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Parsley Chimichurri Sauce
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Best Chimichurri Sauce

Seriously the Best Chimichurri Sauce recipe of all times. Italian, Argentinian and Mexican variations included + Video tutorial.
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Italian, Spanish
Keyword chimichurri, sauces
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 122kcal
Author Florentina


  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley (tops only)
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro top (optional for the Mexican + South American Version) (use 2 cups basil for Italian recipe)
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil + more as needed
  • 1 large lime or lemon - juiced (or 2 tbsp red wine vinegar)
  • 4 cloves garlic grated
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt + more to taste
  • 1/2 chile pepper or a pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano leaves (for the classic Argentinian recipe)


  • In the bowl of a small food processor or blender, add the parsley, oregano (basil or cilantro if using), olive oil, garlic and lime or lemon juice. 
    Process until smooth to your liking, but still with a little texture. Transfer to a jar or bowl and season to taste with the sea salt.
  • Adjust seasonings to your taste, by adding more sea salt, extra lime or lemon juice and red pepper flakes.


Recipe Variations
  • Traditional Argentinian - this classic recipe is made of parsley + fresh oregano, olive oil, garlic and apple cider or red wine vinegar.
  • Italian - a basil + parsley chimichurri heavy on the garlic and brightened up with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Add some spice with a pinch of red pepper flakes if desired. ( 2 cups basil + 1 bunch parsley + 4 garlic cloves + 1 lemon + 1/3 cup olive oil).
  • Mexican - it's a mix of cilantro + parsley + a juicy lime with an added jalapeno chile pepper for heat.
TIP - If you don't have a blender or food processor you can make it without! Use a sharp knife and finely chop everything as well as you can on the cutting board then mix everything in a bowl.


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 870IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg