Easy Chimichurri Recipe {ONLY 9 CALORIES}

Easy Chimichurri Recipe

This Easy Chimichurri Recipe is great on steaks, veggies, just about anything… And it’s only 9 calories!

In this article you will learn how to make the best chimichurri recipe, so you can enjoy this green parsley sauce for steak, and all your favorite savory meals.

Easy Chimichurri Recipe

Question: What is Chimichurri Sauce?

Answer: Chimichuri sauce is a parsley and garlic based sauce / marinade / topping most often used in Argentine recipes. You’ll often find recipes for Chimichurri steak sauce in Argentine recipes, but for my vegan pals… check out the Cauliflower Steaks below, this Argentine Chimichurri recipe is wonderful on them!

This Easy Chimichurri Recipe is just 9 calories, and has NO OIL!

Easy Chimichurri Recipe

To make this chimichurri recipe easy, we’ve supplied you with a printable recipe card, shopping list, nutrition label and more.

This simple chimichurri recipe can be made in a blender or food processor, and you’ll learn how to make it in the helpful “how to” guide.

Easy Chimichurri Recipe

From a shopping list, to a printable/sharable recipe card… We’ve made this chimichurri sauce easy with the following helpful sections.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Homemade Chimichurri Ingredients (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Easy Chimichurri Sauce
  • Easy Chimichurri Sauce Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Argentine Chimichurri Recipe

Take a screen shot on your phone of the shopping list, so you have it handy the next time you go to the store. And email yourself the recipe card (or print it!) so you have it at your fingertips the next time you want to make this Easy Chimichurri Recipe.

You can use this recipe for parsley garlic sauce to make a chimichurri marinade, or use it to top your steaks and veggies with. It’s such a flavorful and versatile recipe!

Up next, a shopping list for our Low Calorie, Easy Chimichurri Recipe…

Homemade Chimichurri Ingredients

Chimichurri sauce ingredients vary depending on the recipe. This classic (less the massive amounts of oil) Argentine chimichurri recipe honors the traditional recipe in a healthy new way.

Many green steak sauce recipes will include cilantro and omit the peppers, but we wanted to honor the traditional chimichurri ingredients and stick to the basics in this easy recipe.

Easy Chimichurri Recipe

Note: If you do not like spicy food you can omit the red chili pepper. And if you were looking for cilantro parsley chimichurri sauce simply swap 1/2 of the parsley for cilantro and skip the red chili pepper.

Shopping List for Parsley Chimichurri Sauce:

  • Parsley
  • Red chili pepper¬†
  • Garlic
  • Oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • Paprika
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Lime

Special Tip: You can find the measurements in the recipe card below. There, you can choose how many servings of Easy Chimichurri Recipe you want to make and it will do all the measurement math for you!

Traditional Argentine chimichurry parsley sauces have a bit of a kick, thanks to the red chili pepper. But you can omit it if you are sensitive to spicy food. It’s still a wonderful and flavorful parsley steak sauce without it.

Up next, how to make Chimichurri in a blender or food processor…

How to Make Easy Chimichurri Sauce

It’s easy to make this Argentine chimichurry sauce, especially since we make the entire thing in a food processor or blender.

Some recipes call for chopping all the ingredients (which you can absolutely do if you don’t have a food processor) but we wanted to give you an extra easy Chimichurri sauce.

Easy Chimichurri Recipe

Note: If you don’t have a high speed blender, use a food processor, and if you don’t have either, just finely chop all the ingredients and add to a bowl. Marinate just as the directions state, and you’ll have a super yummy (chunky!) parsley garlic sauce.

How to Make Homemade Chimichurri Sauce:

  1. Add the parsley, chili, garlic cloves, oregano, salt, pepper and paprika to a high speed blender or food processor.
  2. Pulse until it’s as smooth as you can get it, then add in the red wine vinegar and the lime juice and pulse a bit more until you reach the desired consistency. If needed, add in water one tablespoon at a time to reach desired consistency.
  3. Transfer to a medium bowl, cover and let rest in the fridge for 1-24 hours to marinate, the longer the better.

Special Tip: You can find the directions, measurements, ingredients, nutrition and more in the recipe card below. We have combined all the helpful information above in one sharable recipe card!

If you’re looking for healthy recipes to add this Argentine chimichurri recipe to, see below in the “What to Read Next” section. We’ve added a few low calorie recipes that go wonderful with this green parsley sauce!

Up next, a sharable recipe card for this Chimichurri Sauce…

Easy Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

This Easy Chimichurri Sauce Recipe is just 9 calories per tablespoon and has NO OIL in the recipe.

To keep this parsley garlic sauce flavorful and low calorie, we took out all of the oil and leaned on the garlic and red peppers to kick up the flavor. What you end up with is a perfect and yummy Argentine chicmichurri sauce that you’ll want to add to everything. And it’s so healthy, you can!

Be sure to keep scrolling for a nutrition label and several recipes to use this yummy homemade chimichurri sauce with.

Easy Chimichurri Recipe

Low Calorie Chimichurri Sauce Recipe (NO OIL)

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This easy Chimichurri Sauce Recipe is just 9 calories per tablespoon!
We made this homemade chimichurri with NO OIL to cut the calories and fat, without sacrificing flavor. So you can enjoy this amazing Argentine chimichurri recipe without ruining your diet.
Now you can make a simple chimichurri recipe fast and easy in a food processor or blender, thanks to this healthy, low calorie recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Marinating Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Side Dish, topping
Cuisine Argentine
Servings 8 servings
Calories 9 kcal

Equipment

  • blender or food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup parsley leaves packed
  • 1 red chili pepper deseeded
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • Juice on 1/2 lime

Instructions
 

  • Add the parsley, chili, garlic cloves, oregano, salt, pepper and paprika to a high speed blender or food processor.
  • Pulse until it’s as smooth as you can get it, then add in the red wine vinegar and the lime juice and pulse a bit more until you reach the desired consistency. If needed, add in water one tablespoon at a time to reach desired consistency.
  • Transfer to a medium bowl, cover and let rest in the fridge for 1-24 hours to marinate, the longer the better.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespoonCalories: 9kcalCarbohydrates: 1.6gProtein: 0.4gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 152mgPotassium: 66mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 0.2gCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Side Dish, spices, topping
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Up next… Nutrition and Calories in Argentine Chimichurri Recipes

Nutrition and Calories in Argentine Chimichurri Recipe

Most chimichurri recipes are packed full of oil, not at all healthy! We omitted all the oil and leaned on the yummy flavors of the parsley and garlic to make this fantastic steak and veggie sauce.

We’ve included several recipes to use this healthy chimichurri sauce on in the next section… so be sure to keep scrolling!

Easy Chimichurri Recipe

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