Chimichurri is basically the best sauce. Okay, maybe that's being a bit dramatic, but it's seriously amazing. If you're not familiar, it is a Argentinean sauce made with parsley, garlic, peppers and oil. It's great for cooking meat, empanadas, and veggies.
Currently I made some delicious chimichurri and Melissa's Produce saw it on my instastories and offered to send me some delish produce in order to remake it for the blog. They have great produce available online and in the stores.
Okay, so to the recipe. You can always add more oil or spice, but this has been my favorite version so far.
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
- 1/4 cup fresh oregano
- 4 garlic cloves
- 3 Tbsp red onion, finely chopped
- 1-2 small red chilis, deseeded and chopped
- 1/2 cup olive oil, good quality
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mixed lettuce
- cherry heirloom tomatoes
- grilled chicken
1. Put all herbs, garlic, onion, and chilis in a blender or processor. Blend.
2. Add oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Stir with a spoon.
3. Place in a jar and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
1. Toss lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, chicken and chimchurri.
2. Plate and serve.