First encounter with Chimichurri

Yikes! I’m in trouble— more than a month without posting!?!?! It’s true what they say, time goes by quickly when you’re having fun. I have been cooking quite a lot lately and experimenting with recipes on my own so hopefully I’ll get around to posting those this week. I don’t want to ruin the surprises, so let’s just say there’s a lot to look forward to :).

Anyways, on to today’s post — Chimichurri!

I had honestly never tried Chimichurri until I made this. I have been tempted to make it before and just never did. It must have been fate this time — I was wasting away on Pinterest and of course a chimichurri recipe pops up. I clicked on it and it looked so simple that I just had to try it. I also justified making it knowing that we don’t eat steak that often in my house even though my dad LOVES it, so I guess you could say that this was his treat. I went to the store and bought twice the amount of ingredients — I just had a hunch that it would be good. I decided that I didn’t want to make it a heavy meal so I paired it will yellow squash, asparagus, and mushroom that I lightly sautΓ©ed on high heat and then cooked for about 5 minutes in the oven.

This. Meal. Is. Perfect! Super great for summer and just so refreshing! We ate all the vegetables and finished off TWO large steaks. This has been one of my favorite things that I’ve made and also one of the most delicious. I’m actually surprised that I haven’t made it again since then…. hmmmmmm. Definitely make this — such a crowd pleaser!

Grilled Steak with Chimichurri and vegetables

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh Italian parsley leaves
4 medium garlic cloves
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (I put a little bit more)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup EVOO
2 sirloin steaks

Marinate your steaks in EVOO, salt, pepper, and fresh garlic for about 30 minutes. Cook on the grill to desired done-ness.
In a food processor, combine all the ingredient (EXCEPT THE EVOO) and pulse until chopped. Then pulse in the EVOO until all combined. Let the sauce sit in the fridge for a couple of hours so that the flavors combine. THE END

Super easy. Super delicious!

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