Chimichurri Sauce

June/July 2006, EatingWell Serves Two

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Chimichurri sauce is a tangy herbal accompaniment that can liven up any meat or poultry dish.

"Amazing! I want to eat this sauce with everything!! You've got to try it. "
Chimichurri Sauce

Makes: 1/2 cup

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  • 1 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves, (1/2-1 bunch)
  • 1 small clove garlic, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper, or cayenne pepper


  1. Chop parsley and garlic together on a cutting board until the parsley is finely minced. Transfer to a medium bowl, add vinegar, oil, salt and chipotle (or cayenne) pepper; stir to combine.


Per 2-tablespoon serving: 49 calories; 5 g fat (1 g sat, 4 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 149 mg sodium; 88 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (35% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv).

Exchanges: 1 fat

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