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Easy Chimichurri Sauce

Super easy homemade chimichurri sauce recipe made in the food processor and comes together in under 5 minutes. Great on grilled meats and vegetables!
Course Sauce
Cuisine American, Argentinian
Keyword Chimichurri Sauce in the Food Processor, Easy Chimichurri Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup


  • 2 cups fresh Italian parsley, loosely packed
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 2 tablespoons shallots, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ lemon juiced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped (dry works okay too, but fresh is more fragrant)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • ½ - 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • Place all ingredients except olive oil in the food processor and pulse a few times until everything starts to break up. 
  • Start slowly adding the olive oil. Start with just ½ cup, and then slowly add more and pulse a few more times. Don't puree, just a few pulses will do. If it’s too thick add more olive oil until you get to your desired consistency.  
    Serve over grilled or smoked beef, chicken, pork, fish, and even vegetables.