• Chimichurri Sauce (Paleo, Whole30)

    Make this Chimichurri Sauce Recipe whenever you want to brighten up the taste of any meat or veggie dish!

    Make this Chimichurri Sauce recipe as a simple but flavor-packed topping for any meat, eggs, or veggies. It's hugely versatile and so easy! It's paleo, gluten-free, and whole30 friendly. | StupidEasyPaleo.com

    What is Chimichurri?

    Chimichurri is a South American condiment that brings together several dimensions of flavor: It’s herbaceous, tangy, savory, and a little spicy.

    If you ask ten different people exactly how to make chimichurri, you’re bound to get ten distinct answers. Chimichurri has many variations! That’s helpful because it’s pretty easy to sub out the parsley for other fresh green herbs – cilantro is common – or the vinegar for some other acid.

    That means this is more of a template you can use to customize the Chimichurri Sauce to your liking. Want it spicier? Add more red pepper flakes, for example.

    Sometimes, you’ll see traditional chimichurri more like a blend of herbs sitting in a bowl of olive oil. However, I make my sauce more like a dressing by blending the oil in at the end.

    What Can You Put Chimichurri Sauce On?

    I’m so glad you asked. You can put chimichurri on just about everything.

    Make this Chimichurri Sauce recipe as a simple but flavor-packed topping for any meat, eggs, or veggies. It's hugely versatile and so easy! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

    Here it is paired with Grilled Pork Belly as a marinade.

    You can also:

    • Spoon it over any kind of grilled meat.
    • Drizzle it atop of roasted veggies.
    • Dress any egg dish with it.
    • Use it as a marinade.
    • Make it a dip for raw veggies.
    • Substitute it as a salad dressing.

    The possibilities are endless!

    How Long Does Chimichurri Stay Fresh?

    You’ll want to use up your chimichurri in two to three days. The herbs will begin to darken in color. If you need to make less, you can cut the recipe in half.

    Make this Chimichurri Sauce recipe as a simple but flavor-packed topping for any meat, eggs, or veggies. It's hugely versatile and so easy! It's paleo, gluten-free, and whole30 friendly. | StupidEasyPaleo.com

    Chimichurri Sauce (Paleo, Whole30)

    Course: Sauce
    Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Paleo, Whole30
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Servings: 16
    Calories: 34 kcal
    Author: Steph Gaudreau

    Make this Chimichurri Sauce recipe as a simple but flavor-packed topping for any meat, eggs, or veggies. It's hugely versatile and so easy! It's paleo, gluten-free, and whole30 friendly.

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    Ingredients

    • 1 cup fresh parsley packed tightly, or cilantro
    • 3 cloves garlic peeled
    • 1/2 lemon juice only
    • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
    • 1/4 tsp sea salt
    • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
    • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

    Instructions

    1. Place the parsley, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, salt, red pepper, and vinegar into a food processor or blender. Pulse several times until the parsley and garlic are broken down into small pieces.
    2. Now turn on the food processor or blender and drizzle in the olive oil until just incorporated.
    3. Use immediately or keep tightly covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.

    Recipe Notes

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    Nutrition Facts
    Chimichurri Sauce (Paleo, Whole30)
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 34 Calories from Fat 27
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 3g 5%
    Sodium 39mg 2%
    Potassium 27mg 1%
    Vitamin A 6.5%
    Vitamin C 8.4%
    Calcium 0.7%
    Iron 1.8%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    8 thoughts on “Chimichurri Sauce (Paleo, Whole30)

    1. This sounds really yummy! Making it this week, soon as we do our weekly shop — cheers! -Michelle G 😉

    2. I love this sauce. It has been giving me life for the past 3 days. Makes my lunch a lot better. It’s up there with the tortilla recipe lol. THANKS!

    3. I was wondering if I could make this ahead and then freeze it in an ice cube tray, and remove them as needed?

    4. Hi,
      The first two times I made it, was perfect. This time it’s terribly bitter. What went wrong? I’ve looked online and some say it’s too much garlic, others EVOO is the mistake. Thoughts/recommendations?
      Thanks!

      1. If you used a peppery extra virgin olive oil that’s probably the culprit. I would stick to a lighter tasting olive oil…you can find table blends that are milder…or something like avocado oil.

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