Chimichurri is a piquant sauce or marinade traditionally used on grilled meat, typically containing parsley, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, and flakes of chili pepper. It is traditionally used in South American and Mexican cooking. [source] Now, my recipe has most of those ingredients however when I created this Mint Chimichurri, I just blended everything together and didn’t know what it was called! It was a simple kitchen improv experiment. My Mint Chimichurri can be added to veggies, rice or pastas for an extra flavor boost (see “how to” below)!
Mint Chimichurri Ingredients
- ¼ cup mint leaves (loosely packed)
- ¼ cup parsley leaves (loosely packed)
- 2 large garlic cloves
- ½ small red onion (size of a baseball), roughly chopped
- ¼ cup of water
- 1 tbsp coconut oil (optional)
- 1 pinch of salt & pepper
Makes about ½ cup
Mint Chimichurri Instructions
- All of the ingredients to a food processor. Blend until smooth.
How to Cook with the Chimichuri
- In a pot or pan, add a bit of coconut oil or olive oil.
- Add the Mint Chimichuri and saute for a few minutes.
- Now add the veggie or rice (or whatever using).