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Do You Need to Know How to Make This Chimichurri Sauce?

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Chimichurri sauce is perfect with just about anything: chicken, fish, lamb, salads, roasted vegetables, wild rice, and anything else you can think of. Originating from South America, this sauce is similar to a pesto, but parsley is the base of the recipe instead of basil. Typical ingredients also include garlic, vinegar, oil, and oregano — all part of the delicious chimichurri sauce recipe below. Kids will love dipping veggies in this antioxidant-rich spread that’s also anti-inflammatory and high in vitamin A and C. Chimichurri sauce is another great way to get nutrient-dense foods into each meal!

For Gut and Refresh

Makes 1 and 1/2 cups

Chimichurri Sauce Ingredients:

1 cup packed flat-leaf parsley, stems removed

1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves

3 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped

1 small jalapeño pepper, seeds removed and chopped

2/3 cup olive oil

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

 

Directions:

Chop parsley, oregano, garlic and jalapeño (remove seeds).

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Mince them well by hand (with a very sharp knife) or add them to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the ingredients are minced.

Transfer the garlic and herb mixture to a shallow bowl (your choice of shape and size) and mix in the olive oil, vinegar, salt, and smoked paprika. Adjust seasoning to taste.

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Recipe//Frank Giglio
Photography//Jenny Nelson

 

Topics: Clean Life

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