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.
- 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
- 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!