Chimichurri is a condiment that comes from Argentinian cuisine, and boy am I glad it spread to the rest of the world. While it’s generally used when grilling meats, it’s definitely delicious when used in a variety of ways, even as a dip for fries or as a “pesto” spread on hot buttered bread (not that hot buttered bread is quite Chirpy-approved, but ya know).
While it’s also not one of the prettiest of things to grace your kitchen, it sure is one of the tastiest.
Homemade Chimichurri is a quick 2 minute throw-together recipe that you can easily make in big batches (that last pretty well in the fridge too). Then you’ve got some handy whenever you need it, and trust me – you’ll learn to need it pretty often. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s just that good. You’ll find ways to incorporate it really quick.
Cody and I have been on a “homemade condiment” kick lately and want to eventually make all of these things ourselves.
And it is, as most homemade condiments are, healthy and flavorful. It’s a great way to use whole ingredients to really bring some intense flavor to your meals. Eating healthy should never be a bland experience, and this recipe should definitely be one of your staples to spruce things up. It’s one of ours for sure.
If you’re interested, go have a look at these homemade sauces and things we make and love from around the web:
- Real Restaurant Style Salsa
- Mango Remoulade
- Easy Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce
- Homemade Spice Mustard
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Homemade Chimichurri Recipe
- 1 cup fresh parsley
- 1 cup fresh cilantro
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 small red chili pepper (deseesed and deveined)
- 1/2 cup onion
- 1/4 cup emon juice
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 cup avocado oil (or oil of preference)
- to taste salt and pepper
- Blits everything together in a food processor to desired consistency, but leaving it on the chunkier side is preferable.
Tips and Tricks:1. This sauce is amazing with steak and vegetable - to marinade and for dipping! 2. It’s also great as an interesting sauce for just about anything - like sprucing up your scrambled eggs for breakfast!