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Chimichurri Three Ways
Chimichurri recipes use fresh herbs which have numerous health benefits.
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Red Hot Chimichurri

Rosemary Chimichurri

Dry Chimichurri

(Elizabeth Carrion)

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Red Hot Chimichurri

Ingredients

1 medium Spanish onion , minced
1 teaspoon saffron threads
½  cup olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
½  flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon paprika
1 garlic clove , minced
1 to 2 pinches of chipotle chili powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoons ground black pepper

Makes  about 2 cups.

(Elizabeth Carrion)

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Step 1

Place minced onion and saffron threads in a small saucepan with ½ cup water. Heat over medium heat for about 5 minutes until the water turns red from the saffron and onions are tender. Pour mixture into a bowl and let cool.

(Elizabeth Carrion)

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Step 2

While heating saffron mixture, in another bowl, combine remaining ingredients then add to cooled saffron mixture and stir until well-combined.  Refrigerate until ready to use.  Keeps well for 2 weeks.

(Elizabeth Carrion)

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Rosemary Chimichurri

Ingredients

½ bunch parsley, coarsely chopped
½ bunch cilantro, coarsely chopped
3 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
1 sprig rosemary
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
¼ teaspoon pepper

Makes  about 1 cup.

(Elizabeth Carrion)

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Step 1

Combine all chimichurri ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.

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Step 2

Pour in a dish and set aside until ready to use.

(Elizabeth Carrion)

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Dry Chimichurri

Ingredients

2 tablespoons dried parsley
2 tablespoons dehydrated minced onion
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons dehydrated minced garlic
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
2 teaspoons kosher salt

Makes  about 1 cup.

(Elizabeth Carrion)

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Step 1

Place all ingredients in an airtight container.  Cover and shake vigorously until well-combined.

Use it as a rub for meats or seasoning for roasted  veggies.

(Elizabeth Carrion)

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Step 2

Tip:  To release flavors, crush herbs between fingers.

(Elizabeth Carrion)

Chimichurri Three Ways

Chimichurri recipes use fresh herbs which have numerous health benefits.

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