Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"The sauce to meat is ceremony." -William Shakespeare

The refrigerator light goes on...

I had a great chimichurri sauce while traveling recently, and the key to the one that I tasted was the fresh oregano. I have had chimichurri from time to time through the years, but this was the best I have had. The real key is the fresh oregano. You can do this with dried oregano, but the fresh is really worth it.

This is a pretty mild version, so if you like yours spicier, add another jalapeno (or two). Chimichurri is a bold flavor, so you will need something with a fairly bold flavor to pair it with, like salmon, pork, or flank steak.



Chimichurri Sauce

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 Tablespoon

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers. Use it on sandwiches!

Chimichurri Sauce, a recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 medium red jalapeno pepper
  • 1 cup fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 2 Tbsp fresh oregano

Place the garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, salt and honey in a mini chopper or blender.

Process until smooth.

Add the jalapeno and pulse until the pepper is cut into a small dice.

Add the parsley and oregano and pulse until the greens are a coarse dice.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 Tablespoon

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 80 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7g 11%
    Saturated Fat 1g 4%
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 154mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 4g <1%
    Dietary Fiber <1g 3%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 26% Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 4% Iron 7%
Vitamin K 253 mcg Potassium 126 mg
Magnesium 12 mg