Green and Red Chimichurri

Thanks to Steve in Filey for his Chimichurri recipe:

Quick and easy way to make 2 chimichurri recipes at the same time.

Equipment

Food Processor

Ingredients

Flat Leaf Parsley: 1 Bag of a handful

Corriander: 1 Bag or a handful

Mint: 2 x Bag or a large handful of mint leaves

Basil: 2 x Bag or a handful

Lemon: Juice of 1 whole lemon

Garlic: 3 big cloves

Red Chilli: 3 (add more if you like it spicy)

Jar of roasted red peppers

Red wine Vinegar: 2 x tablespoon

Olive Oil: At least 100ml, but you might need more to get a smoother consistency

Salt / White Pepper (season to taste)

Method

The best thing about this recipe is that you can just throw everything into the food processor.

Herbs: Cut off the ends of the stem of the Corriander, Parsely and Basil, and then add to the food processor. Then pick the leaves from the mint and add this as well – don’t add the stems as this will make it takes “woody”.

Garlic: Peel the garlic cloves and add them to the food processor

Chilli: Cut the top off and add whole to the food processor

Add everything to the food processor

Now add the juice of a lemon and the red wine vinegar and then blitz to a paste.

After the first blitz

Now you have a paste it’s time to add the olive oil. It’s best to keep it blitzing and gradually pour in the oil until you see it form a loose consistency.

Now season with salt and white pepper to taste.

If you want to add another dimension, take half of the green chimichurri you have just made and just add roasted red peppers (you can even add some more chillis and red wine vinegar if you like it spicier with more of a pickle flavour).

Tip: It gets better over time, so you can store it in the fridge in a sealed container – if it starts to go dry, you can refresh with some more olive oil, making it a great accompaniment with meat, veg or fish!

Red pepper chimichurri recipe on top. Green chimichuri recipe on the bottom

By Team LYC

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