Cuban Chimichurri Recipe
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Cuban Chimichurri Recipe

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This fresh Cuban sauce wonderfully complements steak, but pour it over a burger, and your taste buds will thank you! —Elaine Sweet, Dallas, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 7 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1-1/4 cups packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3/4 cup packed fresh parsley sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Grilled steak

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 95 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 122mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Place garlic in a small food processor; cover and chop. Add the cilantro, parsley, pepper flakes and pepper; cover and process until finely chopped.
  2. Add the vinegar, lime juice, soy sauce and lime peel. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Serve with steak. Yield: 1 cup.
Originally published as Cuban Chimichurri in Taste of Home June/July 2011, p50

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LPHJKitchen User ID: 7521213 249732
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2016

"The flavor of this sauce was amazing. It was a little spicy for my liking but my husband LOVED it. I think next time, I don't think I would change anything in the ingredients, just maybe wouldn't use as much :) We served it on grilled chicken."

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 211113
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"Very good. My husband said that this is the best sauce I've ever made. It goes great with chicken too!"

greatwithoutgluten User ID: 6330173 145183
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2013

"This recipe blew me away with flavor! It was awesome! I tried this on grilled steak and the next day on chicken. It was great on both. I used regular balsamic vinegar and gluten free soy sauce due to ingredients I had available. My husband joked he could drink the sauce it was that good! We will be making this again and soon."

chuckfullopunk User ID: 6426763 166604
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"awesome flavor!"

lesleigh5 User ID: 6116448 115861
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"Holy flavor!!! This is amazing on flank steak tacos. -Lesleigh Baden"

oribell User ID: 5755124 101390
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2011

"So delicious! I like to mix with fat free sour cream & put on everything. This is a great low calorie flavor enhancer for people watching calories. Using dark balsamic still gave it an awesome flavor. Haven't tried with the white vinegar."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 117957
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"This was excellent - a little spicy, but balanced with sweetness."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 166602
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"This was excellent - a little spicy, but balanced with sweetness."

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