Chimichurri Sauce, an Argentinean sauce or condiment based on olive oil, herbs, and garlic. Think “pesto” and you have an idea of what it’s like. Use the servings slider to easily adjust the ingredient amounts

Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword chimichurri, condiment
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Debi


  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano
  • 1/3 cup good-quality olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves smashed* or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin**
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor, and puree. Transfer to small serving bowl. Can be made 2 hours ahead. Cover and let stand at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

** Last time I made this I used a rounded 1/2 teaspoon of whole cumin seeds and toasted them in a dry skillet. Once they were golden brown and fragrant, I crushed them in a mortar and pestle. then I added that to the food processor. It added a wonderful toasty fresh flavor to the sauce. It isn't necessary to do this extra step, but it adds a great flavor.