Homemade Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

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Dolores January 3, 2021

How To Make Homemade Chimichurri Sauce

Add a kick to your meat dishes with this chimichurri sauce! It’s an Argentinian sauce similar to pesto made with parsley, oregano, olive oil, and vinegar.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 1 day
Total: 1 day 10 minutes



  • 1fresh flat-leaf parsley,large
  • 1fresh oregano
  • 5garlic cloves
  • 1small shallot
  • ¾cupolive oil
  • ¼cupred wine vinegar
  • kosher salt,to taste
  • 1tspred pepper flakes
  • 1lemon,zested


  1. Wash and dry the herbs.

  2. Remove the parsley leaves from the thicker, woody stems, then finely chop with a sharp knife. Transfer 1 cup of the chopped parsley to a medium bowl.

  3. Remove the oregano leaves from the stems, then roughly chop. Add ¼ cup of the chopped oregano to the bowl with the parsley.

  4. Peel the garlic cloves, then mince. Add them to the bowl of herbs.

  5. Peel and mince the shallot, then add to the bowl.

  6. Add the olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and red pepper flakes. Whisk well to combine.

  7. Add the lemon zest, then whisk to incorporate.

  8. Let the chimichurri sit in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 24 hours.

  9. Serve over grilled steak, chicken, seafood, or even veggies, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 759.67kcal
  • Fat: 81.21g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.22g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 59.11g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.60g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.59g
  • Fiber: 2.15g
  • Sugar: 2.57g
  • Protein: 1.44g
  • Sodium: 392.91mg
  • Calcium: 47.77mg
  • Potassium: 170.35mg
  • Iron: 1.54mg
  • Vitamin A: 7.08µg
  • Vitamin C: 19.87mg
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