This Chimichurri Sauce Recipe Is So Good!
My family loves this sauce and we put it on everything… from eggs to tacos to salad to meats and the list goes on. We make a quick batch and it brightens up our favorite savory dishes throughout the week.
Benefits of Chimichurri Sauce
Cilantro and parsley both have amazing healing benefits for the body including cleansing and detoxifying properties. I’m a big believer that it’s necessary in today’s toxic world to build daily and weekly cleansing practices into your lifestyle. Including these yummy herbs is a great place to start.
For more great tips on successful cleansing check out this post.
Cilantro helps to rebalance candida in the gut, which is a fungus that when out of balance can contribute to digestive and other health challenges. Cilantro also helps to reduce inflammation in the body.
Parsley helps to reduce inflammation, provides antioxidants, and is a good source of vitamin C, K, and A. It helps to aid in digestion and has antibacterial and antifungal components.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olive oil is known to reduce inflammation and support weight loss, healthy cholesterol, and a healthy heart. Olive oil contains monounsaturated fats which are a necessary component of a healthy diet. To get the most of these healthy fatty acids use organic, extra virgin, cold-pressed olive oil.
Lemon is also known to support detoxification, weight loss, and immunity. Lemons also help to reduce inflammation and are an excellent source of vitamin C.
Garlic is anti-microbial and is essential for flavor in this sauce. It also helps to boost detoxification, immunity, heart health, and healthy blood pressure.
Good Quality Salt
Quality salt is full of important trace minerals and electrolytes necessary for many important functions in the body, including good digestion. Use pink Himalayan salt or sea salt to get the most benefit.
If you make your chimichurri in the food processor it will look more like this. Both ways are good, so try them both and see what you like best.
- You can add or substitute different fresh herbs and play with how much lemon juice you add.
- In place of citrus, some people make chimichurri with vinegar – we’ve done it with red wine vinegar with good results.
Try this chimichurri sauce recipe and all of the amazing benefits that come along with it.
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Chimichurri Sauce Recipe
Cilantro, Parsley Chimichurri Sauce
- ½ - 3/4 cup Olive oil depending on how liquid you want it
- 1 tablespoon Fresh lemon juice
- Handful of cilantro
- Big handful of parsley
- 3/4 teaspoon Himalayan or sea salt (add more to taste)
- 3 cloves Garlic
- Black pepper to taste
- In the blender, blend all ingredients until smooth and serve.
- In the food processor, combine all ingredients except olive oil.
- Pulse or blend until finely chopped.
- Transfer to a jar or container and add the olive oil to desired consistency.