Chimichurri – The Argentinean Wonder Condiment

August 21, 2010

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: In Argentina, Chimichurri Sauce is typically served with parrillada, a mix of grill beef steaks, chops and sausages. But it’s also a great condiment on roasted potatoes, grilled chicken and vegetables and leftover pork-loin and crusty bread sandwiches.
You can pulse all of the ingredients in a food processor, but there are both taste and texture benefits to chopping each ingredient separately and letting them meld together over a period of hours. - cheese1227

Food52 Review: Chimichurri truly is a wonder condiment and this is a perfectly balanced version, with a subtle tartness, nice background heat and addictive little pops of garlic and herbs. For the optional herb, oregano worked beautifully, but have fun playing with variations to match what you'll be drizzling it on -- rosemary with lamb, basil with fish, you name it. This tasted amazing over grilled hanger steak, as the base to a zingy salad dressing with a squeeze of lemon, and just with some good bread for dunking. - KristenThe Editors

Makes: two cups


  • ½ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped finely
  • ¼ cup fresh herbs of your choice (oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary), chopped finely
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes (chopped fresh chilies work well too)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • Pinch of sugar
  • ¾ cup of good olive oil
In This Recipe


  1. Mix all ingredients and let them sit for at least two hours before serving.

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2 Reviews

Rkelly3042 September 18, 2013
Delicious on Sunday with steak, on Tuesday with roasted chicken, on Wed with roasted seasoned red potatoes...hmmm what to do on Thursday??? Whatever , it will have chimi on top!
TheWimpyVegetarian September 2, 2010
Chimichurri is one of my favorite condiments. I will definitely be making this over the long weekend! Congrats on the EP!