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A recipe for grilling season: Chimichurri

Blaire Benson

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As grilling season approaches, we love this chimichurri sauce as a marinade on the BBQ. Made with fresh parsley and oregano, this easy recipe is a perfect addition to your next cookout!


  • 1 cup firmly packed fresh flat leaf parsley, trimmed of thick stems
  • 3 - 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsps fresh oregano leaves (or substitute with 2 teaspoons dried oregano)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsps red or white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Finely chop the parsley, fresh oregano and garlic (or pulse in a food processor several times) and place in a small bowl.
  2. Stir in olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Adjust seasoning. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
  3. If chilled, return to room temperature before serving. It can be kept for up to two days.

Serves 4