What does chimichurri taste like?
If we could only use one word to describe chimichurri sauce, it would be “bright.” The combination of fresh cilantro and parsley pack an herbaceous flavor, while the red pepper flakes bring a hint of spice. Add in the garlic’s spicy, pungent flavor and the vinegar’s acidic tang, and that’s chimichurri.
Is chimichurri like pesto?
Pesto and chimichurri are both herb sauces made with garlic and olive oil, but they are very different. Pesto is an Italian sauce made with basil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic, and olive oil. Chimichurri is an Argentine sauce made with parsley, garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and red chili peppers or flakes.
What is Mexican chimichurri made of?
Made with cilantro, parsley, peppers, and garlic, it’s great on grilled steak, chicken, or vegetables.