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cilantro chimichurri in a glass jar with a spoon of chimichurri held over it.

Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce

Easy and quick, fresh and herby condiment from Argentina and Uruguay. Uses fresh parsley and cilantro.
Prep Time 20 mins
Course Accompaniments, Condiments
Cuisine Argentinian, South American
Servings 1.5 cups


  • food processor
  • salad spinner


  • 100 grams fresh cilantro measures 1 tightly packed cup when chopped
  • 70 grams fresh parsley measures ½ a tightly packed cup when chopped
  • ¾ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 small shallots peeled
  • 2 teaspoon finely chopped garlic 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1.5 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 10 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


  • Gather all your ingredients together.
  • First, wash and dry your herbs.
  • Use a salad spinner to dry the herbs.
  • It is very important to dry the herbs thoroughly. This helps prevent molding and increases the shelf life of the sauce.
  • To your processor, add the parsley, dried oregano, cilantro, shallot, garlic, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, red pepper flakes and salt.
  • Now, pulse this a few times to shred the mixture.
  • When the herbs etc have been shredded, with the food processor running on slow speed, slowly drizzle in the extra virgin olive oil.
  • Once you have added all the olive oil, stop the processor.
  • Now, pulse the mixture twice or thrice.
  • Our Chimichurri cilantro sauce is now ready.
  • Transfer this to a sterilised air tight glass jar.
    cilantro chimichurri in a glass jar
Keyword chimichurri sauce with cilantro, cilantro chimichurri, cilantro chimichurri sauce
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