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Cuban Chimichurri Recipe

Cuban Chimichurri Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Cuban Chimichurri

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LPHJKitchen 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 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 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 166604
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"awesome flavor!"

lesleigh5 115861
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

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

oribell 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 117957
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

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

aug2295 166602
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

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

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