Once frozen, they can be stored in a freezer bag. You can also freeze the sauce in larger airtight containers as well. It will keep it’s flavor in the freezer for about 3 months.
How to Make a 5 Minute Chimichurri Sauce
This is going to one of the easiest things you’ve ever made.
First, combine the garlic, shallot, lemon juice and vinegar in a bowl and let it sit for 10 minutes. The vinegar and lemon juice work to take the bite out of the shallots and garlic before we blend it all together.
Next step is to add all ingredients to a food processor and blend together.
And that’s all there is to it.
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Did you make this chimichurri sauce recipe? Leave a comment below and let me know how it turned out!
- 1/2 cup cilantro
- 1/4 cup parsley
- 1/2 cup basil
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 Thai chili or 1 tsp. chili flakes
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 shallots
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
- Combine the garlic, shallots, lemon and vinegar in a bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until a sauce forms.
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