Classic Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Classic Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

How To Make Classic Chimichurri Sauce

Make your steaks better with this piquant chimichurri sauce! This Argentenian sauce makes the perfect pairing for meats, tacos, and more.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Rest Time: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 1cupfresh flat-leaf parsley leaves,from 1 large bunch
  • 4medium garlic cloves,peeled
  • ½cupextra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼cupred wine vinegar
  • ½tspfine sea salt,to taste
  • ½tspred pepper flakes,to taste
  • ½cupred onion,finely chopped, about ½ small


  1. In a small food processor, combine the parsley and garlic. Process until finely chopped, stopping to scrape down the sides as necessary.

  2. Add the olive oil, vinegar, salt and red pepper flakes to the food processor. Process briefly to combine.

  3. Transfer the mixture to a small jar or bowl and whisk in the red onion until the mixture is well blended.

  4. Let the sauce rest for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.

  5. Serve fresh over steak and other meals, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes


To prevent the sauce from turning a darker color (which doesn’t affect flavor), press plastic wrap directly against the surface before storing. If the olive oil solidifies in the refrigerator, don’t worry—let it warm up for 5 to 10 minutes at room temperature and then whisk to recombine.



  • Calories: 1038.80kcal
  • Fat: 108.64g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 78.99g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 11.49g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.67g
  • Fiber: 3.70g
  • Sugar: 4.18g
  • Protein: 3.49g
  • Sodium: 744.47mg
  • Calcium: 128.19mg
  • Potassium: 529.05mg
  • Iron: 4.99mg
  • Vitamin A: 257.70µg
  • Vitamin C: 89.88mg
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