Argentine Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri sauce is a popular sauce originating from Argentina and widely celebrated in various forms throughout Latin America. Chimichurri is a fresh herb sauce that uses parsley as its main herb and vinegar as its main dressing; there are also many variations along the way. We believe the most authentic variation is actually a derivative of Italian pesto and includes garlic, parsley, onion, salt and pepper, lemon juice and zest, and olive oil and vinegar for a bite. Here are two versions we think are authentic yet modern and extremely tasty on steak or Argentine chorizo sausages!


1 c chopped parsley
½ c chopped oregano
½ c chopped garlic
½ c chopped shallots
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
½ c extra virgin olive oil
1 T Spanish smoked paprika
Salt and pepper
Mix well and refrigerate.


When making Chimichurri sauce, combine all ingredients in a bowl and let stand for thirty minutes before serving.