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January 31, 2021  —  Written by Chris 

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So many diets out there, it’s so nice when you come across something that is safe for just about all of them. Chimichurri is one such thing.

Chimichurri is a condiment made with fresh herbs, garlic, and olive oil (and a few other things) that is amazing on meats and vegetables alike. I add fresh watercress to mine because I think it makes it just that much more delicious (my grandfather passed a deep love for watercress onto me – it’s just the best), though you can forego if you’d rather and just up the parsley.

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5 from 2 votes

Watercress Chimichurri

A peppery play on the classic, this fresh condiment is an amazing addition to just about any roasted or grilled meat or vegetable.
Course: Condiments
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup olive oil fruity, extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp red chili flake or 2 tsp fresh chopped red chili
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped parsley fresh
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped watercress fresh
  • coarse salt
  • coarse black pepper

Instructions

  • Warm the olive oil in a pan until it just starts to show tiny bubbles. Pour the hot oil over the garlic, chili, and oregano. Let cool, then mix with the remaining ingredients, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

What’s your take? Have you had chimichurri before? What’s your favorite way to use it? I’m a big fan, and I think the watercress here really makes it pop. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

What do you think?

  1. Maria says:

    5 stars
    Love it !

  2. Lagigi says:

    5 stars
    love it!

  3. Jennifer says:

    How long will this keep? I’m excited to try it.

  4. Natalie says:

    Looks great- how long does it keep for and should it be stored in the fridge?

  5. Chelsey says:

    Can you suggest a substitute for watercress? It’s not my fave ????

  6. Mari-Ann Russell says:

    Printed and will try it tomorrow. Thanks!

  7. Erin says:

    Love the garlic heating tip here! Looks like a great recipe, excited to try!

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