Chimichurri sauce (for barbecued chicken)

BBQ chicken with chimichurri sauce.
BBQ chicken with chimichurri sauce.  Photo: Marco Del Grande

Traditionally served with grilled offal, this simple sauce is great on beef, chicken, pork, fish and vegetables. It is best eaten soon after it is made.


3 garlic cloves

½ tsp dried chilli flakes

sea salt

½ large brown onion

1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves

1 cup coriander leaves

2 tbsp marjoram leaves

juice of 1 lime

100ml-200ml extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp red wine vinegar


Pound garlic, chilli and a big pinch of sea salt in a mortar and pestle. Remove to a bowl.

Finely dice onion and finely chop parsley, coriander and marjoram.

Add to garlic mixture with remaining ingredients.

Check seasoning and serve with barbecued chicken or grilled meat.