Basil Chimichurri

Add basil to classic chimichurri for more complex flavor that will have dinner guests asking for your secret ingredient. Add this chimichurri recipe to just about any protein of your choosing.

Basil Chimichurri
Photo: Carson Downing
Total Time:
15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 cup

Ingredients

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 3 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 ¾ cup packed fresh basil

  • ¼ cup packed fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup packed fresh Italian parsley

  • ¼ cup chopped shallot

Directions

  1. In a food processor process 1/2 cup olive oil, 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar, 2 cloves garlic, 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper. Add 1 3/4 cups packed fresh basil, 1/4 cup each packed fresh cilantro, Italian parsley, cilantro, and chopped shallot; process. Chill up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

64 Calories
7g Fat
1g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 64
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 13%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 31mg 1%
Folate, total 5.6mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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