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What is Chimichurri Sauce & How to Make it?

What is Chimichurri Sauce & How to Make it?

What is Chimichurri?

Chimichurri is an uncooked sauce used both as an ingredient in cooking and as a table condiment for grilled meat. Found in Argentinian and Uruguayan cuisines, the sauce comes in a green and red version. Chimichurri is made of finely chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano and red wine vinegar.

Chimichurri Recipe


  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of cayenne chilli (powder)
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of sweet paprika
  • 125 ml of extra virgin olive oil
  • 125 ml vinegar
  • Salt


  1. In a frying pan, brown the thyme, oregano, cumin and crushed cayenne pepper to give them flavour.
  2. Add a few drops of oil and heat to release the aromas (without actually cooking).
  3. Chop the garlic cloves.
  4. Transfer the hot spices to a mortar, add the paprika and chopped parsley and mash with the mortar.
  5. Once the spices are mashed, add the vinegar and oil. Add salt and continue mashing.
  6. Remove to a bowl and add the raw minced garlic.
  7. Enjoy your Chimichurri

Chimichurri sauce is known to enhance the flavor of meat and fish, but of course, it can be used to accompany other types of dishes such as dumplings, croquettes, boiled potatoes or rice balls. Also, the sauce can be spread on toast and dressed in a salad, for example.

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