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Side view of easy chimichurri sauce in a small jar with a spoon

Easy Chimichurri Sauce

This super flavorful Homemade Chimichurri is an amazing steak sauce, appetizer dip or pasta topping! It's easy to make with fresh herbs like cilantro, parsley, garlic, apple cider vinegar, red pepper flakes and more. Gluten-free, vegan, low carb, keto, paleo and Whole30 compliant.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine South American
Keyword chimichurri steak, cilantro chimichurri, homemade steak sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 15 servings
Calories 48 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 3/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves firmly packed
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano leaves or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 small shallot
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes


  1. Finely chop the parsley, cilantro, oregano, garlic and shallot. Alternatively, add to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.

    Top view of blended homemade chimichurri sauce in a food processor bowl
  2. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the olive oil, vinegar, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Stir until combined. 

    Top view of ingredients to make cilantro chimichurri sauce in a glass bowl
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

    Top view of blended homemade chimichurri sauce in a glass bowl
  4. Serve or transfer to a sealed jar or container and store in the fridge. 

    Side view of easy chimichurri sauce in a small jar with a spoon

Recipe Notes

  • To Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Stir before using.
  • To Freeze: Pour into an ice tray and freeze, then transfer frozen cubes to a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge and stir before using.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Chimichurri Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 48 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.