Chimichurri sauce is an easily made fresh herb sauce with a bright, spicy flavor. It comes from Central and South American cuisine and is traditionally used with beef, as either a marinade or a sauce.
And it is lovely with beef, but it’s also soooo pretty and has such a great flavor there is no reason it can’t be used with veggies, poultry, fish, whatever you want. I particularly like it with spicy sweet potatoes. 😀
Just throw everything into a blender. Voila!
Chimichurri Sauce (Spicy Green Sauce
Put everything in a food processor, blitz, use.
- 1 bunch parsley
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 2 - 3 whole green onions
- zest of 1 lime
- juice of 2 limes
- 2 fat garlic cloves
- 1 - 2 seeded peppers of choice jalapeno, serrano
- 1 1/2 T apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 c olive oil
- 1/4 c water
Put everything in a blender and blitz until it turns into a liquid. Makes about 300ml (10oz).
It's ok to use a large portion fresh herb stems. Some recipes use only parsley, some use parsley, oregano, cilantro and/or basil. It's OK to use lemon instead of lime. The water is in the recipe mostly to give the blender something to "churn" with.