Oil-Free Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce

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Serve with fresh Chimichurri for bright, delious flavor

Easy  |  Servings: 8  |  Ready In: 5  minutes |  Yield: 1 cup

Fresh parsley, oregano, and a pop of flavor from red wine vinegar come together in this oil-free recipe for traditional Chimichurri. This healthy vegan condiment pairs well with grilled or roasted vegetables like Oil-Free Roasted Rosemary Garlic Potatoes, Grilled Portobello Mushrooms, or Whole Roasted Argentinian Cauliflower.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup roasted cashews
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 shallot, peeled and quartered
  • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flake
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ – ½ cup water, as needed

How it’s Done:

To make the Oil-Free Argentinian Chimichurri Sauce: Combine everything except the water in a blender. Add ¼ cup of the water and puree. Add more water, as needed, to reach a smooth, pourable consistency.

Serve over your favorite roasted or grilled vegetables like Oil-Free Roasted Rosemary Garlic Potatoes, Grilled Portobello Mushrooms, or Whole Roasted Argentinian Cauliflower.

Whole Roasted Yellow Cauliflower with Oil-Free Chimichurri
Fresh Oregano is the dominant herb in this fresh, classic Argentinian condiment.

Chef’ Katie’s Tips

Oil-Free Mission: I’m on a mission to get rid of empty calories, and oil is the most calorie-dense food. For this recipe, roasted cashews add rich, nutty flavor, while also bringing healthy fiber and key nutrients. You can substitute with other roasted nuts and seeds (pistachios, pumpkin seeds, or ½ an avocado are my favorites). For a less calorie-dense option, swap out the cashews for 1 cup of chickpeas.

Raw Version: This version uses roasted cashews to add a layer of rich, nutty flavor. For a raw version, simply substitute with raw cashews.


Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Servings 8.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 30
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2 g 3 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 151 mg 6 %
Potassium 45 mg 1 %
Total Carbohydrate 3 g 1 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g 2 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 1 g 2 %
Vitamin A 4 %
Vitamin C 12 %
Calcium 2 %
Iron 2 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Shopping and Gear List

    • KARMA Premium Whole Cashews, Dry Roasted Salted, 8 Ounce
  • Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning 4.5 Ounce
  • Red Pepper Flakes – 1/4 Pound (4 Ounces ) – Crushed Red Chili 40K Units Heat

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