Chimichurri sauce is a simple concoction of fresh herbs and garlic - a cross between a sauce and a condiment. Traditionally, chimichurri is served with grilled meats as part of the Argentinian asado (or barbecue), and it is absolutely delicious with grilled steaks and grilled chorizo sausage. There are other uses for this distinctive garlicky sauce, however. 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. It makes a nice dip, and is excellent drizzled over cheese. The possibilities are endless, as demonstrated by this collection of recipes featuring chimichurri.
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Chimichurri sauce is an intensely flavored garlic and herb salsa. It's served with steak in Argentina, but it's delicious on just about everything.
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Toss some potato wedges with chimichurri sauce and throw them in the oven - you'll have delicious roasted potatoes in no time.
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A delicious sandwich of grilled steak, garlicky chimichurri sauce, and sweet onion relish (salsa criolla).
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Since chimichurri sauce is made with lots of garlic, it makes a quick and easy topping for garlic bread.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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This creamy dip has lots of garlic flavor and is great with vegetables, chips, or on sandwiches.
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Chicken breasts seasoned with chimichurri sauce and baked in puff pastry - an elegant dinner.
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Chimichurri sauce makes a quick dressing for this quinoa salad with Mediterranean flavors.
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Chimichurri sauce turns ordinary potato salad into the perfect side dish for grilled foods.