Recipe: Cilantro Chimichurri

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! I wanted to pop on to share a great new recipe I tried last night for dinner. I made steak, zucchini casserole, and baked sweet potatoes and wanted something new to add to our steaks. I was researching yesterday on what Chimichurri is and what key ingredients you use to make it and then I made a version of my own and thought I would share with you all.

Chimichurri originated in Argentina and is basically an uncooked sauce to add to meat or vegetables. The key ingredients to make this sauce normally included parsley, red wine vinegar, minced garlic, oregano, olive oil, and red pepper flakes. There is a red or a green sauce version and I decided to make a green sauce and make the key ingredient cilantro. There are several versions of this on Pinterest and decided to make my own.

I enjoyed the Chimichurri over my steak with onions & peppers and Reed preferred his on the vegetables only and didn’t like it as much on the steak. However you want to add it, it’s a great addition to your meal.

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients & How to make:

-1 bunch of fresh cilantro

-1 1/2 cup of olive oil

-salt & pepper to taste

-1/2 cup of red wine vinegar

-3 gloves of garlic

-1 or 2 green onions (I used 2)

-a couple teaspoons of oregano

-a couple teaspoons of parsley chopped

-a sprinkle of red pepper flakes

-one squeeze of a fresh lime

-a sprinkle of pine nuts for a crunch

-combine all ingredients to a food processor or blender and mix well. If you would like this chunky or more like a pesto consistency that is totally up to you!

* you can use less or more of any ingredient* you can take out the pine nuts as well, I just added them for a crunch

I plated the chimchurri over steak with onions & peppers!

Enjoy! Xo Tesla

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