Chimichurri Sauce

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This fresh and healthy sauce is a wonderful accompaniment to steak, chicken, or hamburgers. This sauce is also a delicious dip for challah.

  • 4-6 ServingsServings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup parsley leaves, washed and dried
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, washed and dried
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, washed and dried or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 green onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • pinch of cayenne (optional)

Preparation

Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Place the sauce in a glass or pottery container, cover and refrigerate for 2-6 hours (this will allow the flavors to develop). Remove from fridge about half an hour before using. This sauce will keep for up to one week.

Note:

This is so delicious we suggest making a double batch.