Easy Chimichurri Sauce

Updated: Jul 4


Who says that a chimichurri sauce is only meant for Summer barbecues? If you’re looking to crank up the flavor of your Fall recipes, this is the sauce you need.

Ever since I tried this vegan sauce recipe, I’ve been finding more ways to incorporate it into my dishes. It can even take steamed vegetables to a whole other level! Just like this mint sauce.

You can add it to roasted vegetables, spread it on bread, add it to your favorite vegan sandwich, use it as a tangy dressing for pasta or salads, as a dip for baked potatoes, on buddha bowls, drizzled over pizza, on tacos, or for this baked french fries and vegan hot dog recipe. The possibilities are endless!

This vegan chimichurri recipe is incredibly easy to make. It only takes 10 minutes and $1.50 for 1.5 cups. I make this recipe with just enough oil to achieve a sauce consistency, but not so much that it feels too oily. A good chimichurri sauce should highlight the herbs, garlic, and vinegar.


Details:


Yield: 1.5 cups

Prep time: 10 min

Cooking time: 0 min

Total time: 10 min


Ingredients:


1.5 cups parsley leaves. About 1 bunch (tightly packed)

3 cloves of garlic

3 tbsp olive oil

3 tbsp red wine vinegar

1 tsp dried oregano

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp black pepper

A squeeze lime juice (approx ¼ lime)


Directions:


1. Finely chop the parsley leaves.

2. Finely chop the garlic cloves.

3. In a small bowl, combine parsley, garlic, dried oregano (rub it to get the most out of the aroma and flavor), salt, pepper, vinegar, oil, and lime juice.


Notes:


- Store in an airtight jar for up to 2 weeks.

- Add a sprinkle of chili flakes for a spicy version.

- Avoid using a processor for this recipe. A traditional chimichurri sauce needs to have texture.


Approximate cost:


$1.50. This takes into account the measurements listed in the ingredients section and for the main ingredients only. It does not include seasoning.

Nutrition:


*Parsley contains several nutrients, such as vitamins A, K, and C. It’s also a good source of the minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium.

Parsley has antibacterial properties and may help support bone health, boost your immune system, and enhance liver health.


*Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fats and contains a modest amount of vitamins E and K. True extra virgin olive oil is loaded with antioxidants, some of which have powerful health benefits. It also contains oleic acid and oleocanthal, nutrients that can fight inflammation. This may be the main reason for olive oil's health benefits.

Olive oil may be one of the healthiest foods you can eat for heart health. It lowers blood pressure, protects LDL particles from oxidation, reduces inflammation, and may help prevent unwanted blood clotting.

Did you try this authentic chimichurri recipe? Let me know in the comments below and/or tag your creation on Instagram #everyhealthybite

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