Chimichurri Sauce

Every time I make chimichurri sauce I always wonder why I don’t make it more often, especially when I have fresh herbs in my garden.

The flavors are so fresh and herbal and this sauce from Argentina tastes delicious. The great thing about this sauce is that it can also be used as a marinade.

Super tasty and incredibly easy to make, this recipe features fresh parsley, cilantro, garlic, and tangy vinegar. It gets an extra kick from crushed red pepper.

My favorite way to enjoy chimichurri is spooned over grilled beef, but it is also great on smoky grilled fish and chicken.

chimichurri sauce from Argentina

Need some ideas on how to use this magical chimichurri sauce? Try these recipes:

Photography by Jenna Sparks

Parsley-Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce

5 (4 ratings)
Bright, fresh, spicy, and tangy, this easy Chimichurri Sauce recipe is sure to add lots of pizazz to your favorite meals. Made with fewer than 10 ingredients in less than 10 minutes, this gorgeous Argentinian condiment and marinade is an eternal favorite in our house.


  • 1 cup Italian parsley, stems removed
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, stems removed
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  • Puree all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  • Transfer sauce to an airtight container and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 1 day to allow the flavors to meld. Before serving, stir and season as needed.


The chimichurri will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Serving: 1cup, Calories: 248.45kcal, Carbohydrates: 8.22g, Protein: 2.9g, Fat: 22.5g, Saturated Fat: 3.13g, Sodium: 2407.26mg, Potassium: 454.76mg, Fiber: 3.38g, Sugar: 0.86g, Vitamin A: 6727.08IU, Vitamin C: 85.99mg, Calcium: 104.38mg, Iron: 4.71mg