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Smoky red chimichurri sauce

Use this sauce to baste meats while grilling or barbecuing. It is a twist on the traditional Green Chimichurri Sauce and different enough to warrant it's own recipe.
Course Basting Sauce, Condiment
Cuisine South American
Keywords Chimichurri Sauce, Smoky Red Chimichurri Sauce
Cooking Method fresh chopping
Hot/Cold Dish Either
Prep Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings as a condiment
Author jughandle

What You Will Need:

  • 6 cloves garlic - pressed or chopped
  • 2 shallots - chopped, well-rinsed
  • ½ cup olive oil - EVOO
  • 1/4 Cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley - chopped or cilantro or a combination
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp red chile - sweet ground such as New Mexico powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt - more or less to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin - or not

Equipment Needed:

  • Food Processor or Sharp knife


  • Chop all your fresh herbs, onions and chiles either on the bench or in a processor
  • Place all the chopped and dry ingredients except the salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Stir in the olive oil, vinegar, then salt and pepper to taste
  • Taste and adjust seasonings.
  • Use immediately or refrigerate. If you refrigerated it, warm to room temperature before serving.
  • Can easily keep for a few days or longer


Also try substituting cilantro, watercress, or arugula for the parsley or oregano. - jug


Nutrition Facts
Smoky red chimichurri sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 444mg19%
Potassium 120mg3%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1180IU24%
Vitamin C 9.2mg11%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.