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Raw Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

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Colin posted this raw foods chimichurri sauce recipe in the forum. He wrote: "Chimichurri is green sauce that's an absolute must in Argentine cuisine. Many different ingredients can be used according to personal tastes and what is available at the time, but olive oil, vinegar, garlic and herbs are considered essential ingredients when making authentic chimichurri. Argentinians use this sauce as a marinade as well as a condiment, which they spoon generously over many of their dishes."

Enjoy this chimichurri sauce with salads or vegetables.

Ingredients:

  • 120 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 120ml - Red Wine Vinegar or 90ml - Lemon Juice
  • 90ml - Water
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 120 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 120ml - Red Wine Vinegar or 90ml - Lemon Juice
  • Use 2 or more of the following herbs, your choice:
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped oregano
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped thyme
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped basil
  • 1/2 tsp chili pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp ground paprika (optional)
  • Include at least one of the following:
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 capsicum pepper
  • 1 green onion

Preparation:

Place all of the ingredients in a blender, except the olive oil and half of the water, and blend lightly. Add the olive oil and enough of the water to blend it to a smooth paste.

Cover and leave to stand for at least 2 hours at room temperature before serving.

Enjoy your raw chimichurri sauce!

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