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Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

This cilantro chimichurri sauce recipe has a ton of uses. This easy to make sauce can be used as salad dressing, dipping sauce for your grilled meats and veggies, as a marinade, and the list goes on. No matter how you choose to use it, this simple chimichurri sauce with cilantro will add a major boost of flavor to all your dishes.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: sauces
Cuisine: Latin American
Keyword: barbecue, bbq, churrasco, grilling, latin american recipe, make ahead
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Aline Shaw



  • about a cup of fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 cloves of garlic peeled
  • 1/2 red onion peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp of dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a blender, or food processor, add the cilantro, garlic, onion, pepper, oregano, vinegar, and 1/2 of the olive oil
  • Pulse uto mince the ingredients
  • Add the remaining olive oil and gently stir to combine
  • Tranfer the sauce to a mason jar and let it sit 20 minutes at at room temp before serving

Bom Apetite!!


    Make Ahead: Chimichurri can be made ahead and refrigerated overnight. Make sure to remove it from the fridge about 15 mins before serving.