8 Ways to Use Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri, traditional Argentinian sauce
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Chimichurri sauce is a simple concoction of fresh herbs and garlic. It's a cross between a sauce and a condiment.  Traditionally, chimichurri is served with grilled meats as part of the Argentinian asado (or barbecue). It is absolutely delicious with grilled steaks and grilled chorizo sausage. There are other uses for this distinctive garlicky sauce. It makes a fantastic marinade for chicken, pork, or vegetables.  It can be easily converted into a salad dressing with the addition of oil and vinegar, can be turned into a tasty dip, and is excellent drizzled over cheese.  The possibilities are endless, as demonstrated by this collection of recipes featuring chimichurri sauce in a wide variety of forms and formats. 

  • 01 of 08

    Chimichurri Sauce: Argentinian-style Fresh Herb Salsa and Marinade

    Chimichurri sauce is an intensely flavored garlic and herb salsa. Traditionally, it's served with steak in Argentina, but it's delicious on just about everything. This classic recipe can serve as the basis for many versatile ways to use chimichurri sauce. 

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    Chimichurri Roasted Potatoes (Papas Asadas con Chimichurri)

    Chimichurri Roasted Potatoes - Papas Asadas con Chimichurri. Marian Blazes

    This recipe couldn't be any simpler. Just toss some potato wedges with chimichurri sauce and throw them in the oven. You'll have delicious roasted potatoes in no time. They are a perfect accompaniment to a piece of grilled meat or seafood. For added flavor, you can dip the wedges into chimichurri sauce or homemade chimichurri dip at the table. 

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    Grilled Steak Sandwich with Chimichurri and Sweet Onion Salsa Criolla

    Make a delicious sandwich with grilled steak, garlicky chimichurri sauce, and sweet onion relish (salsa criolla). The salsa criolla recipe makes a large quantity so you can use it again and again. The fresh lime juice brings a citrusy tang to any meal and it's great on all kinds of sandwiches. 

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    Chimichurri Garlic Bread (Pan de Ajo con Chimichurri)

    Chimichurri Garlic Bread. Marian Blazes

    Since chimichurri sauce is made with lots of garlic, it makes a quick and easy topping for garlic bread. This delicious side will bring lots of garlicky flavor to any meal. If you have leftovers, use the bread for a sandwich or panini or cut it up and toast for croutons. 

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    Creamy Chimichurri Dip

    Creamy Chimichurri Dip. Marian Blazes

    This creamy dip has lots of garlic flavor and is great with vegetables, chips, or on sandwiches. Keep this dip in mind as a simple way to use up any leftover chimichurri sauce. 

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    Chimichurri Chicken en Croute

    Chimichurri Chicken en Croute. Marian Blazes

    For an elegant dinner option, try these chicken breasts seasoned with chimichurri sauce and baked in puff pastry. It's an unexpected combination that is sure to please and fancy enough for a dinner party. 

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    Chimichurri Quinoa Salad (Ensalada de Quinoa con Chimichurri)

    Chimichurri sauce makes a quick dressing for this quinoa salad with Mediterranean flavors. Just add the chimichurri at the end for a delicious burst of fresh, garlicky flavors. 

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    Chimichurri Potato Salad (Ensalada de Papas con Chimichurri)

    Chimichurri Potato Salad - Ensalada de Papas con Chimichurri. Marian Blazes

    Chimichurri sauce turns ordinary potato salad into the perfect side dish for grilled foods. This is an easy make-ahead potato salad that will be welcome at any summer barbeque or outdoor party.