Chimichurri Sauce (Argentinian Pesto)

Posted September 18, 2020

prep time
Prep time
15 minutes
cook time
Cook time
none 🎉
total time
Total time
15 minutes


  • Parsley (1 huge bunch)
  • Extra virgin olive oil (1 cup)
  • White wine vinegar (2 tablespoons)
  • Minced garlic (4 cloves)
  • Oregano (1 teaspoon)
  • Red pepper flakes (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)


  1. Using a good chef knife, finely chop the parseley very fine. Do not under any circumstances use a food processor or blender.
  2. Combine the parseley and olive oil in a bowl until it has a consistency similar to that of the picture. It should be drippy but not watery.
  3. Mix in the rest of the ingredients then adjust the seasoning to your taste.
  4. Serve as a sauce on top of chicken or carne asada.