Basic Chimichurri

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 440


1 bunch parsley, fresh Italian (flat-leaf), stemmed
1 head garlic, small, broken into cloves and peeled (8 to 10 cloves in all)
1 carrot, medium, peeled and grated on the coarse side of a grater
1 cup olive oil, extra-virgin
1/3 cup white wine vinegar or distilled vinegar, or more to taste
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
1 teaspoon oregano, dried
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flake, hot, or more to taste
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground


1. Combine the parsley and garlic in a food processor and pulse to chop as fine as possible.

2. Add the carrot, oil, 1/3 cup vinegar, the water, 1 teaspoon salt, the oregano, 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes, and the black pepper. Process to mix. Taste for seasoning, adding vinegar, salt, or pepper flakes as necessary the sauce should be highly seasoned. The chimichurri will keep for several days in the refrigerator (you may need to reseason it just before serving), but it tastes best served within a few hours of making.

Makes about 2 cups

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 440
Calories from Fat: 384

This Basic Chimichurri recipe is from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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