Quick chimichurri sauce

Easy and quick homemade chimichurri

This fast and easy to make chimichurri sauce is made with parsley, oregano, basil, garlic, oil, white wine vinegar, and chili powder. I prepared this quick chimichurri sauce with fresh herbs from my little container garden. You can adjust the quantities and herbs based on your tastes and also what you have available. The flavor of this sauce was good and it went well with the beef empanadas, though I prefer a chimichurri sauce where the herbs have been either finely chopped or crushed with a majador (a type of wood mortar and pestle), but this recipes works well for a quick sauce.

Easy and quick chimichurri recipe

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Quick chimichurri sauce

Quick chimichurri sauce

Quick chimichurri sauce made with parsley, oregano, basil, garlic, oil, white wine vinegar, and chili powder.


  • 1 ½ cups fresh parsley leaves
  • 6 basil leaves
  • Leaves from 3 oregano sprigs
  • 4 garlic cloves, whole or crushed
  • 3 tbs vinegar, can use white wine vinegar, red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 6 tbs of oil
  • 1-2 tsp chili powder, more or less based on your preference
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in the blender (or mini food processor), mix until you have a smooth sauce. For a more rustic chimichurri, blend all the ingredients except the oil and then stir it in at the end.
  2. Taste and adjust salt/pepper or chili powder as needed. You can also adjust the amount of vinegar based on the acidity level that you prefer.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use (but should be used the same day).

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Quick chimichurri

This post was last modified: June 22nd, 2016 by Layla Pujol


  1. My grandma used to marinate her steaks in chimichurri sauce and grill them. Recently i went back to Ecuador and the carne asada i had at a restaurant reminded me of that recipe. I’m going to try this sauce and marinate my steaks. Thank you Laylita.

  2. I have tried one of your recipes so far and loved it! Next I am going to try one of your empanada recipes and this sauce. My boyfriend is from Ecuador and while he is away on deployment I am trying different recipes until I find some to surprise him with when he returns in April. Thank you for the little tidbit about the hazards of garlic in oil. I had no idea!

  3. michael cyriak says:

    this sauce looks delicious, thank you

  4. Paz- Thanks again, I have a sauce obsession and the sauces are usually a result of throwing whatever I have available in the blender.

  5. So delicious everything looks! I love your sauces, too. I have to learn how to make them.


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