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5-Minute Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

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In 5 minutes, you can make this nutrient-dense chimichurri sauce recipe, bursting with flavor. Authentic, healthy and delicious! Perfect on steak, veggies, shrimp and chicken, this Argentian chimichurri recipe is full of detoxifying cilantro.

I think the food industry would like us to believe that the only way to add flavor to food is with lots of fat: butter, heavy cream, cheese, bacon.

And of course, don’t forget fat’s favorite partners in crime: salt and sugar. These ingredients seem to be the most common flavoring agents in most packaged foods and restaurant dishes.

And while I love me some good ole fashioned fat, salt and sugar, I much prefer using bold herbs and spices to flavor my foods: garlic, ginger, turmeric, red pepper flakes, parsley, cinnamon, cumin, chile powder, thyme, oregano, basil, chiles and nutmeg…not in that order, of course.

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In 5 minutes, you can make this nutrient-dense chimichurri sauce recipe, bursting with flavor. Authentic, healthy and delicious! Perfect on steak, veggies, shrimp and chicken, this Argentian chimichurri recipe is full of detoxifying cilantro.

The point is, spices and herbs add TONS of fresh, complex, memorable flavor to any dish, and all with hardly any calories.

In their place, you’ll find loads of health benefits and beaucoup de vitamins and minerals, particularly when you make sauces like pesto and chimichurri that rely heavily on nutrient-dense greens.

Enter one of my favorite sauces of all time: 5-minute authentic chimichurri sauce.

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In 5 minutes, you can make this nutrient-dense chimichurri sauce recipe, bursting with flavor. Authentic, healthy and delicious! Perfect on steak, veggies, shrimp and chicken, this Argentian chimichurri recipe is full of detoxifying cilantro.

How to Make Chimichurri Sauce

Not only is chimichurri a breeze to make (if you have a food processor, it takes all of five minutes from start to finish–if not, a blender works, too), but it’s bursting with detoxifying, antioxidant-laden herbs, like parsley, cilantro and oregano.

And, it’s full of Vitamin A and C, beta-carotenes; good-for-you omega-3s from the olive oil; and, my most used seasoning ever, heart-healthy garlic. A little kick from red pepper flakes and you’re in business.

Plus, it’s naturally vegan. Naturally gluten-free. Naturally anti-inflammatory. Naturally delicious!!

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In 5 minutes, you can make this nutrient-dense chimichurri sauce recipe, bursting with flavor. Authentic, healthy and delicious! Perfect on steak, veggies, shrimp and chicken, this Argentian chimichurri recipe is full of detoxifying cilantro.

Chimichurri Sauce Recipe: Ingredients

Traditionally, chimichurri, which hails from Argentina, is made with red or white vinegar, but I swap in apple cider vinegar in my recipe because I love the digestion benefits it provides (make sure you use raw, unpasteurized ACV with the mother).

But truly any acid you like will work here: nearly all varieties of vinegar (save for sweet balsamic types), lemon or lime juice.

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Play around with the recipe each time–it’s great with a little cumin, coriander or paprika, or try using different herbs, like basil, for a fun twist. Throw in some kale for a superfood boost.

Chimichurri can be used on just about anything to make it more delicious. I love it on seafood, particularly shrimp and flaky white fish, grilled meats, like steak and chicken, and even roasted vegetables, like cauliflower.

In 5 minutes, you can make this nutrient-dense chimichurri sauce recipe, bursting with flavor. Authentic, healthy and delicious! Perfect on steak, veggies, shrimp and chicken, this Argentian chimichurri recipe is full of detoxifying cilantro.

Make up a big batch, keep it in the fridge and use it to up the ante on anything you make for the next couple weeks. Happy Eating!

If you try this Chimichurri Sauce Recipe, be sure to share a photo and tag me @rootandrevel on social media–I’d LOVE to see how it turned out for you!

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In 5 minutes, you can make this nutrient-dense chimichurri sauce recipe, bursting with flavor. Authentic, healthy and delicious! Perfect on steak, veggies, shrimp and chicken, this Argentian chimichurri recipe is full of detoxifying cilantro.
5 from 2 votes
Servings: 1 cups
5-Minute Chimichurri Sauce Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
In 5 minutes, you can make this nutrient-dense chimichurri sauce recipe, bursting with flavor. Authentic, healthy and delicious! Perfect on steak, veggies, shrimp and chicken, this Argentian chimichurri recipe is full of detoxifying cilantro.
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse until smooth. If you need to add more oil, add a tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  2. Reserve sauce in a jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: South American
Keyword: chimichurri apple cider vinegar, chimichurri argentino, chimichurri cauliflower, chimichurri sauce recipe, chimichurri steak
Calories: 143 kcal
Author: Kate Kordsmeier | rootandrevel.com

In 5 minutes, you can make this antioxidant-rich, nutrient-dense chimichurri sauce, bursting with flavor and nutrition. Authentic, healthy and delicious! | rootandrevel.com

In 5 minutes, you can make this nutrient-dense authentic Argentino chimichurri recipe, bursting with flavor. Authentic, healthy and delicious! | rootandrevel.com


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8 comments on “5-Minute Chimichurri Sauce Recipe”

  1. Love this recipe! Never thought to add kale, I will have to try that!

  2. I put this on everything!

  3. My herbs come from my garden. What constitutes a ” bunch”?

    • Hi, Kathy: A bunch is just a large handful, like the way all herbs are sold at the grocery store. I’d say it’s about 2 cups. Hope that helps 🙂

  4. Can the Chimichurri Sauce be frozen?

  5. AMEN, girl! I love what you said about adding flavor to food with herbs/spices. So many people rely on butter and dairy for flavor, but there are so many more delicious + fresher ways to add some ummph to a dish! 😀