Easy Chimichurri Sauce

Easy 5-minute Chimichurri Sauce recipe made with parsley, garlic, lemon, vinegar and olive oil balances the flavors of any savory dish, not only steak! Perfect condiment for the summer grilling season!
Course Condiment
Cuisine South American
Keyword chimichurri, chimichurri sauce, parsley sauce, steak sauce
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 22kcal
Author Elena Szeliga


  • 1 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley stalks removed
  • 1/2 small red onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 120 ml or 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (or more to adjust the consistency)


  • Just combine everything in your food processor and pulse until combined. The chimichurri sauce is supposed to be a little grainy, but feel free to adjust the consistency and texture to your liking. If it's not liquid enough, just add a little more oil. Enjoy! See the usage tips above.



Recipe makes about 2/3 cup of chimichurri sauce or 8 generous servings (1 1/2 tablespoons per serving).

Cook’s Tips

  • Use chimichurri sauce as a condiment for any grilled food.
  • Other way to enjoy it is to add it to cauliflower (or normal) rice to add some flavor to it.
  • Add it to soups and stews for an extra zesty touch.
  • Add more oil to it and make it a salad dressing.
  • Serve it with pasta instead of pesto sauce!


Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 49mg | Vitamin A: 12.4% | Vitamin C: 14.1% | Calcium: 1.7% | Iron: 3.4%