Chimichurri is one of those sauces that seems to go well with just about any meal. Plus, it’s super easy and relatively inexpensive to make. Here are 8 meals that highlight this versatile and delicious sauce!
1. Mediterranean Veggie Skewers with Chimichurri
Just because we’re cookin’ with plants doesn’t mean our grills get the cold shoulder! The marinade goes great on anything and the chimichurri is to die for. It’s amazing with bread, empanadas, and absolutely anything grilled. Bring these Mediterranean Veggie Skewers with Chimichurri by Bailey Ruskus to your next family BBQ and you’ll have everyone asking you for your secret!
Reprinted with permission from Cook, Heal, Go Vegan! by Bailey Ruskus, Page Street Publishing Co. 2021. Photo credit: Bailey Ruskus
2. Cauliflower “Steaks” with a Chimichurri Sauce
3. Chimichurri Couscous Bowl
Source: Chimichurri Couscous Bowl
4. Angel Hair Pasta With Chimichurri Sauce
Although traditionally chimichurri is used as a meat accompaniment, as this recipe proves, it also tastes wonderful as a pasta sauce! In this recipe, angel hair is cooked, tossed with the chimichurri, and then topped with red pepper flakes, parsley, cilantro, and fresh basil. This Angel Hair Pasta With Chimichurri Sauce by Medha Swaminathan is amazing!
5. Mushroom Fajitas With Chimichurri
While you can make fajitas in a variety of ways depending on your preferences, this classic vegan version is a surefire winner! With marinated portobellos, homemade taco seasoning, and effortless chimichurri sauce, these Mushroom Fajitas With Chimichurri by Gabrielle St. Claire are a savory bomb of flavor that will taste like they took all day to make. Top with a drizzle of vegan sour cream and a dollop of guacamole for additional deliciousness.
6. Grilled Tofu and Squash With Chimichurri Sauce and Couscous
Chimichurri sauce, an Argentinian condiment, is simply a mixture of parsley, cilantro, vinegar, and garlic. Oftentimes, however, the sauce comes complete with about a cup of olive oil. I’ve lightened up the sauce and made it a snap to make. This sauce is served over grilled vegetables and tofu, but since the couscous also contains beans, you can easily make this soy-free by grilling more vegetables instead of the tofu. This Grilled Tofu and Squash With Chimichurri Sauce and Couscous by Zsu Dever is to die for, so it hopefully makes enough to serve 4!
7. Gaucho Grain Bowl
Source: Gaucho Grain Bowl
This Gaucho Grain Bowl by Quelcy Kogel is inspired by the smoky, meaty flavors of the countryside, of the traditions of the gaucho. It’s an oxymoron with smoky eggplant, meaty mushrooms, and a variation on the traditional chimichurri sauce, which you’ll want to scoop onto everything.
8. Serrano Pepper Avocado Toast
Source: Serrano Pepper Avocado Toast
Spice up your next brunch with this Serrano Pepper Avocado Toast by Rene Barker which is packed full of flavor with grilled corn and fresh chimichurri sauce. Avocado toast might seem like old news, but this version is a whole new take on the classic. It has the perfect balance of fresh flavors with char-grilled corn, spicy serrano slices, and fresh chimichurri sauce drizzled on top.
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