This is the simplest way to make authentic Argentinean chimichurri. The greatest thing about authentic Argentinean food is that it is easy to make and hard to screw up!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Stir olive oil and lemon juice together with garlic, shallot, parsley, basil, thyme, and oregano; season to taste with salt and pepper. Allow to stand for 2 hours at room temperature before serving; store remaining chimichurri in refrigerator.

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Nutrition Facts

127 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 1.8g 1% DV; fat 13.5g 21% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 22mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (36)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2008
this is the BEST sauce ever!! We've been to Aruba, Mexico, Costa Rica and Argentina in some of the best Argentinan restaurants and this is the best representative of the chimichurri sauce Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/13/2010
it was good but not enough acid... added more lemon juice and a touch of vinegar... Read More
(6)
49 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2008
this is the BEST sauce ever!! We've been to Aruba, Mexico, Costa Rica and Argentina in some of the best Argentinan restaurants and this is the best representative of the chimichurri sauce Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
so easy! i threw everything in the food processor and it was so delicious.. though next time i might cut back a little on the lemon, it was a bit sour! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2009
Yum! I'm no expert on chimichurri so I won't even pretend to be. I am however somewhat of an expert on deliciousness - and this has it. Thanks! Read More
(17)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2011
So delicious - you can put it on ANY meat. And I like to freeze it in ice cube trays (like pesto) then you can take out single servings when you want. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2012
I didn't have parsley but I did have two bunches of cilantro so I gave it a shot and OMG the very best sauce on fish chicken and steak! UPDATE I mixed a quarter cup of this in with two cups of alfredo sauce and put it on pasta very delicious! Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
07/13/2010
it was good but not enough acid... added more lemon juice and a touch of vinegar... Read More
(6)
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2011
Delicious! I served this with grilled steaks. This was a great way to utilize some of the herbs from my garden. Thanks for this recipe! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2011
This was AMAZING. I had never really had chimichurri until it was server at the cafe at my work last week. I fell in love and had to make some at home. I think this recipe is slightly different from the one they used at work (they used grapefruit juice which would also be fun to try) but this recipe is outstanding regardless. I served it at room temperature on top of a pork shoulder that I cooked in the slow cooker for 6 hours with hawaiian sea salt and liquid smoke. This would be fantastic on beef or pork and plan to try the leftovers on steak this weekend. I'll be making this again! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2009
We love this stuff and eat it on pretty much everything. Read More
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