Quick and EASY Chimichurri Sauce perfect for grilling season that is healthy, flavorful and tastes delicious spooned over chicken, fish and even steak!
Oh do I love a good chimichurri sauce in the summertime! Let me tell you, this sauce is perfect for grilling season because it tastes amazing on top of pretty much any piece of meat you throw on the grill! There are so many other great uses for it too and it takes less then 5 minutes to throw together!
Full of fresh herbs, tons of garlic, a bit of spice and tangy lemon juice, there is clearly a reason this is one of my favorite sauces. Oh and you don’t have to be a meat eater to enjoy this either. You can also put chimichurri on top of pizza, use it as a dipping sauce or salad dressing, drizzle it over your favorite veggies or you could even enjoy it with your morning breakfast. It also works great as a marinade too!
Traditional chimichurri sauce is typically a combination of fresh parsley, olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic and red pepper flakes, but I also threw in some fresh basil because…..BASIL. I actually served this over some salmon recently and it tasted so fresh and amazing! That recipe is coming to you real soon! Hope you enjoy this super easy recipe!
- 2 cups fresh parsley
- ¼ cup fresh basil
- 1 shallot
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 4 cloves garlic
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes (or more if you like heat)
- Using a food processor or a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until chopped. Cover and chill for at least two hours before serving. Enjoy!