This Is How I Make Chimichurri

chimichurri recipe

By no means is this an authentic chimichurri recipe. But I did initially follow the recipe for one and adapted it to what I ended up liking more. Thus, the title.

One thing’s for sure: Chimichurri brings all the zest and sparkle to the yard. It originated in Argentina and Uruguay and can be used both as a marinade and as a condiment to go with different dishes, most popularly steak.

You want to get to the recipe. I do too but read this.

So here’s where I went rogue:

– The original chimichurri recipe does use garlic but not 11 cloves. That is the number used in this recipe.

– The authentic chimichurri recipe uses red wine vinegar. I tried it with the red wine vinegar but ended up liking the lemon juice version more. Did I say this has the juice of 2 small lemons? How’s that for zest?

– I really liked using fresh oregano leaves. Well, actually an oregano leaf, since it’s quite strong.

Ingredients List
The following will be good as a condiment for 3-4 people.

For our take on the chimichurri:
  • a bunch of parsley (approx 30g)
  • a bunch of cilantro (same as parsley)
  • 2 small lemons (or 1 big one)
  • 1-2 oregano leaves
  • 11 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt, pepper, red chilli flakes
chimichurri ingredients

Part 1: Blitz In A Food Processor

Step 1:

In a blender, add parsley, cilantro, oregano, lemon juice, red chilli flakes and garlic cloves and pulse 3 or 4 times till everything gets mixed but some texture remains.

Depending on the blender, you might have to pulse more, just make sure you are not turning it into mush.

chimichurri in a blender

Part 2: Add Olive Oil

Step 2:

After it is mixed and coarsely chopped, add it to a sauce container and add olive oil. Mix everything in and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.

Add 1/2 tsp salt and black pepper. Do a final taste-test.

chimichurri final look

The Final Step

Layer it on your smashed potatoes or even grilled cheese (LOVED THAT COMBO) or steak or have it as a side with daal chaawal and tell your fam it’s chutney, everything works! That’s the beauty of chimichurri.

cheese toast with chimichurri
chimichurri recipe on cheese toast

So there you have it! A step-by-step of chimichurri that I am currently obsessed with. Have to say though, with the cheese toast it was DIVINE. Do you have a favourite way of making or having chimichurri? Would you like to see more step-by-steps of different condiments? Let me know below!

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