5 Minute Chimichurri Sauce

5 Minute Chimichurri Sauce has a bright herby flavor, a hint of garlic, and a little tangy red wine vinegar bite. It's the perfect sauce to elevate all of your favorite grilled meats and more!

Top view of Chimichurri Sauce in a tan bowl on a ceramic multi-colored plate placed on a rustic wood background.

Chimichurri is a fresh, uncooked, garnigh-type sauce with it's roots in Argentina.  The traditional way to eat chimichurri is to serve it with griled meats.  I am all about tradition, but this chicichurri sauce is so good I want to slather it on all the things!

It only takes just a few minutes and a little bit of knife work to make this simple and delicious sauce, which means there's no excuse to not try it the next time you fire up the grill on steak night.

I know you'll love this easy chimichurri as much as I do!

Side view closeup of Chimichurri Sauce in a tan bowl.

WHAT IS IN CHIMICHURRI SAUCE?

Chimichurri sauce is made with:
  • olive oil
  • fresh parsley
  • fresh oregano
  • red wine vinegar 
  • jalapeno
  • garlic
  • salt and pepper

HOW TO MAKE CHIMICHURRI SAUCE

With just a few minutes of chopping, you can make a bright, fresh chimichurri sauce. To make chimichurri sauce, you combine olive oil, minced parsley, minced oregano, red wine vinegar, minced jalapeno pepper, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. That's it! It's so easy to prepare!

Top view of chimichurri sauce ingredients on a cutting board.

HOW TO STORE CHIMICHURRI SAUCE

Store homemade chimichurri sauce in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

WHAT DO YOU SERVE CHIMICHURRI WITH?

Chimichurri sauce has a bright flavor thanks to the herbs, a little bit of earthiness thanks to the garlic, and a little tangy bite thanks to the red wine vinegar. It is amazing served with grilled meats, but it is super versatile and can be used in lots of other ways, too!  Try it one of these delicious ways:
  • marinate meats before grilling (save some for garnishing!)
  • drizzle over grilled steak, chicken, pork, or fish 
  • drizzle over chicken wings
  • serve with eggs at breakfast
  • with cooked pasta
  • as a roasted vegetable garnish
  • mixed with sour cream as a chip dip
  • as a bread dipping oil

Top view closeup of Chimichurri Sauce.

MORE EASY HOMEMADE SAUCE RECIPES

Looking for more super easy-to-make sauces to dress up your dinner tonight? Check out these popular sauce recipes from the archives:





If you try this recipe, I'd love to know what you think in the comments below. Enjoy!

6 servings

5 Minute Chimichurri Sauce


DESCRIPTION

  prep time: cook time: total time: 5 MIN 

INGREDIENTS


1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup fresh minced parsley
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 red jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh minced oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


INSTRUCTIONS


1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

NOTES


If you have time to let this chimichurri sauce sit, it will give it a chance to let the flavors meld. It will still be delish served right away though!

Author: Becky


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