Chimichurri Sauce

I eat a pretty simple diet and many nights prefer to have some pan fried tofu with rice. I compliment it with a chimichurri sauce, putting a nice dollop on the rice and drizzling the sauce over the tofu. Here are a few tried and true recipes that are delicious!


Variation 1 – scallions and fresh herbs

½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
¼ cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon salt
3 scallions, sliced—including the green part
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ cup chopped cilantro
¼ cup chopped parsley
1 teaspoon chopped mint

Variation 2 – roasted peppers and fresh herbs

½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
¼ cup white vinegar
¼ teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted then ground
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 ½ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup roasted red pepper, cut in small dice
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch finely chopped parsley

Variation 3 - lime and fresh herbs

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 lime - juiced
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cloves of garlic
1 bunch chopped parsley
1/2 bunch chopped basil (1/2 ounce / 3/4 cup)
1/2 bunch chopped cilantro

Variation 4 - citrus and fresh herbs

3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons lime zest
1 lime - juiced
1 lemon - juiced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 cloves of garlic - minced
3/4 cup chopped mint
3/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup chopped chives


Place all ingredients in a container and shake to combine.

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