How To Make Chimichurri Sauce: Easy, Homemade Recipe

May 2, 2019
How to Make Chimichurri , JC Phelps (JCP Eats)

Hey, y’all! Have you ever made homemade chimichurri sauce? I didn’t make it for years and only enjoyed it in restaurants; however, after discovering how easy it is to make, I started making it regularly. It’s simple, delicious, and immensely versatile – and I’m excited to teach y’all how to make chimichurri sauce!

Originally posted May 2019, updated May 2021.

About Chimichurri

An uncooked sauce used for grilled meats, chimichurri has roots in both Argentina and Uruguay. Upon tasting, you’ll predominantly get notes of parsley and garlic. It’s amazing on grilled steak, lamb chops, burgers, shrimp, salmon — you name it.

Curly parsley

How To Make Chimichurri Sauce

How to make homemade chimichurri sauce

Easy, Homemade Chimichurri Sauce

JC Phelps
An uncooked sauce used for grilled meats, chimichurri predominantly has notes of parsley and garlic. It’s amazing on grilled steak, lamb chops, burgers, shrimp, salmon — you name it. The best part? My homemade Chimichurri Sauce is incredibly easy to make!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Main Course, sauce
Cuisine argentinian, south american, Uruguayan
Servings 8 people
Calories 87 kcal


  • Food processor or blender


  • 4 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1 bunch Parsley
  • 1/3 c Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 3 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar


  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor (or a blender) until well-combined. Best if made in advance; refrigerate until ready to serve.


Sodium: 296mgCalcium: 18mgVitamin C: 10mgVitamin A: 606IUSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 54mgCalories: 87kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 9gProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 1gIron: 1mg
Keyword chimichurri, homemade chimichurri sauce, meat topping, sauce
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JC’s note: To make this recipe, you should use both fresh garlic and fresh parsley. The recipe calls for 1 bunch of parsley, which you can easily find in the fresh herb section of your local grocery. I find that both flat-leaf and curly parsley work well for this recipe. Flat-leaf parsley has a stronger flavor, while curly parsley is more muted; depending on the extent to which you love parsley, choose accordingly. Lastly, I highly recommend investing in a food processor, as they have a multitude of uses in the kitchen. That said, if you don’t have one, a blender absolutely does the job for this recipe!

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