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Cuban Chimichurri

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
    1 cup


  • 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 zest
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Grilled steak


  • Place garlic in a small food processor; cover and chop. Add the cilantro, parsley, pepper flakes and pepper; cover and process until finely chopped.
  • Add the vinegar, lime juice, soy sauce and lime zest. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Serve with steak.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 95 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 122mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • momofajj
    Sep 1, 2020

    I served this with pork tenderloin and everyone loved the flavours. I used red wine vinegar.

  • Wardsback
    Apr 20, 2020

    I am usually never negative in tone but cooking is near and dear to me. I am actually Cuban and grew up in the restaurant business. How can you call this a Cuban Chimichurri sauce if: 1) it has soy sauce 2) Chimichurri is from Argentina Give credit where credit is due. The Argentinians. Aside from that, I make a traditional Argentinian Chimichurri sauce and it’s amazing. Please stay true to the origin of things - they deserve the credit. I make it all the time for my friends and family and they love it!

  • Debbie
    Dec 3, 2017

    I was really impressed, ive made this the easy way and now this way. I like this better honestly I thought to myself soy sauce hmmm I don’t know about that but after adding all ingredient s it actually had an outstanding flavor. I had to substitute white wine vinegar only because I didn’t have white wine basalmic other then that had everything really full of flavor!!!

  • LPHJKitchen
    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
    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
    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.

  • kimbojones
    Jul 4, 2013

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  • chuckfullopunk
    Dec 28, 2011

    awesome flavor!

  • lesleigh5
    Oct 18, 2011

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

  • oribell
    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.