Sunday, July 3, 2011

Cuban Chimichurri

Cilantro, Basil
Parsley & Rosemary

My summer garden is running wild with copious amounts of fresh herbs. I love this time of year, but I run out of ideas for what I should do with all this goodness. A great idea came out of the June/July 2011 issue of  "Taste of Home". Taste of Home allows home cooks to contribute recipes to their publication. Elaine Sweet from Dallas, Texas contributed this one. She says that "[t]his fresh sauce complements steak wonderfully, but try it on a burger. Your taste buds will thank you!"

Cuban Chimichurri

Prep/Total Time: 20 minutes Yield: 1 cup

  • 7 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1-1/4 cups packed fresh cilantro sprigs
  • 3/4 cup packed fresh parsley sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • grilled steak
  1. Place garlic in a small food processor; cover and chop. Add the cilantro, parsley, pepper flakes and black pepper; cover and process until finely chopped.
  2. Add the vinegar, lime juice, soy sauce and lime peel. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Serve with the grilled steak.
I really liked this sauce.  It is spicy with a taste that is clean and bright. I'm thinking that it would be fantastic on scrambled eggs or added to Mexican dishes.

Life is good - enjoy!


  1. That looks delicious Mary! I'm definitely going to try it out. I love chimichurri sauce but have never made it.

  2. Hey, I'm going to try this in the next week. What kind of steak do you recommend? I rarely cook beef and have very little experience buying good steaks for our family. Any suggestions?