Looking to add a fresh kick to your weekly meal prep? Simple sauces are a great way to make your boring, mundane diet routine come alive again. This basic chimichurri sauce takes less than five minutes to make and adds a small amount of healthy fats to your dish. Works great on keto, or to pair with your favorite a Trifecta la carte proteins and classic meals.
How to Make Chimichurri Sauce
Your going to need the following fresh ingredients:
- Fresno pepper or red pepper flakes
- Red wine vinegar
- Olive oil
- Black pepper
The quality of your ingredients is key for this recipe. Opt for fresh herbs and seasonings to keep the flavors vibrant!
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Sharp Knife
- Cutting board
Mince your shallots, garlic and Fresno pepper into small dice, as consistent as possible.
Add to a medium sized mixing bowl and stir to combine. Add the oil and vinegar.
If you decide to use red pepper flakes instead of Fresno peppers, add them to the shallots and mix with the rest of the ingredients.
Wash and pat dry your fresh herbs. Remove most of the thick portion of the bottom stem. Cut and mix in a separate bowl or Tupperware from the shallot mix.
Whenever you’re ready to use the sauce, mix the shallot and herb mix together in a separate third separate bowl, only using the amount you’ll need for that serving. The herbs should keep fresh in the fridge for a week. Feel free to add a small amount of oil to the herbs - this will preserve them further.
Season with black pepper to taste.
Tips From the Chef
Adding the vinegar too early can cause your herbs to brown and makes the appearance of the chimichurri dull.
If you plan on using this sauce throughout the week, store your shallots, Fresno peppers/pepper flakes, oil, and vinegar in a separate container from the fresh herbs. Then when ready blend everything together.
Serve this With
This sauce pairs perfectly with most proteins - especially chicken and steak! Here are some of our favorite ways to use it:
- On top of our Trifecta flat iron steak.
- Top your salmon cakes with it.
- Add to your basic surf and turf dinner.
- Toss your shrimp in it and serve with stir-fry veggies over rice.
Or add this sauce to your weekly keto meal prep to add a serving of healthy fats and take the flavor up a notch!