This chimichurri sauce is easy and delicious! It’s whole30, paleo, vegan, AIP, and nightshade free.

chimichurri sauce

Have you ever had chimichurri? It’s an easy to make sauce that packs a serious punch on the flavor. It’s the perfect thing to throw together when you want a little something extra to jazz up your meal but don’t want to go through too much fuss. Plus, it’s packed with nutrient dense herbs and is basically equivalent to adding an extra veggie to your meal. Win, win!

Chimichurri typically has chili in it, but I decided to make my own version that’s still flavorful and herbaceous but nightshade free! It tastes great on steak, seafood, and roasted vegetables.

You can make this sauce over the weekend and it’ll keep for a few days in the fridge so you can have it throughout the week. The trick to making it last longer is adding a bit more oil on top and mixing it in when you’re ready to enjoy it some more. This keeps it from oxidizing and makes it easier to stir too.

chimichurri sauce

The Ingredients for the Chimichurri Sauce

 

Parlsey

Fresh parsley is a mild flavor and great base for this sauce.

Cilantro

Cilantro is an acquired taste for sure, but there are a lot of flavors going on in this recipe and it’s not too cilantro forward.

Basil

Basil adds more of that herbaceous flavor to this sauce.

Garlic

Traditionally, chimichurri is made with red pepper flakes. Since this is a nightshade-free version, this adds a little bit of a kick.

Olive oil & red wine vinegar

You can also use avocado oil. I recommend finding a red wine vinegar without sulfites like this brand. 

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Chimichurri Sauce


  • Author: Michelle
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x

Description

This chimichurri sauce is easy and delicious! It’s whole30, paleo, vegan, AIP, and nightshade free.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 1/2 cup basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar

Instructions

  1. Wash and roughly chop the herbs.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until fully combined.
  3. Season further to taste and store in a glass container.

Notes

To make the sauce last longer, add a bit more oil on top and mixing it in when you’re ready to enjoy it some more.

All nutrition facts are estimations and will vary.

  • Category: Sauces
  • Cuisine: Latin American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 12
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.2g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Protein: 0.7g

chimichurri sauce

 

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