Recipe: Chimichurri Sauce

Serve this bright green sauce with beef for a refreshing new taste

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Chimichurri sauce stems from South America and adds a fresh flavour to beef

The next time you throw some beef on the grill, serve it with chimichurri sauce for a fresh taste

This sauce, created by David Hawskworth, is being served with all of the lunch and dinner beef dishes at Hawksworth’s. Its vibrant fresh flavour is a refreshing change to a regular beef jus. The sauce stems from South America, in particular Argentina, where it is matched with grilled red meat.


  • 2 bunches parsley

  • 1 bunch cilantro

  • 1 shallot, chopped

  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled

  • Pinch of dried chili flakes

  • 1-2/3 cups olive oil

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar

  • Pinch of salt


  1. Using a blender or a mortar and pestle, grind together the raw herbs, shallot, garlic and chili flakes to form a paste.
  2. Slowly add olive oil to achieve a sauce consistency. It should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  3. Adjust the seasonings and acidity levels with the lemon juice, sherry vinegar and salt.
  4. Store the sauce, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Please note that this sauce is best served the same day as it is made, as it will slowly lose its vibrant green colour and fresh flavour.

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