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The Best Chimichurri Verde Sauce (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

This quick and easy 9 ingredient Chimichurri Verde is my spin on the classic South American sauce! It contains a blend of parsley, cilantro, garlic, oil, vinegar and spices; and is BIG on flavor. You’ll find yourself putting this delicious gluten-free & vegan sauce on everything — this I can attest!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Condiments, Vegan
Cuisine: South American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 197kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley stems included, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro stems included, roughly chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 6 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbs apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or pink salt


  • In a food processor or blender combine all of the above ingredients and blend until relatively smooth, or to preferred texture. Adjust salt to taste.
  • Alternatively, you can combine ingredients and mash using a mortar and pestle.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 10 days.
  • Enjoy!



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Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 804IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg