Chef John’s Chimichurri Sauce



  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped, or more to taste
  • 3 Tbs white wine vinegar, or more to taste
  • ½ tsp salt, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • ¼ cup fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 bunch flat-leaf Italian parsley, stems removed


  1. Combine oil, garlic, vinegar, salt, cumin, red pepper flakes, black pepper, cilantro, oregano, and parsley in a blender.
  2. Pulse blender 2 to 3 times; scrape down the sides using a rubber spatula. Repeat pulsing and scraping process until a thick sauce forms, about 12 times.
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