This vegan chimichurri sauce is a flavor powerhouse that instantly improves everything you put it on. Fresh parsley and cilantro is mixed with garlic, vinegar and olive oil to create the perfect condiment.
The recipe comes together in a matter of minutes and has so many uses. Make up a batch and keep it in the fridge and you'll find all sorts of uses for it.
This chimichurri sauce is great when used as a condiment for grilled proteins and vegetables, as a marinade for tofu, drizzled over vegetables, with rice and other grains, or simply as a dip for bread.
Table of Contents
- parsley - this is the star of the show. We prefer to use flat leaf parsley, but substituted curly parsley once and it was fine so if that's all you have it will work.
- nutritional yeast - this is option, but we love that savory/earthy taste that it adds
- apple cider vinegar - you could substitute with red wine vinegar
- cilantro - if you don't like cilantro skip it and add extra parsley instead
Step By Step Instructions
This recipe comes together very quickly and easily.
Add the garlic and red onion to a food processor and pulse until they're cut in nice small pieces.
Then go ahead and add the parsley, cilantro, vinegar, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper to the food processor and blend stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
With the processor running, drizzle in the olive oil until smooth and the oil is thoroughly combined.
Transfer to a bowl and use as you see fit.
Frequently Asked Questions
It's a traditional condiment used in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Most often served with grilled dishes.
Absolutely! We freeze it in an ice cube tray and then transfer to a freezer back. Then when you want to use it, just defrost a few cubes in the microwave. This is a great flavor shortcut.
Storing and Freezing
Vegan chimichurri sauce keeps well in the fridge for up to 4 days in an air tight container.
It also freezes really well. I like to freeze it in ice cube trays and then pop out and store in a freezer bag. When you want to use some pop in the microwave to defrost.