I got a little spunky today with my herbs. My oregano is OUT OF CONTROL already! I am constantly looking for creative ways to incorporate it into recipes. (Kind of like my Kale). Today, I found some lovely organic Parsley and Cilantro, and the wheels got turning. What I came up with was a Chimichurri sauce to go with some grilled chicken.
What is Chimichurri you ask?
Chimichurri is a traditional sauce from Argentina. It is based on finely minced herbs, garlic, vinegar and oil. It can be used as a topping, or as a marinade. (I like it on top of grilled meats personally).
This recipe is a great jumping point for modifications. Use your imagination, add lemon juice, onion, tomato, or mix up the herbs used and their proportions to find a combination that you like the most.
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) contains extremely high amounts of Vitamin K (1366% DV), high amounts of Vitamin A, C, and Mineral Iron.
Medicinally Parsley has the benefits of...
Oregano (Origanum vulgare) contains high amounts of Vitamin A (1933 IU, 39%DV) , Vitamin K (218% DV), Vitamin E, Folate and B6, and Minerals Iron (12.3mg, 68%DV), Manganese (65% DV), Calcium (44% DV), Magnesium, Potassium and Copper.
Medicinally, Oregano has the benefits of…
Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum), also known as Coriander Leaves and Chinese Parsley, contains high amounts of Vitamin A (1889 IU, 38%DV), Vitamin K (109% DV), Vitamin C and in smaller amounts minerals Manganese and Potassium.
Medicinally, Cilantro has the benefits of…
Garlic (Allium sativum) is an indispensable culinary herb that not only ads great depth of flavor, but also provides high amounts of B vitamins and Vitamin C, Mineral Manganese and lower amounts of Minerals Copper, Selenium, Phosphorus and Iron.
Medicinally Garlic has the benefits of...
Olive Oil provides Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Iron, Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9.
FINELY minced all the herbs and put into a bowl. Smash and mince the garlic cloves and add to the herbs. Mix in the salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, vinegar and oil. Mix thoroughly, and let sit for minimum 2 hours. Serve on meat of choice, tacos, salads (makes a good salad dressing), etc…
Will last for 1 week in the refrigerator.