Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

This EASY to make Chimichurri Sauce will quickly become your new favorite condiment! It takes only 5 minutes to make, and is loaded up with flavorful fresh herbs. Use it on grilled veggies, beef, chicken and fish!  

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BEST-EVER Chimichurri Sauce Recipe! Flavorful and EASY made with Cilantro and Parsley, this will be your new favorite condiment! With just 5 minutes of hands-on time, it is simple and delicious!



  • 1/4 cup onion, rough chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/2 bunch Cilantro or about 1 cup packed (stems OK)
  • 1/2 bunch Italian Parsley- about 1 cup packed (thin stems OK)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano (optional – feel free to leave this out)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (12 limes) or use red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, more to the desired consistency
  •  ¾ tsp kosher salt and pepper
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika– (optional –only if you like smokey flavor)
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes, or to taste
  • optional ( 1-2 tablespoons jalapeno or other green chili for heat)


  1. In a food processor, place onion and garlic (and fresh chili if using)  and pulse several times until finely chopped. Add cilantro ( tender stems are fine) and Italian parsley (again, thin stems are fine),  and optional oregano, pulse again until chopped.
  2. Add oil, lime juice, zest,  smoked paprika (optional), salt and pepper.
  3. Pulse repeatedly until well combined (but not too smooth). If mixutre seems dry add alittle more oil.
  4. Taste, adjust salt, lime and heat to your liking.
  5. Set aside in small serving bowl, sprinkle with aleppo chili flakes and few cilantro leaves
  6. This will keep up to 4 days in the fridge, or freeze.


For a spicier version add fresh jalapeño!


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