Chef John's Chimichurri Sauce

Chef John's Chimichurri Sauce

Side Dish Sauces and Condiments Sauces

Chimichurri is a fabulous green sauce that's been steadily growing in popularity across the American restaurant landscape. This herby, garlicky, tangy, spicy, and very green condiment is great on all kinds of grilled meats.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 255
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 15m


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped, or more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar, or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 bunch flat-leaf Italian parsley, stems removed


  • 1   Combine oil, garlic, vinegar, salt, cumin, red pepper flakes, black pepper, cilantro, oregano, and parsley in a blender.
  • 2   Pulse blender 2 to 3 times; scrape down the sides using a rubber spatula. Repeat pulsing and scraping process until a thick sauce forms, about 12 times.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 27.3g 42%
    Saturated Fat 4.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg  
Sodium 304mg 12%
Potassium 153mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 3g  
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Protein 1g 2%
Sugars 0g  
Vitamin A 1812IU  
Vitamin C 25mg  
Calcium 52mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 0mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 14mg  
Folate 27mcg