Homemade Chimichurri

  • Chimichurri sauce is the perfect addition to any meats or veggie dishes! Easy to make so there's no need for the store-bought stuff!

    I was home alone on Saturday night and there were severe thunderstorms rolling through our area with tornado warnings in our county. And last Thursday, coming home from work, my coworker and I were stuck in a thunderstorm with hail – that was pretty intense and scary. Luckily his car didn’t have any dents that resulted from that hail storm. With both those thunderstorms and numerous other ones we’ve had this summer, I’m increasingly becoming more terrified of them and anxious. I feel like I need to take xanax when the sky starts getting dark. I don’t know what has gotten into me. It’s like the older I get, the more things freak me out and I start to regress into a little. However, my parents said I’ve always been scared of thunderstorms. Either way, I think this is another one of those things I have to conquer on my own. I used to be afraid of flying and now I’m completely fine. I mean, I still hate take-offs but I’m way better than before and I don’t need xanax anymore.

    Anyway, so after huddling in the basement for the thunderstorm to pass on Saturday, I started the show GIRLS. Yes, behind on the times again. I really like the show. They’re short episodes so I’ve been breezing through them but it’s just a typical chick show but still very much like how reality would be if you lived with a bunch of girls in college or post-college.

    In other news, the second season of True Detective started yesterday and I’m absolutely thrilled. I can see my boyfriend onscreen again ;) I can’t wait to watch it but I have to wait til Jason gets back. No spoilers, please!

    Chimichurri sauce is the perfect addition to any meats or veggie dishes! Easy to make so there's no need for the store-bought stuff!

    When I was on my paleo challenge, I was trying to think of ways to come with up sauces to pair with meats so they didn’t get boring. Hello, chimichurri! This gorgeous green goddess of all sauces atop grilled flank steak was freaking bomb. When you’re eating paleo, you gotta definitely have an arsenal of sauces and spices to make meat dishes unique so add this one to your next dinner menu!

    Homemade Chimichurri

    Chimichurri sauce is the perfect addition to any meats or veggie dishes! 
    Prep Time: 5 mins
    Total Time: 5 mins
    Calories: 554kcal
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    Ingredients

    • Couple of large handfuls of parsley leaves, about 1 1/2 cups loosely packed
    • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    • Pinch of ground black pepper
    • Juice of 1/2 a lime
    • 1/4 cup or more of olive oil

    Instructions

    • Place parsley, garlic cloves, dried oregano, salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper, and lime juice into the bowl of a food processor and securely place the lid on.
    • Turn the food processor on high.
    • Drizzle olive oil through the feed chute as the mixture processes. If you feel that you need more, add 1 tablespoon at a time. Some people like theirs more oily and others prefer to not. Just look at it and see if it's the consistency you like.
    • Store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator.

    Notes

    This is great atop grilled flank steak or tossed with sautéed veggies and chicken!
    Nutrition Facts
    Homemade Chimichurri
    Amount Per Serving (1 Batch)
    Calories 554 Calories from Fat 495
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 55g 85%
    Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    Sugars 1g
    Protein 2g 4%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 

     

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  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking says:

    It’s so nice and easy and I love that gorgeous green colour!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    This sauce sounds perfect!! No spoilers on the show but definitely better than season 1, which you know I gave up on because it was so awful (imo). ;)

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets says:

    Oh my word, I need to make my own sauce. I just had steak tacos with chimichurri sauce this weekend and now I’m craving it again. In other news….I need to find a new tv show, off to check out true detective :)

  • Naomi says:

    Yep, that’s my go to sauce for meats. Perfectly good and easy to make.

  • Sarah | Broma Bakery says:

    Oh chimichurri, I love you. Also we actually have the same taste in shows. I take Girls with a grain of salt, but find it hilarious. True Detective was amazing, but I won’t get into any details until you see it! But seriously we need to start a bloggers tv show club.

  • Lauren @ Lauren Caris Cooks says:

    This looks so fresh and delicious. I can just imagine about a million ways I would eat this :D

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    True Detective back + homemade chimichurri equals total epicness!

  • Meg @ Pinch of Nutmeg says:

    I just happen to have an overwhelming amount of parsley in my herb garden right now and I think this is the perfect use for it.

    I am so excited the True Detective is back on. I think it’s going to be a good season though I will admit that I’m having a tiny bit of trouble seeing Vince Vaughn in a serious/criminal way. I’m sure I’ll get used to it after a few episodes! Is it Sunday yet?

  • Senika @ Foodie Blog Stalker says:

    I’m starting Whole30 in July (eeek!) and am pinning this deliciousness to make! It looks so fresh and flavorful!

  • dixya | food, pleasure, and health says:

    since i dont eat beef, this will definitely go on lamb chops very soon! and about the storm, im totally freaked out by it too, is it the age? or this weather is just crazy..

  • Heather Christo says:

    scary!! I hate storms. But this sauce looks like I would put in on everything!!!

  • Charlene says:

    How long will this yummy looking sauce keep in the fridge? My husband is worse than any kid about being picky, so it will be up to me to devour this one!

    • Julie says:

      Ours didn’t last long :) I would say you could probably get away with 3 weeks with this one.

  • Maria says:

    Chimichurri is perfect with so many dishes. This looks amazing!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says:

    Chimichurri + steak is the best. I could spoon this on anything!

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Love this flavorful sauce that can go on so many dishes!! Mmmm!!!

  • Katalina @ Peas and Peonies says:

    I agree this such a great to use with different meat, even fish, I can totally see myself pouring lots of it on a medium cooked ribeye steak.

  • Gaby says:

    I’m not sure what I am more excited about, this delicious looking sauce, or the fact the you started watching Girls!!

  • marla says:

    LOVE this essential sauce….perfect for all kinds of dishes .

  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says:

    This looks perfect, Julie! Such a gorgeous green. Love chimichurri!

  • Kristen says:

    Oooooh, I’ve been searching for a good chimichurri sauce that didn’t have cilantro and other various fresh herbs. Heaven forbid I just alter the recipe myself. Ha! Definitely trying yours. When I eat W30 I really need sauces. I haven’t started S2 yet, I’m letting them build-up so I can binge.

  • Neeta says:

    Absolutely loved the recipes!!

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