5-Minute Chimichurri Sauce

5 from 5 votes
This chimichurri sauce is bright, herby, zingy and refreshing! Made in 5-minutes with 7 simple ingredients. Drizzle it over crispy potatoes, and your other favourite roasted veggies. Or, toss into salads, pasta salads and buddha bowls to add flavour and brightness to any dish.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
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May 13, 2021 (Last updated Aug 1, 2023) by Hannah Sunderani

5-Minute Chimichurri Sauce

This chimichurri sauce is SO easy to make. It takes just 5 minutes to make, and requires just 7 wholesome ingredients. It’s bright, herby, zingy and refreshing! Drizzle it over crispy potatoes, and your other favourite roasted veggies like vegan cauliflower steaks. Or, toss into salads, pasta salads and buddha bowls to add flavour and brightness to any dish. 

This is a must-have plant-based sauce that is so versatile. I make it weekly in our home and I know you’re going to love this easy recipe as much as we do.

So, let me tell you exactly how to make this easy chimichurri sauce! 

chimichurri recipe

Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

This chimichurri sauce recipe is:

  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Bright and zingy
  • fresh and herby
  • easy to make
  • ready in 5 minutes
  • requires just 7 ingredients

What to serve chimichurri sauce with?

Chimichurri is a delicious sauce to elevate any dish. Try adding it to grilled tofu skewers, cauliflower steaks, or my personal favourite – topped on crispy smashed potatoes. There are so many options for pairing this delicious sauce with. In fact, this article from Brit.co offers some delicious inspo for what to serve chimichurri sauce with (not all vegan, however).

smashed potatoes

What is chimichurri sauce?

Chimichurri is an Argentinian recipe, traditionally served alongside grilled meat, but it’s also delicious on grilled vegetables. I find it really similar to pesto, in fact. But instead of using pine nuts and parmesan, it calls on vinegar for a more zingy sauce. 

We absolutely love to make up a batch of this sauce, especially in the summertime when there is an abundance of fresh herbs. It effortlessly brightens and lightens your dishes.

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Make this easy 5-minute chimichurri sauce recipe with my on my Youtube cooking show! Best served with my 4-Ingredient Crispy Smashed Potatoes!

How to make chimichurri sauce:

This is an easy to make 5-minute chimichurri sauce recipe! The ingredients are minimal and it comes together effortlessly.

First, it’s ideal to chop the parsley into very fine pieces. I like to use a food processor to finely chop my parsley, but you can also do this by hand. 

how to make chimichurri sauce

Add the finely chopped parsley to a small bowl with the olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, onion, oregano, sea salt, chili flakes and pepper. And mix together.

And that’s it! I told you this recipe was easy to make! 

How to store chimichurri sauce: 

I like to keep this sauce stored in the fridge in an airtight container. It will keep for up to 3 days.

The olive oil in this recipe, however, will harden when in the fridge. So, bring back to room temperature before serving for optimal texture.

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So there we have it. A very easy recipe for how to make chimichurri sauce. Use it to elevate any dish with herby and zingy flavour! I highly encourage you to try it on my crispy smashed potatoes. I’m sure you’re going to love making up a batch of this sauce in the summertime when fresh herbs are plentiful! 

If you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I truly love hearing from you, and I’m always here to answer any questions you might have. And of course, tag me on Instagram with your pictures using the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.

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5-minute Chimichurri Sauce

5 from 5 votes
This chimichurri sauce is bright, herby, zingy and refreshing! Made in 5-minutes with 7 simple ingredients. Drizzle it over crispy potatoes, and your other favourite roasted veggies. Or, toss into salads, pasta salads and buddha bowls to add flavour and brightness to any dish.
chimichurri sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Serves 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 cup parsley leaves tightly packed
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1.5 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic very finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp red onion very finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • pinch chili flakes
  • pinch ground pepper

Instructions

  • Chop the parsley leaves until very finely chopped. Then add the chopped parsley to a small bowl with the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, onion, oregano, sea salt, chili flakes and pepper. Place to the side. 

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Notes

Try serving this chimichurri sauce with my Crispy Smashed Potatoes.
Recipe will keep for up to 3 days. Store in the fridge in an air-tight container. Bring back to room temperature before serving.
For this recipe I used curly parsley leaves, but flat-leaf parsley also works. Both have been tested.
Nutritional information is a rough estimate. 

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Nutrition

Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 300mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1272IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. This is my favorite & best chimichurri sauce. I love to eat it with crispy potatoes. It goes with anything! Have eaten it with fish too. I love how I can also add more onion or more oil to it if I want. Very versatile!

    • Hi Shannon! Yes, chili flakes are the same as red pepper flakes or crushed red pepper flakes. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

  2. This herb sauce is amazing! It’s so fresh and perfect with your smash potatoes, I can’t wait to try it with your oven baked potatoes. My husband doesn’t usually like fresh parsley that much but he absolutely loved this sauce!! We love it!