Spicy 5 Minute Chimichurri Sauce is your new go to gluten-free and vegan GREEN SAUCE. You are going to want to slather on everything from steaks, empanadas to eggs.
Spicy - Zesty - Garlicky
Really anything that has the description of garlicky, we are in! How about you? In addition, this sauce is low carb so we have been slathering it on everything.
This is going to be a quick, down and dirty post as this sauce takes only 5 minutes to prepare so all you need to do is to scroll down to check out the ingredient list and you are good to go. Chimichurri sauce is a fresh sauce made primarily from parsley, garlic, red wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. We added in a little fresh red chili along with dried red pepper flakes to give it an extra kick.
Spanish Tapas Party
This week we are celebrating a Spanish Tapas party and you are invited. Have you had a chance to check out our Beef Empanadas recipe? Spicy 5 Minute Chimichurri Sauce is the perfect fresh topping for these flaky crusted spicy beef empanadas.
With the holidays around the corner, a Spanish Tapas party is always a good idea. Delicious little treats like our Spanish meatballs, a tray of Spanish meats, cheeses and olives, beef empanadas and sangrias make for an easy and fun gathering theme. Don’t forget dessert! Our Best Orange Almond Flourless Cake is the perfect sweet ending to a fun evening.
Spicy or Mild?
The best part about making your own Spicy 5 Minute Chimichurri Sauce is you can make it as spicy or mild as you like it. Try this spicy sauce on our Thai Style Grilled Flank Steaks for one delicious bite.
We have had chimichurri sauce literally all over our hands in Bangkok, Thailand at the El Gaucho steakhouse. Yep, you guessed it. They used those little but mighty bird chilies in the mix.
Felt like a fire breathing dragon after our first bite, but so tasty. If you like the idea of adding a little heat to your recipes, be sure to try our homemade Asian chili garlic sauce.
Traditional Chimichurri Sauce
The best way to make chimichurri sauce is to chop your ingredients by hand. You can, if you wish, throw the fresh vegetable ingredients to be chopped in a food processor.
However, do not add the oil and vinegar to the mix. This should always be added separately as it changes the appearance of the sauce. We would much rather quickly clean a cutting board and knife then to have to hand wash a food processor, knife and a cutting board. That is just how we roll.
How to Use Spicy Chimichurri Sauce?
Our favorite way to eat chimichurri sauce is drizzled on…
Marinade for poultry and meats
Topping for chili and soups
In your favorite Italian salad dressing
Marinade for fresh mozzarella balls
Sauce for pasta with fresh tomatoes
And the list goes on.
What is your favorite way to eat chimichurri sauce?
Traditional chimichurri sauce is spicy, garlicky, tangy and bursting with fresh herbs. The best part of making homemade chimichurri sauce is you can make it as spicy or as mild as you like.
Yes, you can. Our favorite way to freeze chimichurri sauce is in in individual ice cube trays. Then, we place them in a freezer safe baggie for up to 3 months. When you are ready to use, take out what you need to thaw in the refrigerator overnight. If you are in a rush, you can melt the frozen chimichurri cubes in the microwave for just a few seconds.
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Spicy 5 Minute Chimichurri Sauce
- ¾ cup Parsley
chopped finely - about 2 cups packed not chopped
- 3 cloves Garlic
peeled and minced
- 1 teaspoon Oregano
- 1 Red Chili pepper
finely chopped to taste (optional)
- ½ teaspoon Red pepper flakes
or to taste
- 3 tablespoon Red wine vinegar
- ¾ cup Olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Add finely chopped parsley, garlic, dried oregano, red chili pepper, red pepper flakes, red wine vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
- Let the flavors mingle for 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!