Chimichurri Sauce

March 17, 2011

I hear it’s St. Patty’s Day today.


I’m thinking that calls for something green.  I’ve got a zesty chimichurri sauce in mind.


What is chimichurri sauce, you ask? Well, it’s only one of the most insanely flavorful things you’ll ever eat (thank you to my dear friend Scott for this recipe!). It’s an all-purpose condiment you can eat on nearly anything-eggs, potatoes, mushrooms, steak…you get the point.

No, it’s not Irish, but it’s very green. I hope it will do.

Ingredients: (makes about 1 cup)

1 bunch parsley (de-stemmed and rough chopped)

1 bunch cilantro (de-stemmed and rough chopped)

3 to 4 good sized cloves of garlic (rough chopped)

1 lemon (juice and zest)

1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (divided into thirds)

Directions: Toss parsley, garlic, cilantro, lemon juice and zest, and one third of the olive oil into a food processor and blend until it starts to smooth out a bit.

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Once blended, add another third of the olive oil and red pepper flakes. Pulse until the mixture gets a bit smoother.


Finish off the last bit of olive oil and pulse for several minutes until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy. Add more lemon juice or oil if needed to reach the desired consistency.  All said and done, I probably spent 5 minutes blending the mix to the consistency I wanted.


Creamy dreamy.


And perfect for brunch (or lunch, or dinner, or anytime).


Nothing left to see here, folks.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


*And don’t forget to enter my Coconut Oil Giveaway! The contest is open until Sunday at 6pm!

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Jessica January 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Beautiful chimichurri! It looks delicious with the eggs. Nice photos!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods January 11, 2013 at 8:33 am

Thank you! I love this stuff.

blogbytina! April 3, 2011 at 5:52 pm

I’ve never had chimichurri sauce before, but this looks so fresh and delishus! it also seems so simple, there is absolutely no excuse not to :D

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods April 3, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Go for it!

Amanda March 23, 2011 at 10:43 am

mmm! This looks delicious :) I will have to try this for sure!

Tasha @ Voracious March 23, 2011 at 10:09 am

I LOVE LOVE LOVE chimmichurri sauce! It is seriously one of my favorite things to eat, and it goes with absolutely everything. You can’t go wrong with something that delicious. Your photos are beautiful!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 23, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Thank you, Tasha! I completely agree that chimichurri sauce goes with just about everything!

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels March 20, 2011 at 5:55 am

I wanted to say thanks for the comment on my guest post for Fluffernutter Cupcakes on Jenna’s blog! It was so nice of you! :)

You photos are just gorgeous. My mama absolutely adores Chimichurri Sauce, I’ll have to make this for her! Thanks for the recipe.

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 20, 2011 at 9:29 am

You’re very welcome and thank you as well! :)

Pearl (Crunch and Chew) March 20, 2011 at 12:36 am

Wow, what a vibrant green!

Mary March 17, 2011 at 6:07 pm

I love this sauce and your photos of it are marvelous. I’m relatively new to your blog and don’t comment often, but I wanted you to know how much I like the food and recipes you share with your readers. Your blog is a wonderful spot to visit. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 17, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Awww, thank you so much, Mary! You’re a sweetie! :)

Clarissa March 17, 2011 at 11:51 am

I love chimichurri sauce! And it looks just like pesto which I also love. So green! Happy St Patty’s Day!

jen March 17, 2011 at 10:34 am

Wow, lovely pics, such a beautiful St.Patty’s green, so fresh and vibrant! I love chimichurri sauce on my steak. Thanks for the recipe :)

Natalia - a side of simple March 17, 2011 at 10:29 am

I’ve heard of this sauce before but I think the name scared me a little! I never had any idea what was in it. It looks delicious!! Definitely going to try this one out, St. Patrick’s Day or not :)

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods March 17, 2011 at 11:56 am

Don’t be afraid, dig in!

brandi March 17, 2011 at 8:42 am

I LOVE chimichurri! It’s such a gorgeous color.

Homer March 17, 2011 at 8:39 am

Perfect for my Irish eggs!

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