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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!

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!

Homemade Chimichurri

Chimichurri sauce is the perfect addition to any meats or veggie dishes! 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 ounces
Author: Julie Chiou
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  • 1 ½ cups loosely packed parsley leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime
  • ¼ cup or more of olive oil

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  • 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.

Recipe Notes

This is great atop grilled flank steak or tossed with sautéed veggies and chicken!


Serving: 1 Batch | Calories: 554 kcal | Carbohydrates: 6 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 55 g | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 1 g

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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: dip recipe, homemade sauce
Recipe Rating


Friday 28th of July 2017

Absolutely loved the recipes!!


Monday 29th of June 2015

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.

Kelly - Life Made Sweeter

Wednesday 24th of June 2015

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


Tuesday 23rd of June 2015

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


Tuesday 23rd of June 2015

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