Authentic Chimichurri

Author: Marthinus Strydom
Category: Sauces & Spices
Serves/Qty: 1.00
Heidi Strydom

Authentic chimichurri from uruguay & argentina is the best accompaniment to any barbecued or grilled meats!

Marthinus Strydom

The Story

Most recipe sites will swear that their Chimichurri is the best, most authentic chimichurri, and use words like ‘genuine,’ ‘real deal,’ or whatever words they can use to move up in Google search results. The truth is, there are so many variations in the world of Chimichurri, that it’s now difficult to say which is the closest to the most authentic recipe there is.

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½ cup (24 Teaspoons) olive oil
2 tbsp (6 Teaspoons) red wine vinegar
½ cup (24 Teaspoons) finely chopped parsley
4 cloves garlic , finely chopped or minced
1 tbsp (3 Teaspoons) finely chopped chili
¾ tsp dried oregano
1 tsp coarse salt
pepper , to taste
1 tbsp (3 Teaspoons) sun-dried tomato (optional)
drop of liquid smoke (optional)


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes to release all of the flavours into the oil before using. Ideally, let it sit for more than 2 hours, if time allows.
  2. Chimichurri can be prepared earlier than needed, and refrigerated for 24 hours, if needed.
  3. Use to baste meats (chicken or steaks) while grilling or barbecuing. We don't use it as a marinade, but choose to baste our meats with chimichurri instead. However, you can use it as a marinade if you wish. Also, add a couple of tablespoons over your steak to serve.

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