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
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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 tablespoons equals 95 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 122 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g 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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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!"

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."

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"awesome flavor!"

Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

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

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."

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