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Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce

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In this Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce, fresh cilantro, parsley and oregano makes for a fun, fresh twist on a classic sauce. Green onion, fresh garlic and oregano make for a flavorful grilling sauce. This sauce is beautiful, glossy and delicious with anything grilled - steak, chicken, seafood or vegetables - you name it!
Course condiments
Cuisine Argentina
Keyword chimichurri, cilantro, condiment, grilled, sauce
Prep Time 5 mins
Additional Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 10 servings
Calories 102
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 3/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons oregano leaves
  • 4 green onions light and dark green parts, sliced
  • 2 to 4 cloves peeled fresh garlic depending on sized
  • 2 pinches kosher salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar


  • A mini food processor is great for chopping up all the garlic and herbs. Simply add 3/4 cup of cilantro leaves and 1/4 cup parsley leaves (that have been washed and patted or spun dry) with 2 tablespoons fresh oregano (about 4 short stems), 2 to 4 cloves of garlic, depending on their sized, into your food processor. Secure the lid and pulse until coarsely chopped. Then add in the sliced onion and pulse until finely chopped.
  • Alternatively, this can be finely chopped by hand.
  • Add the chopped mixture to a bowl, then measure and add in the salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, olive oil and vinegar. Stir to combine.
  • Taste and adjust salt, if needed.
  • Store in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid in the refrigerator until ready to use.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 287IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg