Chimichurri is a flavorful condiment / sauce / dip , that originated in the Argentina and Uruguay regions but is now popular across different continents for its unique taste and aroma that is brought out by fresh herbs, garlic, spices, and red wine vinegar.
Chimichurri sauce represents freshness and there are very few foods that bring together multiple flavors without cooking. The recipe takes only 15-20 minutes to prepare and can be refrigerated for many days.
Chimichurri has a wide number of uses. You can use it as a marinade for grilling vegetables and meats, as a spread for sandwiches, as a topping for omelettes, as a pasta or pizza sauce, or as a dip for fresh-baked bread.
My recipe is adapted from the traditional version of Chimichurri and includes fresh parsley, cilantro, garlic, red wine vinegar, paprika, crushed red pepper, salt, black pepper, olive oil, and cumin powder. Red wine vinegar is a unique ingredient that gives a fruity, sour, and sharp taste to this condiment. The parsley adds an earthy flavor, garlic adds pungent flavor and the spices add different aromas. All these flavors create a balanced taste that can make any roasted vegetables ( or meats ) taste great.
I used the chimichurri for grilled asparagus and the dish was very tasty. Just clean and chop the asparagus to remove the fibrous parts. Apply Chimichurri sauce generously on the asparagus. Grill the asparagus until you see light charring. You will be pleasantly surprised with the taste of grilled asparagus when coated with Chimichurri sauce. You may add extra chimichurri sauce on top of grilled asparagus.
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Chimichurri recipe – with Fresh herbs
An aromatic sauce from the Latin American region that is made with fresh herbs, spices, and red wine vinegar
Food processor or kitchen blender
Steps to make Chimichurri
- Prepare the herbs
- Wash Parsley and Cilantro thoroughly to remove sand and dirt
- Remove the stems from Parsley stalks
- The cilantro stalks are fine to keep
- Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender.
- Gently pulse the ingredients in intervals of 4-5 seconds until they form a coarse mixture - it is ok if still see some small chunks of parsley and cilantro leaves
- You will get the desired consistency within 10-15 seconds of blending
You can use Chimichurri as a marinade for grilling vegetables and meats, as a spread for sandwiches, as a topping for omelettes, as a pasta or pizza sauce, or as a dip for fresh-baked breads or as a topping for Tacos and quesadillas
Chimichurri can be refrigerated upto a week