Italian Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

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Lizzie Lau

This Italian Chimichurri Sauce Recipe (also known as salsa verde) is good on meat, fish, chicken, vegetables.  It is so good, that even people (Mom) who claim not to like capers couldn’t get enough of it.  We’ve eaten it on grilled mahi, grilled steak, roasted potatoes, and I’m sure we’ll come up with more dishes that benefit from a generous scoop of this lovely sauce.

Yield: 2 cups

Italian Chimichurri Sauce

italian chimichurri sauce aka salsa verde

A delicious salsa verde that can be served with meat, seafood, and vegetables.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup EVOO
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 cups Italian flat leaf parsley
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup capers
  • 1 pinch cayenne


    1. Finely chop the parsley.
    2. Mince or crush the garlic.
    3. Drain and finely chop the capers.
    4. Combine all ingredients and mix well.


Make this in advance so the flavors meld.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 273mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
italian chimichurri sauce aka salsa verde

I adapted this Italian Chimichurri Sauce Recipe from a Fresh20 recipe.  My sister bought the gluten free Fresh 20 meal plan, and she bought my Dad the vegetarian one.  Last summer we collaborated on a lot of dinners by just doubling up the ingredients so that there was enough food for 8 of us.  Everything we made from their meal plans was delicious.

Italian Chimichurri on Mahi Mahi with Kale Salad

Italian Chimichurri on Mahi Mahi with Kale Salad

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15 thoughts on “Italian Chimichurri Sauce Recipe”

  1. Chimichurri is my favorite sauce I use it with a lot of things not only over streak but for garnishing empanadas, so yummy!

  2. Thanks! I made it the other day and we ate it on shrimp, rice and broccoli. Last night we finished it off on salmon and mashed potatoes. Everyone I've made it for loves it.

  3. Hi Lizzie! I found you at Jam Hands Wonderful Wednesday. I LOVE traditional chimichurri sauces. This idea of Italian style is amazing! I can not wait to try it. Thank you for posting it at the party. Pinning!

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