Chimichurri Sauce

chimichurri sauceChimichurri sauce is one of my favorite sauces to serve with steaks.  The freshness and zip of a nicely-made chimichurri sauce always cuts into the richness of any steak and complements the intrinsic beef flavor.

It this recipe authentic?

You’ll see lots of recipes on chimichurri claiming to be “authentic,” etc.  I know that even in Argentina there are a great many variations on chimichurri sauce.  I’m not claiming this is authentic, in fact, I’ve changed to recipe multiple times.  But, I think I have it where I want it now.  I love the flavor, it has a small bit of spice on the back-end, and it’s amazingly fresh tasting!

chimichurri on steak

My preferences in a chimichurri sauce

So, lots of people make their chimichurri almost like a thick puree.  I like mine to have more “looseness” and let the olive oil glisten.  It’s just a preference, and you can make any way you would like it.  I also put the same amount of cilantro as Italian parsley.  Fresh oregano is another must-have for my chimichurri sauce.  Other than that, I put a half of a Fresno pepper (seeded and diced) in mine, partly to give it just a bit of spice, but also I like the bit of red color that it gives.

On to the recipe.  As always, I hope you enjoy!

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chimichurri sauce

Chimichurri Sauce

  • Total Time: 10 minutes


An easy recipe for a super tasty sauce for steaks, chicken or grilled chops!


  • 1 bunch cilantro (minced)
  • 1 bunch italian parsley (minced)
  • 4 sprigs fresh oregano (minced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 TBS red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Fresno pepper (seeded and diced)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil


  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix. Allow to sit for 30 minutes before serving to let flavor develop.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: sauces and glazes

Keywords: argentinian, chimichurri, fresh herbs, grilled steaks, steak sauce