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Homemade Chimichurri Sauce

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Chimichurri is one of my favourite sauces to serve with steak, grilled chicken, baked fish or with roasted low-carb vegetables. It's a great way to add healthy fats and flavour to any meals when you follow a keto diet.

I prefer to blend mine but you can keep it chunky by simply chopping all of the ingredients with a knife. You can use it to make a simple dressing by combining it with some healthy mayonnaise.

It takes just 5 minutes to make and you can keep it in a sealed jar in the fridge for at least a week, maybe two. If you need to store it for longer, pour it in an ice tray and freeze until set. Once set, empty the ice cubes in a container or a freezer bag and keep frozen for 3 months. When you want to use it, let it defrost at room temperature or in the fridge.

This chimichurri sauce recipe makes 4 generous (1/4 cup) servings or up to 8 smaller (2-tbsp) servings. Enjoy!

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Serving size 1/4 cup/ 60 ml

Allergy information for Homemade Chimichurri Sauce

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 1/4 cup/ 60 ml)

Net carbs2.9 grams
Protein0.8 grams
Fat27.2 grams
Calories262 kcal
Calories from carbs 4%, protein 1%, fat 95%
Total carbs4.6 gramsFiber1.8 gramsSugars0.2 gramsSaturated fat3.8 gramsSodium585 mg(25% RDA)Magnesium16 mg(4% RDA)Potassium185 mg(9% EMR)

Ingredients (makes about 1 cup/ 240 ml)

  • 1 bunch fresh parsley (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano (15 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 smal red chile pepper
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (120 ml/ 4 fl oz)
  • 1 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 black pepper, or to taste


  1. Wash the herbs and pat dry, or place in a salad spinner. Cut the chile pepper in half and remove the seeds, and then slice. Peel and slice the garlic. Homemade Chimichurri Sauce
  2. Place roughly chopped parsley (or at least roughly chop the stalks) and oregano leaves, sliced chile pepper, sliced garlic, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Homemade Chimichurri Sauce
  3. Pulse until smooth or chunky — whatever you prefer. Homemade Chimichurri Sauce
  4. Store in the fridge in a sealed jar for 1 to 2 weeks. Homemade Chimichurri Sauce

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1/4 cup/ 60 ml)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Parsley, fresh (spices)
0.5 g0.5 g0.1 g5 kcal
Oregano, fresh
1 g0 g0 g9 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.9 g0.2 g0 g4 kcal
Peppers, chile (chili), fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Wine vinegar
0 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g27 g239 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.3 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Total per serving, 1/4 cup/ 60 ml
2.9 g0.8 g27.2 g262 kcal

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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (6)

Can I substitute red wine vinegar with ACV or would it make a difference to the taste?

Yes you can! It won't make a big difference in taste.

Try adding some cilantro or use it instead of some of the parsley, it's even better.... unless you're one of these who can't stand the flavor. My mother in law says it tastes like soap but I don't taste that at all! 😊

Thank you Bethany, what a wonderful suggestion!

I LOVE chimichurri! Do you think it would work with avocado oil, have you tried that?

I think you could but it depends on the brand. I found some to have a very strong taste and that may not be ideal for this sauce. It's a healthy option so it's only about the taste 😊