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Creamy Chimichurri Sauce

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Chimichurri sauce in a jar

Prep

5 minutes

Yield

12

This delicious creamy spin on a classic chimichurri sauce is so good you'll want to put it on everything!

Chimichurri sauce is an uncooked sauce that is used as an ingredient in recipes, or as a condiment. It’s found in Argentinian and Uruguayan cuisines, and it’s so damn delicious! This version I made is a little different than the traditional chimichurri recipes you’ll find as I’ve used cashews to make it creamy (and more protein-rich).

Chimichurri sauce being poured into a jar

Why you’ll love this chimichurri sauce:

  • Creamy: I love a good creamy sauce to put on wraps and sandwiches, and this one adds so much flavor
  • Versatile: Seriously, put this on ANYTHING! It’s so good.
  • Quick: Make this chimichurri in just 5-minutes. That’s it!

Ingredient Notes:

Herbs: The key ingredient to a good chimichurri sauce is the fresh herbs. This is what makes the sauce POP! You can use parsley OR cilantro here. Or if you’re feeling crazy, a mix of both, plus oregano. DO NOT swap these for dried herbs instead.

Cashews: The cashews are unique to this recipe and add a pop of protein and nutritional value. Cashews are often used in sauces to get that creamy consistency without adding cream, or dairy products.

Chimichurri sauce being blended

How to make chimichurri sauce:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Adjust seasoning to taste!
  4. Enjoy this crema with tacos, chips, salads or anything you desire!
Chimichurri sauce in a jar

Expert Tips & FAQ:

What can I use instead of cashews? Instead of cashews, feel free to use almonds or avocado! 

Herbs: We decided to use multiple delicious herbs from my garden! You can do it too and customize your chimichurri crema. Traditionally there is a large amount of parsley in it, so feel free to do that! Mix it up, it will all be delicious!

Storage: Store the chimichurri-inspired crema in a jar in the fridge for 3 – 5 days! 

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Creamy Chimichurri Sauce

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This delicious creamy spin on a classic chimichurri sauce is so good you'll want to put it on everything!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 4 mins
Course Appetizers, Sauces and Dressings, Vegan Sauce
Cuisine Mexican-Inspired
Servings 12
Calories 119 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ¼ cup cashews soaked
  • 6 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 2 red chili peppers remove seeds
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cracked black pepper
  • ½ cup oregano
  • ½ cup cilantro or parsley
  • ¼ cup fresh dill
  • ¼ cup chives
  • Juice of 1 lime

Instructions
 

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Adjust seasoning to taste!
  • Enjoy this crema with tacos, chips, salads or anything you desire!

Notes

Notes 
Instead of cashews, feel free to use almonds or avocado! 
We decided to use multiple delicious herbs from my garden! You can do it too and customize your chimichurri crema. Traditionally there is a large amount of parsley in it, so feel free to do that! Mix it up, it will all be delicious!! 
Adjust ANY and all seasonings to taste. Customize it to fit the needs of the dish you’re making. 
Store the chimichurri-inspired crema in a jar in the fridge for 3 – 5 days! 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.9g | Protein: 2.4g | Fat: 7.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 201.3mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 0.5g
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