QUICK AND SIMPLE BLENDER CHIMICHURRI RECIPE
Refreshing and flavorful, chimichurri sauce is a South American condiment that pairs well with grilled meats, roasted vegetables and salads. You can keep fresh chimichurri on hand to add to your favorite recipes with the help of your blender. Use this article to learn more about making homemade chimichurri in your blender.
WHAT IS CHIMICHURRI?
Chimichurri is a classic Argentinian sauce that utilizes fresh herbs, spices, oil and vinegar flavors. It is often used as a marinade, condiment or dip and has a bright, herbaceous flavor.
WHAT IS CHIMICHURRI SAUCE MADE OF?
Traditional chimichurri sauce is made with parsley, garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes. However, you can customize the ingredients to suit your tastes and complement different recipes.
You can add more depth to your sauce’s flavor profile by adding basil and cilantro when you make these Steak Tacos with Chimichurri. If you prefer milder flavors, try making this Grilled Ribeye with Chimichurri that omits chiles and red pepper flakes.
HOMEMADE CHIMICHURRI RECIPE
You can make homemade chimichurri quickly and easily with the help of your KitchenAid® blender. The following recipe is a general guide to making blender chimichurri, but you can get creative and make flavor substitutes to fit your taste.
Crushed red pepper flakes
Red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
Blender, like the KitchenAid® K400 Variable Speed Blender
STEP 1: PREP YOUR INGREDIENTS AND WORK STATION
Before you put your ingredients into your blender, wash and prep your ingredients. Place your fresh herbs in a colander to rinse with cool water, then remove the leaves from the stems. Place your blender on a flat surface and plug it into the outlet.
STEP 2: ADD INGREDIENTS TO YOUR BLENDER
Add your ingredients to your blender, starting with the olive oil and vinegar. Then, add freshly ground spices and garlic cloves to the jar before tossing in the fresh herbs. Secure the blender lid tightly to prevent spillage while blending.
STEP 3: BLEND THE SAUCE
Once you’ve placed all of the ingredients inside your blender, press the start/power button on a low speed to slowly incorporate the herbs, then increase the speed to high and puree until you’ve achieved a smooth consistency. Pour your sauce into a serving bowl and serve alongside grilled meats and vegetables.
SHOP KITCHENAID® BLENDERS FOR MAKING CHIMICHURRI
You can create fresh chimichurri in minutes with a KitchenAid® blender. Browse blenders like the K400 Variable Speed line and the High Performance Series to find the model that matches the way you make. Make just the right amount of sauce with the 6-oz. Small Batch Jar and the 16-oz. Personal Blending Jar expansion packs for select KitchenAid® blenders.
WHAT CAN I SUBSTITUTE FOR RED WINE VINEGAR IN CHIMICHURRI?
If you don’t have red wine vinegar on hand, swap it for apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar. It is important to note that different kinds of vinegar have varying flavor strengths, so you may need to adjust the amount you use accordingly.
WHY IS MY CHIMICHURRI BITTER?
Chimichurri can become bitter if the ingredients aren't balanced properly. Thankfully, there are a few easy ways to fix bitter-tasting chimichurri. Adding more acidity, like citrus or vinegar, can counteract bitter flavors. You can also add a touch of sweetness in the form of honey or sugar. Overblending can also lead to bitterness.
HOW DO I STORE CHIMICHURRI?
If you've made more chimichurri than your recipe needed or made a bulk batch for meal prep, you can store homemade chimichurri in the fridge and freezer. To store chimichurri in the refrigerator for up to two days, place it in an airtight container.
If you want to store your sauce for extended periods of time, pour it into an ice cube tray and place it inside your freezer. Pop out and add a cube or two whenever you need a bright addition to a dish.
WHAT CAN I SERVE WITH CHIMICHURRI?
Chimichurri pairs beautifully with grilled meats like steak, pork or chicken as well as a variety of roasted vegetables. This Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Chimichurri Dressing combines vegetables like carrots, cauliflower and broccolini with the bright flavors of chimichurri and the rich and creamy taste of avocado.
Top Carne Asada Tacos with homemade chimichurri to add depth to the dish’s flavor profile, or add a drizzle of the sauce over sizzling Chicken Fajitas. At your next dinner party, serve these Root Vegetable Chips with Chimichurri Dip as a unique appetizer or side.
EXPLORE KITCHENAID® BLENDERS
KitchenAid brand offers a wide selection of countertop blenders and hand blenders to help you create sauces like chimichurri and pesto, homemade soups, salad dressings and more. Browse KitchenAid® blender options to help you open the door to more possibilities in your kitchen.
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