a summer must…homemade chimichurri sauce

I am a sucker for sauces.  I love them on almost any dish…heck I love sauces on really anything.  Literally I love a good hollandaise for breakfast, and nice pesto for lunch and something like this Chimichurri for dinner (or anytime of the day).

And it is so pretty

I first fell in love with Chimichurri Sauce when I went to one of my favorite restaurants ever…Americas.  It is the way cool Latin American inspired steak house.  As you sit down they bring you crispy plantain chips with a light chimichurri sauce, the two pair so well together.  Trust me I could fill up on just those as I drink the chimichurri sauce…yes I could drink it…it really is that good.

Not only is it super tasty but it is also so pretty.  The vibrant green color make this a a must make this summer…and it needs to go on EVERYTHING!

Use what you have 

For this chimichurri sauce I used parsley and cilantro.  Some that I have had have used all cilantro or all parsley, while others through in some thyme, basil or even a little rosemary.  Really you can use whatever herbs you have on hand, making this a sauce you can make anytime.

It is perfect for…

The last time I made this I used it on a Grilled Pork Tenderloin and it was so good.  It is also amazing on steak, pan fried fish, with shrimp, raw oysters, in a salad or as a dip.  

This sauce really is the perfect summer sauce to use with anything and everything.

So, So Good

24 servings

Chimichurri Sauce

A light and bright sauce that is full of flavor and perfect on almost ANYTHING!

5 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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1 large (or 2-3) small bunch parsley
1 bunch cilantro
2-3 lemons zested & juiced
4 garlic cloves, smashed (or you can use jarred minced)
2 teaspoons capers with brine
3 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons pepper
1 teaspoons cumin
1/4 cup extra virgin oil, adding more if needed 1 tablespoon at a time


In the bowl of a food processor combine all the ingredients
Pulse until desired consistency is reached, adding in more olive oil if needed
Taste and adjust seasoning as needed
Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days


Use this sauce on your favorite grilled meats or veggies or your favorite salad. This is one of my go to sauces for sure!!

Bring on the Flavor

Summer is in full swing and it is time to celebrate it with this delicious sauce.  Chimichurri sauce is the sauce of the summer and is a MUST MAKE right now!

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