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Bold flavored Chimichurri is the Argentinian answer to grilled steak, and the best way to shut up all the keto-haters who say we never eat anything green.
This is the fucking answer when all the keto-haters in your life tell you to eat a vegetable or when your girlfriend nags you that you haven’t eaten anything green in months. Slather this shit on steak and shut them up.
It’s basically the Argentinian version of pesto and it blows pesto out of the water. Our take on this classic has raw garlic, two kinds of herbs, olive oil, a hint of spice, and a punch from red wine vinegar and fresh lime. And heads up, it’s also pretty fucking amazing on chicken breast and fried eggs.
EASY AF Argentinian Chimichurri Recipe
Want to make a fancy sounding and tasting meal without all the stress of making a fancy meal? One word, four syllables: chimichurri. It’s fun to say, and even better to eat! Fire up the grill with some chicken or steak, and slather this stuff alllll over it. One syllable: yum.
What is chimichurri?
Kind of like pesto, but better. Chimichurri is a flavor-packed sauce/paste often used when serving grilled meat and is usually a combination of herbs, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, and red pepper flakes for a hint of heat. Okay, you can stop drooling now.
What is Argentinian chimichurri?
It’s the same thing! Chimichurri originated in Argentina, so chimichurri and Argentinian chimichurri are one in the same.
How to make chimichurri sauce
Our chimichurri sauce ingredients include:
- fresh Italian parsley leaves
- fresh cilantro leaves
- extra-virgin olive oil
- red wine vinegar
- fresh lime juice
- crushed red pepper flakes
Blend all of these ingredients together until it forms a chunky paste. This chimichurri recipe is best served over grilled steak or chicken. Store in a glass container in the fridge for up to 2 days or pour into an ice cube tray and freeze for up to 3 months.
What does chimichurri sauce taste like?
Savory, garlicky, citrusy, and juuust a little spicy. We like to use fresh ingredients to intensify the flavor of our chimichurri sauce. Using fresh herbs, garlic, and lime juice allow for a wider flavor profile in this chimichurri recipe.
Is chimichurri served hot or cold?
Chimichurri is usually served cold or at room temperature. There is no actual “cooking” involved in making a chimichurri sauce, so it is not served hot. Either make it fresh or pull your leftovers out of the fridge and load it right on top of your entree!
Can you make chimichurri ahead of time?
Definitely. Make a large batch and refrigerate it for a couple days or freeze it to keep your chimichurri longer. This saves you on prep time and a messy kitchen when you’re grilling up a feast for the fam!
What is chimichurri used for?
Most commonly, chimichurri sauce is served over grilled meats, such as chicken, steak, or fish, or even fried eggs! To add some spunk to your meals, try it on leftovers in your fridge and impress your girlfriend with your impeccable culinary skills.
How long can you keep chimichurri sauce?
Chimichurri sauce is best served fresh, but it will be good in your fridge for about 2 days. To keep it longer, pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze it for up to 3 months.
Do you refrigerate chimichurri sauce?
After you’ve enjoyed your meal with our amazing chimichurri sauce recipe, yes, you should store leftovers in the fridge or freezer. As far as serving goes, it does not need to be cold, but can be served at room temperature.
Can chimichurri sauce be frozen?
Freeze that shit, man. If you have leftovers, definitely save them for later. Pour your chimichurri sauce into an ice cube tray and freeze it for up to 3 months. Pop out a few of those cubes and thaw them whenever you’ve got a meal to try with chimichurri!
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Easy Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce Recipe
- Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and process until it forms a chunky paste.
- Serve over grilled steak or chicken. Store in a glass container in the fridge for up to 2 days or pour into an ice cube tray and freeze for up to 3 months.