Creamy Homemade Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

I have crossed over to the dark side, ya'll. Let me explain. So, since I have been blogging, well, actually for over 4 years now, I had not eaten red meat whatsoever. If you may or may not know, I briefly blogged in 2013 about the "Eat for your Blood Type Diet" (here), which discusses understanding specific foods geared towards your particular blood type. I circled back around to this in 2016, after donating blood and remembered that I am Blood Type O, which if you recall, requires certain enzymes only found in red meat. I thought to be experimental and add beef into my diet, only on a 1x per month basis. I was surprised to learn that after 4 years of no meat, I had no adverse reactions. Of course, I stuck with farm-raised/organic beef and please, no pork on my fork! Let's not get carried away... But my bowels moved pretty smoothly (sorry - I like to discuss colon health). It is still too soon to tell what I feel overall, but I have been enjoying the occasional steak and burger.

Now that I have gotten my long-winded disclaimer out of the way, I wanted to share a chimichurri sauce I created to top my delicious grilled steak with. Yummers! If you are reading this and you know me, like know me, know me, you know that I am an avid SAUCE fanatic! I love a good homemade sauce, but just sauces in general, because I'm saucy! haha!!

Moving right along, this sauce is super easy to make and it freezes pretty well. Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 bunch of Parsley
  • 1 bunch of Cilantro
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 3 Green Onions
  • 3 Tbs of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp of Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Seasonings: Red Pepper Flakes, Garlic Salt, Garlic Powder, Black Pepper, Oregano, Cumin (sorry guys, no exact measurements, as I measure to taste - you should do the same. Don't go overboard!)
Simply place all of your ingredients into a food processor (or blender) and pulse away until it reaches a smooth consistency. You can add more Olive Oil to get it really creamy. Only use what you need and of course, you can freeze the rest. Just think of yourself in a Brazilian Steakhouse (if you enjoy that sort of thing)!

So this sauce, is obviously VEGAN, but I do not want to think of anything vegan that would be good to top it off with. If you do eat meat, aside from beef, you can find some delicious shrimp and chicken recipes to top this chimichurri sauce with.