Chimichurri Sauce

Parsley is the star in this flavourful, easy to make Chimicurri Sauce. Delicious on grilled meats, vegetables, tacos and burgers. 

Course Sauces, Dips & Toppings
Cuisine South American
Keyword grilling sauce, herb sauce for meat, parsley recipe, parsley sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 62 kcal
Author Colleen


  • 2 cups parsley leaves coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium jalapeno seeded and chopped (optional)
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4  cup red wine vinegar
  • 3-4  garlic cloves
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
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  1. Put all ingredients into a blender or food processor and puree.
  2. Taste and add more vinegar if needed.
  3. Put into a jar or container with lid, and let stand for 2-3 hours to allow flavours to meld. 
  4. Chimichurri sauce will keep in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Recipe Notes

You can substitute pickled jalapenos for the fresh one, just reduce the vinegar by half.

If you aren't a fan of cilantro, just leave it out and sub for more parsley.

Nutrition Facts
Chimichurri Sauce
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 62 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 25mg1%
Vitamin A 375IU8%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.