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Serves : makes about 3/4 cup

Our best chimichurri recipe comes together quickly in the food processor, and tastes great on steak, fish, and chicken.

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How to Make It


In a food processor, combine the parsley, vinegar, garlic, oregano and crushed red pepper. Process until smooth; season with salt and pepper. Transfer the sauce to a bowl and pour the olive oil over the mixture. Let stand for at least 20 minutes.

Tip: This food processor from Cuisinart is a favorite of ours.

Make Ahead

The chimichurri can be refrigerated overnight. Bring to room temperature before serving.


Watch this how-to video to find out the best way to peel and chop garlic.

Serve With

This traditional chimichurri recipe is incredibly versatile. Serve it over beautifully charred steaks or as a sauce for a mixed grill. It’s also perfect with grilled chicken or seared tuna.

Suggested Pairing

Chimichurri sauce originated in Argentina as a complement to the country's great grass-fed beef; similarly, a smoky Argentine Malbec will make a great partner to grilled steaks topped with this expert sauce.

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